European Paediatric Advanced Life Support - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
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.
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
Who is Suitable to attend the course?
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.
Sponsor: Resuscitation CW
Chelsea and Westminster hospital
369 Fulham Road,
Tel: (0)20 3315 8000