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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.

How to book 

These sessions are not drop-in sessions. You must book your place on My Learning Passport.

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If you are unable to attend please login as above and cancel yourself off the appropriate date. You will be unable to re-book until you have done this.


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Each question within our form clearly stipulates the information required from you. Please do not include further details about yourself or anyone else other than that being specifically asked. 

What information we collect

  • Name, profession, employer and job title
  • Contact information including address, telephone numbers and email address
  • Special dietary / access requirements
  • Relevant payment and invoicing information

How we use your information 

The personal information you submit via the registration form is used to keep an accurate record of who is attending one of the advertised training courses. None of your personal information is sold on or shared with any third party organisation. 

Who can access your information 

Course administrators and facilitators. This access is required to confirm your registration and to keep an accurate record of who is attending each course. 

Senior website administrators access your submitted personal information via a password protected secure access point within our website system. This access is required for technical support purposes.

How we store your information

When a form has been submitted we will keep a hard copy as required by the governing body of the course. Forms are kept for a maximum of 5 years in a secure environment.

How long we store your information for 

We store personal information for as short a time as possible. 

Unless you have otherwise stipulated within your submitted registration, your details will be removed from our protected hospital computer network shortly after you have attended your training course. 

Removal of your information from our records 

You are entitled to request that we remove any personal information we have about you stored within our systems at any time. For more information on how to do this please email