Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS)

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PILS course was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat seriously ill children or children in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team.

This course addresses the needs of staff who need more advanced skills than those taught during paediatric basic life support (pBLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive two-day Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) course.

*On-site team training also available after request. Click here to get in touch.

Eligibility criteria

PILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students (final year), nurses, health visitors, school nurses, nursing students (final year), midwives, ODPs , cardiac technicians, resuscitation officers, physiotherapists, dentists, dental nurses, ambulance technicians/paramedics and to anyone who may have to act as first responder in a professional setting.

Awarding body recommended preparation time for this course is at least 2 weeks. If course placement is booked less than 4 weeks from the course date, it is done at the candidate’s/booker’s own risk.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator to discuss it further BEFORE registering your application through the booking website, as any fees paid may be non-refundable, once the booking has been made.

Prior qualifications, training or experience required

Paediatric Basic Life Support (pBLS) training is recommended.

Method of course delivery

PILS course is run over one day.

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.