PAEDIATRIC Immediate Life Support-Wirral-Merseyside-Cheshire-NorthWest
Who is this course suitable for? The pILS Course is appropriate for the following candidates: doctors, medical students (final year), nurses, health visitors, school nurses, nursing students (final year), midwives, ODPs , cardiac technicians, resuscitation officers, physiotherapists, dentists, dental nurses, ambulance technicians/paramedics.
The pILS course addresses the needs of staff who need more advanced skills than those taught during basic life support (BLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive two-day European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course.
Learning outcomes The pILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:
-understand the structured ABCDE approach that facilitates rapid recognition of seriously ill children;
-provide appropriate initial treatment interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest;
-treat children in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest until the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance;
-promote active membership of a paediatric resuscitation team.
The pILS course is run over one day and the course programme consists of one lecture, skill stations and simulation practice.
Assessment and Certification Assessment is continuous and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill. Copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual.Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) pILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year. The pILS course is recognised for up to 5 continuing professional development (CPD) points.
Pre-course preparation The manual is sent to candidates two weeks before the start of the course, unless candidates book later. Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual.