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 firstname.lastname@example.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