Advanced Pediatric Life Support Course

Course providers

1 or 2 day courses

Intended for:

Physicians with advanced skills in the care of critically-ill or injured children, including:

  • emergency room physicians
  • pediatricians
  • senior emergency medicine and pediatric trainees

Accreditation: up to 7.5 MainPro M1 credits

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Format: 6 pre-course online modules; 1 day or 2 day courses with presentations, practical skills stations, and case- based discussions, awarded American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP) Certificate upon completion with written exam score of 70per cent or higher

Based on: PALS course within previous two years

Equipment used: APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Revised Fourth Edition

This course is offered in Vancouver

Topics covered:

Pediatric trauma, neonatal and medical emergencies, and common Central Nervous System (CNS) problems

Learning objectives:

  • To assess and manage critically-ill children during the first hours in the emergency department
  • To help the clinician detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay
Procedural skills learned:

Assisted and mechanical ventilation, advanced airway, vascular access (intraosseous and central), and chemical/electrical cardioversion

Affiliated with:
UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) – offers APLS as part of Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update
International Emergency Medicine Education Association (IEMEA) – offers 1 and 2 day APLS courses