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PAEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE LIFE SUPPORT (pILS)

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Simulation & Skills Centre, BTH

Whinney Heyes Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR

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Who is this course suitable for?

The pILS Course is appropriate for the following candidates: doctors, medical students (final year), nurses, health visitors, school nurses, nursing students (final year), midwives, ODPs , cardiac technicians, physiotherapists, dentists, dental nurses, ambulance technicians/paramedics.

The PILS course addresses the needs of staff who need more advanced skills than those taught during basic life support (BLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive two-day European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.


The PILS course is run over one day and the course programme consists of one lecture, skill stations and simulation practice. The half-day recertification PILS course (see separate page) is only available to those within one year of the expiry of their Resuscitation Council (UK) PILS provider certificate.

If more than a year has elapsed since the expiry of the PILS certificate the full PILS course must be attended. 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. Pre-course preparation The manual is available from the library 4 weeks prior to your course dates.

Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual.

Should you require further information or guidance on this course please contact Patrick Higgins, Clinical Resuscitation Officer (Paediatric Lead) on 01253 957869 or bleep 053 internally.

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Simulation & Skills Centre, BTH

Whinney Heyes Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR

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