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Paediatric immediate life support (pILS)


To provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills needed to recognise the seriously ill child and initiate appropriate interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest; treat the child in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest for the short time before the arrival of a resuscitation team; become members of the resuscitation team.

Accrediting Body

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Target Group

        pILS is recommended for:

  • Registered nurses employed in ED (A&E)

  • Registered nurses employed in CED

  • Registered nurses employed in Dolphin PICU

  • All grades of medical staff employed in A&E

  • All grades of medical staff employed in anaesthetics

  • All grades of medical staff employed in children’s directorate

  • Children’s Directorate bleep holders


The pILS course is run over one day.


Candidates are subject to continual assessment throughout the session.  The course is mainly delivered as hands-on practical skill stations and workshops and one lecture.  Successful completion of the session results in the candidate being issued with a certificate from the Resuscitation Council (UK).


This session is free to all staff employed by the Trust.  External candidates will incur a charge of £125.

Booking Details

To book a place please send an e-mail to the address below including the course name in the Subject:


Future dates:

1 Day Course

ALL 08.45 - 16:30


Tuesday, 10th July
Thursday, 13th September
Thursday, 8th November

Recertification Course


Thursday, 9th August, 1.00 - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 24th October, 08.45 - 12.30pm
Tuesday, 11th December, 08.45 - 12.30pm

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