Updates for 2024: 7th edition APLS manual

An updated 7th edition of the APLS course manual is currently being finalised which will incorporate the latest ILCOR 2021 guidelines, current best practice and Australia and New Zealand-specific content.

All 2024 courses will run with 7th edition content. We will roll out the 7th ANZ edition manual to 2024 course candidates as soon as it is available, estimated early 2024. 

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

7th edition cover manual
The 6th edition of ‘Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach' is a comprehensive clinical handbook for the wide range of paediatric emergencies. 

A companion to the structured approach practised on APLS 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 2017.

This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand by APLS Australia, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. 

Using the structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life-threatening illness or injury, 'Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach' is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear, full-colour layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical 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 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. 


Major new features in the 6th edition include: 

  • Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand, with updates to chapters on shock, the choking child, basic life support and cardiac arrest
  • The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 guidelines
  • The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma
  • Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors
  • A new and improved design with full colour photographs and diagrams
  • Digital only, supplied in Wiley E-Text format