New for 2024: 7th Edition manual

Published in March 2024, the 7th Edition of the APLS course manual incorporates the latest ILCOR 2021 guidelines, current best practice and Australia and New Zealand-specific content. 

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You will receive a digital redemption code via email to access the APLS manual 6 weeks before your course. 

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The 7th Edition of ‘Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach' is a comprehensive clinical handbook for the wide range of paediatric emergencies.

This text is a companion to the structured approach practised on APLS and ALSG courses. The manual was first produced by the UK’s Advanced Life Support Group in 1993. The publication draws on the knowledge of an international working group and editions are updated regularly, with the most recent release in 2024. 

Adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand by APLS Australia, the 7th Edition is a trusted resource used by qualified medical professionals dealing with emergencies involving paediatric patients. With a clear layout and straightforward style, this text can be used as a functional tool both for training and in the event of an emergency.

Digital - Manuals are supplied in an interactive e-book format. Candidates will be emailed a code to access the e-book via Wiley E-Text (not a PDF). 

A digital copy of the manual is included with registration to every APLS, 2 Day Refresher and PLS course. Previous editions of the manual are not suitable for any current APLS training program. 

Want to purchase a manual without attending a course? The manual is available from most popular online bookstores, follow the links below. 


What's in the 7th Edition? 

In this seventh edition you will find descriptions of both common and uncommon paediatric emergencies which may be encountered in clinical practice, along with their causes, and how to best treat them during the first hours after presentation.

This text offers an evidence-based approach to its subject, which includes:

  • The latest Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils (ANZCOR) guidelines
  • A thorough introduction to the structured approach to paediatric emergencies, including important non-technical skills and communication
  • Comprehensive explorations of the seriously ill child, including airway and breathing, circulation, decreased consciousness, seizures and exposure
  • Practical discussions of the seriously injured child, including examinations of chest, abdominal, brain and spinal injuries
  • Evidence-based life support treatment and the practical application of the Advanced Paediatric Life Support structured management
  • Digital only, supplied in Wiley-E-Text format