Paediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP)

Emergency care of infants and children

Course Info

Client Ambulance Services, Emergency Response Organisations
Skills BLS or ALS programmes

Course Description

PEPP represents a complete source of pre-hospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed and certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach pre-hospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.​

The one-day Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Volunteer Ambulance Officer and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the two-day Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

To successfully complete the PEPP Course, students must:

  • Participate in the complete course;
  • Complete the pretest;
  • Pass the final examination.

Students who successfully complete a course are eligible to receive a PEPP Course Completion Certificate. The Course Completion Certificate is valid for 2 years.​

Topic   BLS   ALS
Paediatric assessment Y Y
Airway management Y Y
Resuscitation & dysrhythmias Y Y
Children with special health care needs Y Y
Respiratory emergencies Y Y
Child maltreatment Y Y
Trauma management Y Y
Emergency delivery & newborn resuscitation Y Y
Medical emergencies Y Y
Shock Y
Toxicology Y
Children in disasters Y