Who we are:
Association of Paediatric Resuscitation Officers are a group of health care professionals who are employed to provide paediatric resuscitation services. We are a small but growing band of professionals who have come together to offer support to each other in our roles, and to share our experience and expertise with others. We formed as a support group in 2000, and were registered as a charity with specific objectives in 2002.
To find out who holds what in positions within APRO click here
What we do:
In our day jobs we work in children's hospitals or in major acute teaching hospitals with paediatric services, in England, Scotland and Eire. We are responsible for resuscitation services for the children in our hospitals. We ensure that the structures and equipment are in place to provide effective emergency care for children. We provide training for all groups of staff working with children, and also for parents.
As a registered charity our purpose, or objects are:
"to advance the education of the public, medical and other health care professionals in all matters relating to paediatric life support by the provision of training, advice and other relevant forms of support"
The members of APRO work together to try and acheive these objects. We currently do this by:
producing teaching materials for parents
providing an annual conference for health care professionals
We have a range of leaflets that are designed to supplement practical hands-on training in Basic Life Support skills:
BLS and managment of choking in Infants ( under 1 year old)
BLS and managment of choking in Children ( over 1 year old)
BLS for the child with a tracheostomy
For more information on ordering leaflets click here
Each year APRO runs a conference for health care professionals who have a special interest in paediatric resuscitation. We are very lucky to have speakers who are experts in issues relating to acute and emergency paediatric care. We hold our conference in a different part of the UK each year to ensure that we are as accessible to all.
The most recent conference was 19th June and didnt dissapoint! We look forward to 2010 in London