APLS (Simulator-Mediated Advanced Pediatric Life Support)
MAXIMUM REGISTRATION: 24
Designed to train physicians to assess and manage critically ill children during the first hour in the emergency department. The aim is to help the clinician detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay.
The course consists of:
- Presentations: pediatric assessment, maltreatment, surgical emergencies, orthopedic trauma, and common toxins and poisons.
- Simulator-mediated practical skills stations: assisted and mechanical ventilation, advanced airway, vascular access intraosseous and central, and chemical electrical cardioversion.
- Case-based discussions: respiratory emergencies, shock, Central Nervous System problems, pediatric trauma, and neonatal emergencies.
- New: 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines highlight.
This APLS course is unique in North America as it incorporates the simulator in the skills stations and small group discussions. The participants will work in teams on a pediatric and a neonatal simulator to resuscitate critically ill children and neonates in various real life scenarios. The 2015 resuscitation guidelines will be reviewed and practiced in the simulated scenarios.
Required preparatory work involves pre-reading The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Fifth Edition. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP) Certificate. In order to obtain the ACEP certificate, the participant is required to attend all didactic and small group sessions and achieve 80% on the end-of-the-course written examination.
APLS 5th Edition Manual (including shipping): $165