PILS  -  Paediatric Immediate Life Support Provider Course
General information
  

Objectives
 
The PILS course aims to provide healthcare staff with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to:
 
     recognise the seriously ill child and initiate appropriate interventions
       to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest
     treat the child in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest for the short time
       before the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance
     become members of the resuscitation team
 

Pre-course preparation
 
The course is run over one day and is mainly delivered as hands-on practical skill stations and workshops and one lecture. The manual is forwarded two weeks before the start of the course and the candidate is advised to study this thoroughly. Assessment on the course is continuous in nature.

Practical Stations
 
     BLS and FBAO
     Airway management and ventilation
     BLS with adjuncts
     Emergency circulatory access, fluid administration and medications
     ALS algorithm and management of cardiorespiratory arrest
     Scenario practice
     Optional targeted training
 

Demonstrations
 
     Initial ABCDE assessment and interventions
     Scenario
 

Lecture
 
     Recognition and initial management of the seriously ill child

 

Contact details:

Name: Bernadette Fitzgerald
Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 1223
Fax: +353 (0)21 492 0781
E-mail: nrp@ucc.ie

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