Advanced Paediatric Emergency Care (APEC)

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Saturday 8 September: 08:30-17:30 & Sunday 9 September: 09:00-12:30



Course Director

  • Prof. dr. Said Hachimi Idrissi (Belgium)


  • Dr. Javier Benito Fernandez (SP)
  • Dr. Tom Beattie (UK)
  • Dr. Silvia Bressan (Italy)
  • Dr. Santiago Mintegi (Spain)
  • Prof. dr. Yehezkel (Hezi) Waisman (Israel)
  • Dr. Rodrick Babakhanlou (UK)
  • Dr. Dave Walker (USA)


The course is designed for 40 participants.
PEM Physicians, Pediatricians, and Emergency Physicians who provide care for children in emergencies and who want to refine their knowledge and skills in PEM
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.

Course description & learning objectives

To provide physicians participating at the APEC course 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 8 September

08:30 Lectures and interactives sessions  
08:30 - 09:00 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  Prof. dr. Said Hachimi-Idrissi 
09:30 - 10:00 Lecture: Metabolic Syndromes Prof. dr. Yehezkel Waisman 
10:30– 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 - 11:30 Lecture: Neurological Emergencies Dr. Javier Benito
11:30 - 12:00 Interactive session: Fluid Resuscitation in ED Dr. Silvia Bressan
12:00 - 12:30 Interactive session: Respiratory Emergencies Dr. Silvia Bressan
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 – 14:15 Hands-on: Non-invasive ventilation (High flow, CPAP, Bipap, etc…) Dr. Dave Walker
14:15 – 15:00 Interactive session : Abdominal pain, evaluation and investigations Dr. Tom Beattie
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 – 16:30 Interactive session: ECG interpretation Dr. Dave Walker 
16:30 - 17:00 Interactive session: Urogenital Emergencies Dr. Rodrick Babakhanlou
17:00 – 17:30 Day 1 summary  Faculty


Sunday 9 September

09:00 Introduction to day 2 Faculty 
09:00 - 09:30 Interactive session: Toxicological Emergencies Dr. Santi Mintegi
09:30 - 10:00 Interactive session: Neonatal Emergencies Prof. dr. 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

Dr. Tom Beattie & 
Dr. Rodrick Babakhanlou

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Hands-on: Airway management

Dr. Santi Mintegi & Dr. Silvia Bressan
11:30 - 12:00

Hands-on: Vascular Access 

Prof. dr. Yehezkel Waisman &
Dr. Javier Benito Fernandez 
12:00 - 12:30

Course Summary


End of the pre-course 


Pediatric Precourse APEC

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