European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) Program Offered at Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research

Certificate 2 days Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research)

About European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) Certificate program.

European Paediatric Advanced Life Support  (EPALS) programme is an advanced course that trains healthcare professionals in the early recognition of the child in respiratory or circulatory failure and management of a cardiac arrest.

EPALS provides the knowledge and skills needed to prevent further deterioration and help to save young lives.

The EPALS course is a collaboration between Resuscitation Council UK and the European Resuscitation Council. It is approved by the Royal Colleges of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH), Emergency Medicine (RCEM), and Anaesthetics(RCoA), as well as the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists (APAGBI).

EPALS launched in 2003. Around 3,500 candidates a year train in EPALS, which uses evidence-based guidelines to ensure healthcare professionals have the most relevant knowledge needed to treat the deteriorating child in respiratory or circulatory failure and cardiac arrest.

Over two days, you’ll enhance your practical skills with simulations and workshops, and broaden your understanding of EPALS with lectures and skill stations.

During the course, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Recognise and manage the deteriorating child using a structured ABCDE approach;
  • Deliver standardised CPR in children;
  • Manage the critically ill child, including those in cardiac arrest,  by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation;
  • Become an effective and confident team member and leader by utilizing non-technical skills.

Who is the course for?
The EPALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who need skills in managing deteriorating patients and cardiac arrests. It is for individuals who use skills in advanced paediatric life support as part of their clinical duties, as well as those who teach on a regular basis. This includes doctors, nurses and paramedics.

Eligible Applicants: Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Officers

The Fee Covers: Tuition, teaching and learning materials, venue, mid-morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a certificate.

Mode Of Payment:Money Transfer to Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research, Bank Account or by Institutional Cheque

Venue: The course will be offered at the Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research, Muthaiga.

Duration Of The Course: 2 Days

Mode Of Application: By filling in the application form and mailing to trainingschool@gerties.org
Facilitators: Clinicians and allied professionals involved in the training of healthcare workers on the provision of resuscitation services in Kenya and UK.

Mode Of Delivery:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Small group workshops
  • Small group discussions
  • Skills stations demonstrations
  • Skills Stations Closed discussions
  • Open discussions
  • Student-based Self-directed learning/facilitator teaching

Mode Of Evaluation:

  • Pre course MCQ evaluation questionnaire
  • Outcome based assessment and evaluation
  • Practical individualized summative assessment & evaluation

Objectives of European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS)

To impact paediatric emergency knowledge, skills and attitudes to health workers.

Specific Objective:

Equip participants with knowledge and skills on:

  • Paediatric Basic Life support
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Paediatric Trauma Management
  • Team leadership in clinical emergency care in a variety of clinical incidences

Entry requirements for European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS)

Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Officers

European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) Course Subjects

Introduction, recognition and management of the seriously ill child,
basic life support and use of Bulb Valve Mask(BVM), foreign body 
removal (FBAO), Trauma, Cardiac Arrhythmia, Airway Vascular Arrhythmia,
Newborn Respiratory Failure, Circulatory Failure and scenario
Demonstration.

About Gertrudes Institute of Child Health and Research

Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research Muthaiga is a premier Training Centre of Excellence, located in Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Muthaiga along Muthaiga Road, a few kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District.

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit Children’s Hospital established in 1947. Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is the most established ... read more

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