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CranaPlus Paediatric Emergency Care & Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PEC & PALS) Course in Alice Springs

CranaPlus Paediatric Emergency Care & Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PEC & PALS) Course in Alice Springs

The CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care and Pae­di­atric Advanced Life Sup­port (PEC + PALS) course is an inter­ac­tive, prac­ti­cal course that cov­ers aspects of the emer­gency man­age­ment of chil­dren.

Our PEC + PALS course con­tent is con­sis­tent with both the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Com­mit­tee on Resus­ci­ta­tion (ANZ­COR) Guide­lines and the Inter­na­tion­al Liai­son Com­mit­tee on Resus­ci­ta­tion (ILCOR) Guide­lines, and facil­i­tates a stan­dard approach to best prac­tice in Aus­tralia. The PEC+PALS course aims to pro­vide the health work­force with a struc­tured approach to:

  • Emer­gency pae­di­atric care that is cru­cial in the first few hours of a life-threat­en­ing ill­ness or injury
  • The con­tin­u­um of care from pae­di­atric basic life sup­port through to the use and avail­abil­i­ty of more advanced skills and resources allow­ing pro­vi­sion of pae­di­atric advanced life support.

 Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, clinicians will be able to:

  • Demon­strate a com­pre­hen­sive and sys­tem­at­ic approach to the assess­ment and man­age­ment of the ill and/​or injured infant and child using a struc­tured approach.
  • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of clin­i­cal dete­ri­o­ra­tion and apply this knowl­edge to the ear­ly iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and man­age­ment of the seri­ous­ly ill and/​or injured infant and child
  • Demon­strate ear­ly man­age­ment and prac­ti­cal skills required to man­age an ill and/​or injured child who has pre­sent­ed with a life-threat­en­ing emergency
  • Demon­strate effec­tive and accu­rate clin­i­cal handover
  • Demon­strate key ele­ments of Pae­di­atric Advanced Life sup­port including:
  • Human fac­tors and resource management
  • Caus­es of car­diac arrest
  • Basic and advanced air­way man­age­ment and ventilation
  • Car­diac arrest and defib­ril­la­tion management
  • Post resus­ci­ta­tion care.

On completion learners will receive:

  • A CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care cer­tifi­cate (valid for 2 years)
  • A CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Advanced Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate (valid for 2 years).


  • $1033 for CranaPlus members
  • $1133 non members

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