Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS) - Resuscitation Council (UK) Accredited
PILS courses are held at centres throughout the UK and are approved and certified by the Resuscitation Council (UK). This ensures uniformity of content and standard regardless of the centre.
The PILS course is run over one day and the course programme consists of one lecture, skill stations and simulation practice.
The PILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:
understand the structured ABCDE approach that facilitates rapid recognition of seriously ill children;
provide appropriate initial treatment interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest;
treat children in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest until the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance;
promote active membership of a paediatric resuscitation team.
Assessment and Certification
Assessment is continuous and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill. Copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual.
Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) PILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year. The PILS course is recognised for up to 5 continuing professional development (CPD) points.
The manual is sent to candidates two weeks before the start of the course. Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual.
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