Primary Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)

OSF East Central Illinois EMS has experienced instructors that deliver the American Academy of Pediatric's Pediatric Emergencies for Prehospital Providers program. PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.​ ECIEMS currently offers the PEPP Hybrid courses which allows the student to complete the lectures at their own pace before class and apply that knowlege in a hands-on session.  

Who should take this course?

The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

Topics covered in this course

The hybrid course is a combination of online learning (ALS 14.0 hours of education, BLS 8.0 hours of education ), followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. Instead of attending a 2-day traditional onsite course, students learn a portion of the course through self-directed online modules. After completing all of the online modules, students then attend a 1-day onsite course for completion of hands-on practice, as well as instructor interaction and the final examination.

BLS Topics:

  • Child Development: Applying the Triangle
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a Child
  • Toxic Exposures

ALS Topics all from above plus:

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Death of a Child
  • Toxic Exposures

How can I complete this course?

Click here for a listing of course opportunities. Contact a member of our team for questions or to register.