About this course

  • Do you need to enhance or refresh your emer­gency pae­di­atric skills?
  • Are you pre­pared to pro­vide emer­gency treat­ment to an ill or injured pae­di­atric client?
  • Do you require Basic Pae­di­atric Life Sup­port skills and certification?

The CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care (PEC) course is an inter­ac­tive, prac­ti­cal course that cov­ers aspects of the emer­gency man­age­ment of chil­dren in the remote and iso­lat­ed set­tings. The course aims to increase your knowl­edge and skills with pae­di­atric pre­sen­ta­tions and focus­es on assess­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and man­age­ment of pae­di­atric emer­gency situations.

PEC is based on cur­rent evi­dence and Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guide­lines pro­vid­ing the health work­force with:

  • Core pae­di­atric emer­gency skills
  • Pae­di­atric basic life sup­port skills

CRANAplus encour­ages clin­i­cians to apply the knowl­edge and skills acquired with­in each individual’s scope of prac­tice and the guide­lines of their health service

Who is this course for?

The course is designed to meet the learn­ing needs of the remote, rur­al and iso­lat­ed health work­force (Nurs­es, Mid­wives, Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Clin­i­cians Para­medics and Med­ical Offi­cers) who may be required to pro­vide emer­gency care to children.

If you have any queries about the course or its rel­e­vance to your prac­tice, sub­mit an enquiry here.

Course Deliv­ery

The PEC course uses a blend­ed learn­ing approach:

  • Online pre-course mod­ules that must be com­plet­ed one week pri­or to the course
  • Atten­dance at a two day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of guid­ed dis­cus­sions, prac­ti­cal skill sta­tions and con­text-based sce­nar­ios led by expe­ri­enced clinicians
  • Pae­di­atric basic life sup­port clin­i­cal skills assessment
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario-based clin­i­cal skills assessment

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to:

  • Demon­strate a com­pre­hen­sive and sys­tem­at­ic approach to the assess­ment and man­age­ment of the ill and/​or injured infant and child
  • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of clin­i­cal dete­ri­o­ra­tion and apply this knowl­edge to the ear­ly iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and man­age­ment of the ill and/​or injured infant and child
  • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of the prac­ti­cal skills required to man­age an ill and/​or injured child
  • Demon­strate effec­tive and accu­rate clin­i­cal handover
  • Demon­strate pae­di­atric basic life sup­port as per the Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil Guidelines

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)
  • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port (Adult, Child & Infant) cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 1 year)


PEC has clarified and increased my confidence to more effectively assess and treat children presenting to our emergency department. The online modules and resources were comprehensive, appropriate and very interesting. Thanks

Student 2021, Adelaide, SA

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