This course is designed to train physicians to assess and manage critically-ill children during the first hours in the emergency department. The main aim is help the clinician detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay. The course consists of presentations, practical skills stations, and case-based discussions. The skills covered include assisted and mechanical ventilation, advanced airway, vascular access (intraosseous and central), and chemical/electrical cardioversion. The discussions entail pediatric trauma, neonatal and medical emergencies, and common Central Nervous System (CNS) problems.
Course Length: 2 days (8 hours per day)
This course is intended for physicians who are routinely involved in the care of critically-ill or injured children. These include emergency room physicians, pediatricians, and senior emergency medicine and pediatric trainees.
APLS or PALS course within the previous 2 years required
• APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Revised Fourth Edition - Required
American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP) Certificate
Note: In order to obtain the ACEP certificate, the participant is required to complete 6 online modules (US $15/module) prior to the course.
This program meets the College of Family Physicians of Canada for mainpro M1 credits. This course is an accredited Group Learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the maintenance of certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Written exam (must achieve 70% or better)