European Paediatric Advanced Life Support

The EPALS course is designed for all healthcare professionals who are likely to be involved, either as a team member or team leader, in the resuscitation of a child, infant or newborn, whether in hospital or out of hospital.

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EPALS

The EPALS course is designed for all healthcare professionals who are likely to be involved, either as a team member or team leader, in the resuscitation of a child, infant or newborn whether in hospital or out of hospital. The course aims to provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed for managing a critically ill child during the first hour of illness, and preventing progression to cardiac arrest. Emphasis is given also to team management and non-technical skills.


The course takes up 2 full days (or up to 3 days) and includes:


  • Recognition of a critically ill child
  • Knowledge and skills in assessing and treating problems with the airway, breathing and circulation (including bag-mask ventilation)
  • Intraosseous infusion
  • Management of shock
  • Scenario-based training in the management of critically ill children
  • Basic life support
  • Treatment of choking
  • Neonatal life support
  • Advanced cardiac arrest algorithms
  • Shockable and non-shockable rhythms, defibrillation
  • Scenario-based training in the management of (imminent) cardiac arrest, severe trauma and special circumstances; with emphasis on non-technical skills and team approach
  • Post-resuscitation care and ethics

Requirements

The course is for those healthcare professionals who are likely to be involved in the resuscitation of a child, infant or newborn whether in hospital or out of hospital.

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