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Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Advanced Paediatric Life Support - APLS

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) - 24 participants maximum

Date: Spring 2020

Location: 525 University Ave., Toronto, 12th floor and 6th Floor Simulation Centre

Registration details to come

Course Details

This intensive learning experience developed by the AAP is designed to provide core knowledge in paediatric emergency medicine for health-care providers and teach how to assess and manage critically ill children in the office setting and during the first hours in the emergency department.

The APLS Course focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis and initiation of treatment for many paediatric medical and surgical emergencies during the time the patient's condition is being stabilized in the clinic or emergency department.

Course format includes case-based learning in a small group format and emphasizes hands-on skill practice in a hi-fidelity simulated environment. Participants who attend the course and pass the final exam will receive a certificate. This is not an open-book exam. Passing grade is 80 per cent.

Please note that this is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine course, NOT a Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course which is specifically directed toward the emergency management of paediatric patients approaching or already in cardiopulmonary arrest.

The APLS Course complements, but does not replace the American Heart Association/American Academy of Paediatrics sponsored Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course. It is recommended, and, most participants find it helpful to review PALS before taking this course. Don’t have PALS? Contact the Michener Institute.

Course format includes case-based lectures, small group case presentations and hands-on skill practice. Participants who attend the course and pass the final exam will receive a certificate. 

* Please note:  To take the one-day APLS, you need to have taken the APLS two-day course in the past, and/or taken the PALS course. 

Open to:

  • Paediatricians
  • Emergency Physicians
  • Family Physicians
  • Emergency Nurses

Organizers: Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Contact: Maggie Stevanovic, Course Coordinator
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext.202385
Email: info.pem@sickkids.ca