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This course will be taking place in Precision Healthcare 236 Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15, D15T288 from 8am to 7pm (Day 1) and 8am to 6pm (Day 2). Free parking is available at the venue. Tea/Coffee breaks and a light lunch are provided both days.

The course is suitable for doctors and nurses from paediatrics, emergency and anaesthesia. Please see the course description for more information. If you are not a doctor or nurse from the above specialities and still feel you would be suitable for the course, please email us to discuss.

Before you book this course, please familiarise yourself with the hours required to finish the mandatory online pre-course tutorials and exams (approx 4-6 hours) and the length of the face-to-face elements (8am-6/7pm both days). This is an intense, but extremely rewarding course.

CPD eligibility:

  • 6 hours online learning
  • 16 hours external CPD/CEU

APLS 29th Feb-1st March 2020

  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) training provides a structured learning environment for multi-disciplinary groups to develop the skills, teamwork, and organisation necessary to effectively manage paediatric emergencies.

    The APLS course, designed by the American Academy of Paediatrics, is ideal training for those who work in paediatrics and who manage paediatric emergencies on a regular basis.

    The course is run by Precision Healthcare under license form the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) in the UK

    PLEASE NOTE: the ALSG VLE Tutorials MUST be completed before attending the course. No exceptions are made.

    See ALSG APLS Fact sheet for more details. Click here for a sample course programme (please note that this programme is subject to change)


    It is intended for healthcare professionals who work in paediatrics and who manage paediatric emergencies on a regular basis.

    These candidates may include (but are not limited to) Consultants, Registrars, Senior House Officers, Clinical Nurse Managers and nurses.


    Online Virtual Learning Environment

    • ABCDE Assessment
    • Respiratory Emergencies
    • Cardiac Emergencies
    • Neurological Emergencies
    • Sepsis
    • Trauma
    • Blood test interpretation
    • X-Ray interpretation
    • ECG Interpretation
    • Multiple Choice Question assessment


    • Primary and secondary paediatric assessment
    • Recognition of respiratory distress/failure
    • Airway management and ventilation
    • Needle thoracocentesis, chest drain, surgical airway
    • Recognition of shock
    • IV/IO/Umbilical vascular access and fluid resuscitation
    • Basic life support
    • Newborn resuscitation
    • Electrical therapy/Defibrillation
    • Spinal injury/immobilisation
    • Safe transfer of patients


    16 hours face-to-face, 6 hours online

    Criteria For Successful Completion

    • Completion of the pre-course Online Tutorials, including the MCQ
    • Attendance at the full face-to-face session
    • Pass a simulated Acute Medical/Trauma Emergency scenario (moulage).
    • Pass a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) assessment.


    Participants who successfully complete the course, including the skills evaluation, will receive an ALSG APLS provider course completion card . This accreditation is recognised in over 50 countries throughout the world and is valid for 4 years.

    InstructorsOur highly-experienced Instructors come from Irish, UK and European Healthcare Systems. All instructors are trained by ALSG and monitored on a regular basis. Precision Healthcare is inspected by ALSG on a yearly basis to ensure conformity with APLS standards.

    Course Materials

    The following materials are delivered to the student approximately 4 weeks before the course date

    • Login details for the Online Classroom
    • APLS Textbook
    • Directions to face-to-face venue

    All Precision Healthcare courses are eligible for CPD/CME points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.

    This course is eligible for up to 16 hours of face-to-face CPD and 6 hours of online CPD

    More information on Medical Council and An Bord Altranais.