Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals courses given by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are designed to give prehospital providers the education, skills, and confidence they need to effectively treat pediatric patients.
The PEPP courses, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), represent a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. The courses teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.
The PEPP Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is a two-day course for paramedics, nurses, and physicians. This course offers registrants the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge of prehospital pediatric care. This is accomplished by combining hands-on skills stations, interactive scenarios and lectures.
The PEPP Basic Life Support (BLS) is a one-day course for emergency medical technicians. This course offers registrants the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill level on treating the pediatric patient in the prehospital setting. Lecture, interactive scenarios and hands-on sections make up this course.
The PEPP Renwal Course is a five hour refresher of the initial provider course (ALS & BLS) to be taken prior to the expiration of the provider's card. The refresher will consist of pre-course online case review as well as an on-site skills review.
The following tools are used to teach the PEPP courses:
- Case Studies
Comprehensive case studies start students thinking about how they will treat a similar case in the field. Answers are available in the chapter resources section at the end of every chapter.
The procedures section of the courses provides students with step-by-step explanations of advanced life support and basic life support procedures.
- Patient Assessment Triangle (PAT)
The patient assessment triangle represents the essence of the PEPP patient assessment method, which includes assessing appearance, work of breathing and circulation to skin.
Registrants must be physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, or other healthcare personnel whose occupation requires managing the pediatric patient.
PEPP courses are run by the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C) Education staff at Cincinnati Children's.
For more information about PEPP courses, please call the EMSC Education Office, 513-636-2134, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.