The course is run over one day and is mainly delivered as hands-on practical skill stations and workshops, with one lecture. The pre-course materials are sent two weeks before the start of the course and the candidate is advised to study the materials thoroughly. A 50 question MCQ is sent with the pre-course work to allow the candidate to identify their learning needs.
Continuous assessment of resuscitation skills is used on the course and a copy of the assessment criteria is forwarded to the candidate with their pre-course reading.
BLS and choking
Airway management and ventilation with adjuncts
Emergency circulatory access, fluid administration and medications
Paediatric ALS algorithm and management of cardiorespiratory arrest
Simulation practice and optional targeted training
Initial ABCDE assessment and interventions
Recognition and initial management of the seriously ill child
Optional Targeted Training
Optional additional sessions to address specific needs of the candidates and their places of work may be included.