Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
This course is intensive and is held over two days. It is aimed at all emergency medicine specialists (including those in training) particularly paediatricians and anaesthetists. Casualty officers, Medical Officers, Community service Officers and Interns also benefit. A number of consultants have completed the course in recent years and found it beneficial. As you know College requires a diploma in life support before candidates can enter for the FCPaed exam.
The pre-paid course fee R 5000.00 covers the cost of the new 5th edition APLS manual, teas, lunches and a course function at the end of the first day. Fees associated with the ALSG (UK) certification is also included in the course fee A maximum of 32 candidates can attend each course, with a faculty of at least 8 -12 instructors. The course is fully accredited to a minimum 30 CPD points.
NB: It is preferable to receive the course manual at least 2 weeks prior to the course. There is a pre-course MCQ test which is normally completed on the course website. Candidates who do not have access to a computer can be sent the MCQ test upon request. If you are interested in attending a course please complete the registration form, downloadable here.
Course Date(s): See contact co-ordinators below
Course Duration: 2 Days – 8am to 5pm
Course Venue: TBC
Clinical Director: Prof Andrew Argent
Logistics Coordinator: Cindy Maree | | +27 (21) 406 6733
Course Price in ZAR: please enquire direct
Certification Received: ALSG
Each day includes lectures, skills teaching/workshops and scenario play. The first day covers Basic/Advanced Life Support and Cardiac Scenarios. Day two focuses on the Seriously Ill Child and day three covers Trauma. There are written and practical exams.
Please note that the APLS course is run and organized by the UCT Conference Management Centre. The details are listed here in the interests of disseminating the good work of the course which we endorse.
For further information please visit http://www.apls2014.co.za/