Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS) Training

Duration: 1 Day

Our next open course: 10th October 2024.
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What does the course offer?

Back to Life are a registered course centre with Resuscitation Council UK, and a provider of RC(UK) certified PILS courses.

The Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS) course trains individuals in the skills of initial assessment of a sick child and provides knowledge and education in the causes and prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest.

The course combines hands-on practical skill stations, workshops and a lecture. Candidates can prepare in advance of the course by studying their PILS manual (provided 2 weeks in advance of the training date) and complete the required pre-course reading.

Upon completing the course candidates will receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) certificate and will be able to function as part of a paediatric resuscitation team.

What will you learn?

The PILS course makes use of the following practical and lectures and scenarios throughout the course:


  • Recognition & initial management of the seriously ill child

 Practical Stations

  • The ABCDE approach
  • Basic Life Support and choking
  • Airway management and ventilation
  • BLS with adjuncts
  • Emergency circulatory access, fluid administration and medications
  • Paediatric ALS algorithm & management of cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Simulation practice
  • Optional targeted training

Learning outcomes

  • 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
  • Become members of a paediatric resuscitation team
Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS) Training

For Groups

Scenario-based training tailored to your working environment, delivered on-site by one of our experienced trainers.

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