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Paediatric Advanced Life Support

About this Course

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This workshop brings together some of the most experienced resuscitation educators and instructors in Australia, and is designed to provide essential skills relating to the assessment and management of Paediatric patients with life threatening arrhythmias. The presenters will emphasise a problem solving approach to the management of emergency situations using the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Paediatric Advanced Life Support.

This workshop will provide the participant with skills relating to paediatric cardiac monitoring, recognition of life threatening arrhythmias, management of respiratory emergencies including advanced airway management, alternatives to IV access including intraosseous access, defibrillation & pharmacology considerations in the paediatric patient.

Prior to attending this PALS course it is recommended that participants have completed a comprehensive Basic Life Support (BLS) course or equivalent within the last 12 to 18 months.

Whilst all candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout the practical sessions, this workshop will be supported by the option of having your competence assessed & accredited for an additional $140. Further details will be provided with your confirmation of registration.

Numbers are limited for these workshops, and due to popularity we advise you to register early to ensure your place.

We have never cancelled a course, so with Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence.

This course has received accreditation from the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ALM number 104649.

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This course has also received accreditation from ACRRM for 10 ALS points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ACRRM ID: 8926.

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Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim this course as an emergency response activity’s in their CPD portfolio. Emergency response activity: Cardiac arrest

Recognition code: ER-17-CA-094

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CPD points can also be claimed from RANZCR, RACP, and various other medical colleges.

Nursing attending this program earn 6 CPD Hours towards their ongoing education.


  • Course Dates

    • Melbourne – Sunday 30th April 2017. Run in conjunction with Medic Oncall. Please contact us for details.
    • Sydney – 8th October 2017
    • Melbourne – 29th October 2017
  • Course Program

    Day One

    TimeSubject/Activity
    0830 - 0845Registration, Coffee & Tea
    0900 - 0910Welcome
    0910 - 1000Paediatric Advanced Life Support – The Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
    1000 - 1030Morning Tea
    1030 - 1130Paediatric Respiratory Emergencies
    1130 - 1200Alternatives to IV Access: Intraosseous Access, Injection, and Infusion, Endotracheal Administration
    1200 - 1230Defibrillation of the Paediatric Patient
    1230 - 1330Lunch
    1330 - 1645Skills Stations: Airway management, Intubation, Laryngeal Mask Airways, Pharmacology, Intra-osseous access, Arrhythmia Recognition, Defibrillation
    1530 - 1545Afternoon Tea
    1645 - 1700Workshop Evaluation, Closing Remarks
  • Course Fees

    Fee for attendance at the 1 day PALS Course is $425 for Doctors and $375 for Nurses, allied health professionals or students.

    Registration includes lecture outlines with reference lists, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.

    A receipt and confirmation of registration will be returned by your preferred contact method following registration and payment.

    Please note that a $55 cancellation fee applies. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within one week of the course.

  • Venue Information

    Melbourne: St Vincent’s Hospital

    Sydney: Westmead Private Hospital

  • Additional Information

    PALS Assessment

    Whilst all candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout the practical sessions, this workshop will be supported by the opportunity for you to have your competence assessed & accredited.

    Following successful completion of the PALS workshop, candidates may elect to have their competency assessed through a written multiple choice questionnaire and a practical scenario based assessment for an additional $140.

    Candidates who successfully complete a scenario based competency assessment in PALS will receive a certificate of competency valid for 12 months.

    Candidates may only elect to attempt a PALS assessment if they can show proof of successfully completing a competency based assessment in BLS or an equivalent assessment containing a substantial paediatric component within the last 12 months. If more than 12 months have elapsed since the candidate’s last BLS assessment, the candidate must attempt both a BLS and PALS assessment together. A 3 month grace period will apply. An additional $55 will be charged to cover the cost of the BLS component.

    Further details will be provided with your confirmation of registration.

For More Information

For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled, or to enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.