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Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS)

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.

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 cardio-respiratory arrest
  • Treat children in respiratory or cardio-respiratory arrest until the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance
  • Promote active  membership of a paediatric resuscitation team

Duration: 1 day
Certificate Validity: 1 Year

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