PC 3: Advanced Paediatric Emergency Care (APEC)

Course Director

  • Said Hachimi Idrissi (Belgium)


  • Rodrick Babakhanlou (UK)
  • Tom Beattie (UK)
  • Javier Benito Fernandez (Spain)
  • Santi Mintegui (Spain)
  • Naveen Poonai (Canada)
  • Dave Walker (USA)
  • Hezi Waisman (Israel)


The course is designed for 35 participants. Emergency physicians, Pediatricians and all who are involved in taking care of kids

Course description & learning objectives

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

Course format 

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 with emphasis on evidence-based literature. During the afternoon hours attendees 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. 


Saturday 12 October

09:00 Lectures and interactives sessions  
09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to the APEC course/ introduction of the mentors and mentees Faculty 
09:00 - 09:30 Lecture: An Approach to the Seriously Ill Infant and Child  Said Hachimi-Idrissi
09:30 - 10:00 Interactive session: Fluid Resuscitation in ED Hezi Waisman
10:30– 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 - 11:30 Lecture: Neurological Emergencies

Javier Benito Fernandez

11:30 - 12:30 Lecture: Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Children Naveen Poonai
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 – 14:15 Interactive session: Fever management/recognition of bacterial infection Santi Mintegi
14:15 – 15:00 Interactive session : Abdominal pain, evaluation and investigations Tom Beattie
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 – 16:30 Interactive session: ECG interpretation Dave Walker
16:30 - 17:00 Interactive session: Urogenital Emergencies Rodrick Babakhanlou
17:00 – 17:30 Day 1 summary  Faculty

Sunday 13 October

09:00 Introduction to day 2 Faculty 
09:00 - 09:30 Interactive session: Toxicological Emergencies Santi Mintegi
09:30 - 10:00 Interactive session: Neonatal Emergencies Said Hachimi-Idrissi
10:00 - 10:30

Hands- on: Management of multi-traumatized child
(bleeding cases/ neurotrauma/…) First management and
mitigating the secondary worsening/ massive transfusion
protocol vs. major haemorrhage protocol

Tom Beattie

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Hands-on: Capnography in Emergency Department

Dave Walker & Said Hachimi-Idrissi
11:30 - 12:00

Hands-on: Vascular Access 

Hezi Waisman & Javier Benito Fernandez
12:00 - 12:30

Course Summary


End of the pre-course