Courses for Trainees and Further Resources

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


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



APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support, ALSG)

ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

CPPR (Child Protection: Recognition and Response, ALSG)

European Trauma Course

MTC Paediatric Trauma Simulation Course (1 day course run by Ami Parikh in London)

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

Alder Hey Paediatric Emergencies Simulation 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

Guy's Toxicology Course

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

Alderhey PEM course

Royal Society of Medicine PEM training days

South Thames Retrieval Service study days

Imperial Serious Infection in Children course

Imperial HDU 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)



A free up-to-date online open access medical resource specifically for paediatrics.


CT3 E-learning resources (Sept 2013)

Spotting the Sick Child


E-Learning for Health
•Common childhood exanthems
•Image interpretation: Xray: Introduction (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: Non accidental injury (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: Self evaluation (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The ankle (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The bones of the thorax and spine (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The elbow (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The foot and calcaneum (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The hand (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The knee, tibia and fibula (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The pelvis and hip (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The radius and ulna (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The shoulder and humerus (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The skull and facial bones (Paediatric)
•Image interpretation: Xray: The wrist (Paediatric)
•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 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


Useful references

Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors [GMC, Sept 2012]

Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings, [RCPCH - 2012 Edition]