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Courses for Trainees and Further Resources


If there are any additional courses or other resources you'd recommend to other PEM trainees, please email us:

Keep an eye on the Meetings & Events APEM page for conferences and other events.


APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support, ALSG)

To book a course :

ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)


CPPR (Child Protection: Recognition and Response, ALSG)


European Trauma Course


Paediatric Advanced Trauma Simulation Course

2 day course run by Ami Parikh in London and Oxford

Children's Acute Trauma Course (Sheffield)

BAPS (British Association of Paediatric Surgeons) Trauma Day

Bristol Medical Simulation Centre (BMSC) courses:

- How to Manage Meningococcal Disease

- Advanced Paediatric Intensive Care simulation courses

- SPLAT South West Paediatric Life-Support and Transfer Course

- Team Training for Critical Incidents

CATS stabilisation and transfer course

MIMMS (Major Incident Medical Management and Support)

TEAM (UK Training in Emergency Airway Management)

The Havens

- Paediatric acute sexual assault examination and aftercare

- Courtroom skills / witness familiarisation training

British Burn Association Emergency Management of the Severe Burn (EMSB)

Royal Society of Medicine PEM training days

South Thames Retrieval Service study days

Imperial Serious Infection in Children course

British Paediatric Neurology Association PET 1 - Paediatric Epilepsy Training

Pulvertaft Hand Centre (Royal Derby Hospital) Assessment and Management of Acute Hand Injuries

NLS (Newborn Life Support, Resus Council)



Don’t Forget the Bubbles – a free up-to-date online open access medical resource specifically for paediatrics. Quickly becoming the first port of call for paediatricians

Spotting the Sick Child – free online courses and videos to help hone paediatric assessment skills

RCPCH Compass website – online learning on a wide range of paediatric topics from the RCPCH

E-Learning for Health

• Common childhood exanthems
• Image interpretation: Xrays of various paediatric body parts!
• Soft tissue and bony injuries in children
• Urinary collection in children
• Safeguarding children - Level 1 - Introduction to safeguarding children and young people
• Safeguarding children – Level 2 – Recognition, response and record in secondary care
• Safeguarding children – Level 3 – Maintaining and updating competencies.
• Child with a Rash
• Paediatric Intramuscular Ketamine Dissociative Sedation in the ED
• The Irritable Hip ESR and CRP: Should we Bother?
• The use of clinical algorithms in the emergency department management of the limping child

Image sim – quizzes of 300 paediatric X-rays of each body part, attempting to click on the abnormality or identify a normal image (subscription required)

CATS (Children’s Acute Transport Service) guidelines (ideal for resuscitation scenarios with a drug calculator too) online modules
• Assessment and management of stridor in the Emergency Department
• Assessment and management of paediatric serious illness
• Assessment and management of the Breathless Child: Bronchiolitis
• Assessment of the breathless child: croup
• Assessment of the breathless child: pneumonia
• Assessment of the febrile child
• Initial management of the fitting child

UptoDate : extensive summaries of most medical conditions (institution or personal subscription required)


Useful Apps

Paediatric Emergencies (multiple emergency guidelines, links to CATS/STRS/APLS guidance and drug calculator)

Mersey Burns (easily work out the percentage of burns in resus by shading in an electronic tool)

Growth Charts (input demographics for instant growth chart measurement)

Biliapp (quickly plot bilirubin levels of neonates on the appropriate graph to decide if they need phototherapy/ exchange or not) Snellen Chart (make neuro exams a little easier and more standardised)


Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (often has useful PEM-specific guidelines which are easily digestible) :


Useful references

Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors

Facing the Future : Standards for children and young people in Emergency Care settings

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