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Paediatric life Support (PLS)


Resuscitation Officers

Target Audience:

Registered nurses, midwives, medical staff, ODA's/ODP's working in an acute paediatric settings i.e. Childrens Ward, Theatres, A&E.


Pre-course reading material will be provided.

Staff are advised to wear comfortable cloting.

Course Length:

1 day

KSF Links:

Core 3: Health, Safety & Security

Booking Contact:

Development & Training

Tel: 822099 ext: 4902


Follow on Activity:

European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) course

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) course

Programme Content:

  • Recognition and management of the sick and deteriorating infant/child
  • Basic Life Support
  • Treatment of Choking
  • Basic airway management
  • Cardiac monitoring and basic cardiac arrest rhythm recognition
  • Defibrillation familiarisation
  • Intraosseous line insertion
  • Drug and fluid calculations
  • Basic trauma management and cervical spine immobilisation

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course, participants will be able to recognise and initially manage the sick and deteriorating child, perform BLS, use basic airway and ventilation adjuncts, establish intraosseous access and work as a useful member of the paediatric emergency team.


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