Pre-Course: Advanced Pediatric Emergency Care (APEC)

Saturday 27 September: 08:30 - 17:00 
Sunday 28 September: 08:30 - 13:30

Course Director

  • Yehezkel Waisman, Israel
  • Said Hachimi Idrissi, Belgium


  • Silvia Bressan, Italy
  • Nadeem Quereshi, USA
  • Said Hachimi Idrissi, Belgium
  • Liviana da Dalt, Italy
  • Santiago Mintegui, Spain
  • Tom Beattie, UK
  • Itai Shavit, Israel


The course is designed for 30 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 two-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 of day 1, students will actively participate (hands-on) in advanced skill stations designed to provide knowledge and skills relevant to paediatric emergency medicine. During the afternoon of day 2, students will participate in small group discussions / cases simulations designed to elicit discussion on the clinical management of common paediatric emergencies including trauma. 

A full course agenda is provided below.  


08:30 Registration/Buffet  
09:00 Introduction to the APEC course Faculty
09:15 An Approach to the Seriously Ill Infant and Child Said Hachimi Idrissi, Belgium
09:45 Principles of Pediatric Triage Yehezkel Hezi Waisman, Israel
10:15 Respiratory Emergencies Silvia Bressan, Italy
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Management of the Febrile Child in the ED Silvia Bressan, Italy
11:45 Status Epilepticus (SE) Nadeem Quereshi, USA
12:15 Abdominal Emergencies Silvia Bressan, Italy
12:45 Common Toxicological Emergencies Santiago Mintegui, Spain
13:15 Lunch Break  
14:00 Case Scenarios (Simulations) Respiratory Cases  Silvia Bressan, Italy
14:45 Shock (2-3) Yehezkel Hezi Waisman, Israel
15:30 Cardiac Cases & Pediatric Arrhythmias (3) Said Hachimi Idrissi, Belgium
16:15 Trauma Cases (2-3) Itai Shavit, Israel
DAY 2    
08:30 Buffet  
09:00 Introduction to day 2 Faculty
09:15 Approach to the Pediatric Multiple Trauma Patient Tom Beattie, UK
10:00 Cardiovascular Emergencies Said Hachimi Idrissi, Belgium
10:30 Diabetic Keto-Acidosis Nadeem Quereshi, USA
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Procedural Sedation & Analgesia
Itai Shavit, Israel
12:15 Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies Tom Beattie, UK
13:00 Course Summary & Certificate Handout Faculty