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Who Should Take APLS?


  • Any physician who treats pediatric patients-pediatricians, family practice physicians, emergency physicians-actually, any physician in an office, urgent care setting, hospital or other inpatient facility, or emergency department who might be called on to care for a pediatric patient.
  • Any physician who provides medical services to special populations or in communities or for events involving children.
  • Physicians in training-residents, interns, or fellows who will be expected to provide timely evaluation and treatment to infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and adolescents.
  • Any other health care provider who is involved in the treatment of pediatric patients, especially in urgent or emergency care settings-nurses, physician assistants, paramedics, and other allied health professionals.
  • Any physician who is interested in becoming an APLS Course Director or Faculty member.