Paediatric Immediate Life Support

PILS – Paediatric Immediate Life Support

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The Resuscitation Council (UK) Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS) course was launched in 2007. It was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat seriously ill children or children in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team.

Who is this course suitable for?
The PILS Course is appropriate for the following candidates: doctors, medical students (final year), nurses, health visitors, school nurses,  nursing students (final year), midwives, ODPs , cardiac technicians, resuscitation officers, physiotherapists, dentists, dental nurses, ambulance technicians/paramedics.

The PILS course addresses the needs of staff who need more advanced skills than those taught during basic life support (BLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive two-day European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course.

Learning outcomes

  • The PILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:
  • 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;
  • promote active  membership of a paediatric resuscitation team.



18th January  19th January  

6th February  7th February  

17th March  

12th April   21st April  

12th May   23rd May

8th June   27th June 

13th July   14th July  

10th August   11th August 

1st September 4th September

12th October 13th October  

1st November  10th November

15th December

Course Fees

Internal Candidates: Free
External Candidates: £180.00

Please contact the resuscitation department at Blackpool for an application form and a provisional reservation on 01253 957778 or email :


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