Saturday 7 September: 08:00 - 17:30
Sunday 8 September: 08:00 - 13:00

Course Directors

  • Yehezkel Waisman (Israel)
  • Javier Benito Fernandez (Spain)


  • Javier Benito Fernandez (Spain)
  • Randy Cordle (USA)
  • Said H-Idrissi (Belgium)
  • Nadeem Qureshi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Yehezkel Waisman (Israel)


The course is designed for 32 participants (skill stations and case scenarios will be conducted in small groups).  More specifically, it is designed for PEM Physicians, Paediatricans, and Emergency Physicians who provide care for children in emergencies and who want to refine their knowledge and skills in PEM.  

Course description & learning objectives

Background: The APEC course is a development of the Paediatric Section at EuSEM, and will be conducted by its faculty members. At the end of the course participants will be presented with certificates of course completion by EuSEM.

Objectives: To provide physicians participating in the course with both knowledge and advanced skills in recognizing and managing a wide spectrum of paediatric emergencies including trauma, both in the hospital and pre-hospital settings.

General Outline: A 1.5-day course.  
During the morning hours of both days, lectures will be presented on the management of a wide spectrum of paediatric emergencies (including trauma) with emphasis on evidence-based literature. During the afternoon hours students will actively participate in small group advanced skill stations, case scenarios and  simulations designed to provide knowledge and skills relevant to paediatric emergency medicine as well as elicit discussion on the clinical management of common paediatric emergencies including trauma. 

A full course agenda is provided below.  


DAY 1    
08:00 Buffet
08:30 Introduction to the APEC course Faculty
08:45 Lecture: An Approach to the Seriously Ill Infant and Child Prof. Said Idrissi
09:15 Lecture: Principles of Pediatric Triage Prof. Yehezkel Waisman
09:45 Lecture: Respiratory Emergencies Dr. Javier Benito Fernandez
10:30 Coffee break 
11:00 Lecture: Status Epilepticus (SE) Dr. Nadeem Qureshi
11:45 Lecture: Fluid Resuscitation in Children Prof. Yehezkel Waisman
12:30 Lunch Break 
  Case Scenarios (Simulations) 
14:00 Respiratory Cases (2-3) Dr. Javier Benito Fernandez
14:45 Shock (2-3)  Dr. Nadeem Qureshi
15:30 Cardiac Cases & Pediatric Arrhythmias (3)     Prof. Said Idrissi
16:15 Trauma Cases (2-3) Itai Shavit
17:00 Day 1 summary  Faculty
17:30 End of day 1 
DAY 2    
08:00 Buffet
08:30 Introduction to day 2 Faculty
08:45 Lecture: Approach to the Pediatric Multiple Trauma Javier Benito Fernandez
09:30 Lecture: Cardiovascular Emergencies Prof. Said Idrissi
10:00 Lecture: Diabetic Keto-Acidosis Dr. Nadeem Qureshi
10:30 Coffee break 
11:00 Lecture: Procedural Sedation & Analgesia  Javier Benito Fernandez
11:45 Lecture:  Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies  Randy Cordle
12:30 Course Summary & Certificate Handout Faculty
13:00 End of the pre-course