Paediatric immediate life support (pILS)

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to recognise the seriously ill child and initiate appropriate interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest; treat the child in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest for the short time before the arrival of a resuscitation team; become members of the resuscitation team.

Accrediting Body

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Target audience

pILS is recommended for:

  • Registered nurses employed in ED (A&E)

  • Registered nurses employed in CED

  • Registered nurses employed in Dolphin PICU

  • All grades of medical staff employed in A&E

  • All grades of medical staff employed in anaesthetics

  • All grades of medical staff employed in children’s directorate

  • Children’s Directorate bleep holders


The pILS course is run over one day.


Candidates are subject to continual assessment throughout the session.  The course is mainly delivered as hands-on practical skill stations and workshops and one lecture.  Successful completion of the session results in the candidate being issued with a certificate from the Resuscitation Council (UK).


This session is free to all staff employed by the Trust.  External candidates will incur a charge of £125.

Course dates

Course dates

1 Day Course

2019 Dates

Thursday, 12th September 2019 (FULL)
Thursday, 7th November 2019 (FULL)

2020 Dates

27 January 2020
20 March 2020
7 May 2020
15 July 2020
24 Septmeber 2020
24 November 2020

Recertification Course

2019 Dates

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 1.00 - 4.30pm (FULL)
Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 08.45 - 12.30pm (FULL)
Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 1.00 - 4.30pm (FULL)

2020 Dates

3 February 2020, 1pm - 4:30pm
3 April 2020, 9am - 12:30pm
3 June 2020, 1pm - 4:40pm
7 August 2020, 9am - 12:30pm
7 October 2020, 1pm - 4:30pm
16 December 2020, 9am - 12:30pm

Book your place

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