Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support (PHPLS) Course

Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support (PHPLS) Course

€495.00 p/p

2 Days

The PHPLS course provides the knowledge and practical procedures necessary for effective treatment of childhood emergencies prior to hospital admission: major incident injury; life-threatening acute illnesses to which children with other underlying chronic diseases may be prone ; the child suffering from the progressive effects of trauma. Prompt recognition and immediate effective treatment improves the life chances for these children.

Course Details

The 2019 date has yet to be released. However, please indicate any interest in this course as early as possible


The seriously ill and or injured child needs to be treated as an individual and there are four key differences that determine treatment: weight; anatomy; physiology and psychology.

The course focuses on how to recognise and effectively manage the treatment of a seriously ill and or injured child, using a structured approach; how to triage, providing appropriate life saving treatment; how to assess the most appropriate form of transportation; and teaches the ASHICE format for pre-hospital communication: age, sex, history, injuries/illness, current condition, expected time and mode of arrival at an ECD.

PHPLS curriculum and key information

The programme comprises online e-modules followed by a 2-day face-to-face course. 
12 e-module topics
  • Recognition and management of the seriously ill child
  • Airway and breathing
  • Packaging and transport
  • Recognition and management of the seriously injured child
  • Chronic conditions
  • Child and the law
  • Pain
  • Special circumstances
  • Dealing with major incidents
  • Child with breathing difficulties
  • Shock
  • Child with convulsions and decreased conscious level

2-day face-to-face course

  • Welcome and aims and setting the scene Demonstration
  • Cardiac/illness simulation
  • Newborn resuscitation
Skill stations/workshops
  • Serious injury
  • Airway management, BLS & vascular access  Packaging and transport
  • Immobilisation
  • Chest procedures
  • Cardiac
  • Serious illness
  • Serious injury
Interactive sessions
  • Structured approach to the seriously ill child
Assessment and certification

Assessment takes place on day two of the course. If you are successful, PHPLS certification is valid for four years and includes access to our VLE.

Recertification options

Either complete the PHPLS assessment sessions, or repeat the full PHPLS course.

Candidate Criteria

This Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support course is suitable for those from the following backgrounds: Medical - Nursing - Paramedic

Course Format
  • Guideline lecture
  • Discussions
  • Skill stations
  • Scenarios
  • Working in teams
  • Small group work
  • Equipment familiarisation
  • Competency-based assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Problem-based learning
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