Cambridge Postgraduate Medical Centre
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European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course (EPALS) 7th & 8th October 2024

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Dates: Mon 7th Oct - Tue 8th Oct
Venue: Madingley Hall view on map
Course price: £550.00
Course Administrator:
Joanna Webb
01223 254992

Please note places are not first come, first served or confirmed until payment has been processed. 

Please be advised that your course fee is refundable for up to 14 days following your application. Thereafter course fees are non-refundable.Please note if you are paying BACS and a refund is approved the trust will refund you via cheque, this can take up to six weeks to be posted.

The European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course is a collaboration between the European Resuscitation Council and the Resuscitation Council (UK). The EPALS course and was launched in 2003 but was rebranded as EPALS in 2016. The course is intended to provide training for multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in the early recognition of the child in respiratory or circulatory failure and the development of the knowledge and core skills required to prevent further deterioration towards respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest.

EPALS is approved by the royal colleges of emergency medicine, paediatrics, anaesthesia and the association of paediatric anaesthetists (RCPCH, RCEM, RCA, APA) for training and revalidation for both consultants and junior grades in advanced paediatric resuscitation skills and management.

Who is this course suitable for?

The EPALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics working in direct contact with children. All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates.

Learning outcomes

Undertaking the EPALS course should enable you to:

    use the structured ABCDE approach for rapid assessment of the seriously ill child;

    manage the sick child until the arrival of expert assistance;

    facilitate the development of resuscitation team members and team leaders;

    use a structured approach to communication amongst team members during an emergency situation

Course structure EPALS courses are held at centres throughout the UK and are approved and certified by the Resuscitation Council (UK). This ensures uniformity of content and standard regardless of the centre.

The course is run over two days. All candidates will be registered on the Learning Management System (LMS) to access the pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ), course evaluation and post course certificates.

The course programme consists of lectures, workshops, skill stations and teaching simulations.