From small beginnings to a community of practice across the Asia-Pacific, the story of APLS Australia.
A fully incorporated, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1997, APLS Australia currently facilitates over 130 courses a year for more than 2,500 health care professionals, expanding each year.
Its flagship courses, Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Paediatric Life Support, run in over 30 locations across Australia each year with outreach work conducted in several developing countries.
From its development in the 1980s by the UK's Advanced Life Support Group, APLS has become the internationally recognised gold standard in paediatric emergency training. Courses are supported by the 6th edition Australia and New Zealand APLS manual and an award-winning online learning package for both the APLS and PLS courses.
APLS Australia has its own dedicated training centre in Melbourne’s CBD. It also produces the annual PAC Conference, one of the largest paediatric acute care conferences in the Asia-Pacific region.
To continue to raise the standard of care provided to acutely ill and injured children in Australia.
"To promote excellence in emergency care of ill and injured children through the provision of high-quality contemporary education programs for health care professionals.”
APLS Constitution 2020
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Shahn Horrocks, Cathrin Parsch, Jane Stanford, Anthony Stevenson, Andrew Terrey, Adam Buckmaster, André Kogan, Donovan Dwyer, Noel Roberts, Jane Cichero, Lisa Kane
Paul Bloomfield, Sue Coretti, Elizabeth Cotterell, David McDonald, Jane Stanford, Jane Cichero, Christopher Webber, Noel Roberts, Andrew Blanch, John Gavranich, Anna Sullivan (APLS NZ Representative)
Di Crellin, Constance Gray, Catherine Gale, Shelley Dutton, Jane Cichero, Jane Stanford, Noel Roberts, Stephen Bradley (APLS NZ Representative), Carmen Haines (APLS NZ Representative)
Malcolm Higgins, Tomas Ratoni, Christine Sanderson, Christine Brabyn (APLS NZ representative), Mike Starr, Setthy Ung, Bruce Lister, James Flynn, Susan Phin, Olwen Gilbert, Jane Stanford
George Panos, Susan Loane, Michelle Montague, Rod Wealands