ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT COURSE
(administered by the UK-based Advanced Life Support Group)
Course Duration: 2 days: 8am to 5pm
Course Price in ZAR: R5 500 African
R 10 000 International
This course is intensive and is held over two days (but all candidates are required to complete on-line training sessions prior to the course). It is aimed at all specialists (including those in training) who may be responsible for the emergency management of sick or injured children (particularly paediatricians, emergency medicine specialists and anaesthetists). Casualty officers, Medical Officers, Community service Officers and Interns will also benefit. The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa require a diploma in life support before candidates can enter for the FCPaed exam.
The all-inclusive pre-paid course fee includes the cost of the new 6th edition APLS manual, interactive on-line training material, teaching on the course, teas, lunches. Certification with the Advanced Life Support Group (UK) is also included in the course fee. A maximum of 32 candidates can attend each course, with a faculty of at least 8 -12 instructors. The course is fully accredited to a minimum of 30 CPD points.
NB: It is important to receive the course manual at least 2 weeks prior to the course.
Each day includes, skills teaching/workshops and scenario play. The first day covers Basic/Advanced Life Support and Cardiac Scenarios. Day two focuses on the Seriously Ill or injured Child.
Who should attend this course?
The course is aimed primarily at specialists( including those in training) particularly paediatricians, anaesthetists and specialists in emergency medicine. However doctors at all levels ( from internship through to those with substantial experience in clinical practice) who care for acutley ill or injured children will find this course helpful. Senior nursing staff and paramedics have also attended the course and found it helpful. Senior nursing staff and paramedics have also attended the course and fund it helpful( (although we usually recommend that these colleagues attend a Paediatric Life Support course before attending this course). The College of Paediatricians of South Africa requires completion of a course in paediatric life support before entry to the final fellowship examination. The regulation states: evidence of completion of either the APLS or PALS course, within the 5 years of preceding writing the examination. We have since Haroon's day always accepted the following: Candidates without proof of APLS at the time of applying for the examinatioin will be accepted provisionally but MUST supply proof of having completed the APLS prior to the first written paper.
You would be able to treat most paediatric emergencies safely and effectively.