European Paediatric Advanced Life Support

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Resuscitation Council UK European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) Course                                                                                                       


The EPALS provider course is a collaboration between the European Resuscitation Council and the Resuscitation Council (UK) and reflects changes in resuscitation education. Please note that the RC (UK) EPLS course is presented entirely in English.

Learning outcomes

The EPALS provider course is intended to provide training for multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in the early recognition of the child in respiratory or circulatory failure and the development of the knowledge and core skills required to intervene to prevent further deterioration towards respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest.

Who the course is aimed at:

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics working in direct contact with children. All applicants should hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates provided they do not exceed 10% of the total number of candidates.

Course Programme

The course comprises lectures, workshops, practical skill and teaching simulations, mentor/mentee meetings and assessments.


  • Recognition and management of the seriously ill child
  • Paediatric ALS algorithm

Interactive Workshops

  • Post resuscitation care
  • Cardiac arrhythmia with pulse
  • Trauma management
  • NLS in the Emergency Department

Skill Stations

  • Basic life support with bag mask ventilation and choking
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Vascular access
  • Arrhythmia recognition and safe defibrillation

Teaching Simulations

  • NLS in the Emergency Department
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Circulatory Failure
  • Trauma
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Special circumstances

An experienced faculty will give a simulation teaching demonstration. This introduces the concept of role-play and simulation management, assessment of the critically ill child or infant, shockable/ non-shockable algorithms, feedback, and team leadership skills.

Candidates are required to complete a pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) on the LMS before attending the course.

Assessment & Certification

Assessments are based on clinical simulations that allow the candidate to effectively demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. The simulations are standardised and reflect reality as closely as possible.

There are 3 assessment components:

  • Paediatric basic life support with bag-mask ventilation

(continuous assessment)

  • ALS simulatiom
  • MCQ

Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) EPALS Provider certificate, which is valid for 4 years.  


The course cost is £450 – this includes course manual, daytime catering, certificate & resuscitation Council UK fees (£28 for the course manual & £26 registration).


Web link for Resuscitation Council UK fact sheet:

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