Paediatric Life Support by Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Australia: course review
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Keywords

Course Review
Paediatric Life Support
Paramedic Professional Development

How to Cite

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Macfarlane S, Pearce J. Paediatric Life Support by Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Australia: course review. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2021Jun.2 [cited 2021Sep.22];18. Available from: https://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/947

Abstract

The Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Australia Paediatric Life Support course is designed to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured paediatrics treated by healthcare professionals. It is comprised of pre-reading, online learning and a one-day face-to-face session that covers basic life support, airway management, cardiac rhythm recognition and defibrillation, intraosseous access and recognition of the seriously injured and ill child. This paper reviews the course and concludes that it should be considered as part of the continuing professional development requirements for paramedics.

https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.18.947
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