Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program 2023

Date: January 19, 2023

The Pediatric Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine is hosting the 8th Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program on 19 January 2023.

The simulated-based program will provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to practice the management of acute pediatric emergencies, including medical and trauma resuscitation of critically ill children.

The program will be led by a highly trained clinical team of senior pediatric emergency medicine experts including nursing leaders and educators. It will be delivered as a combination of interactive lectures and simulation-based sessions, offering a chance for hands-on practice alongside the professional facilitators followed up with a comprehensive debrief.

This course is very different from APLS and PALS course, and will give candidates the opportunity to take a leadership role in the resuscitation of acute emergencies under the supervision and guidance of a facilitator. The course will follow the latest updates and evidence-based guidance for managing acute pediatric resuscitation.

Please note there will not be any assessment during the course. The goal is to develop critical skills and effective team behaviours in a safe, constructive environment that will enable healthcare professionals to provide better patient care within an emergency setting.

The program is an approved CPD activity from the Ministry of Public Health with Category 1 and 3 points.

Target Audience:

  • Physicians (all levels and all specialities),
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Paramedics  

Fees: The registration fees categories for candidates are as follows:

  • Consultants and Associate specialist:  500 QAR (full fee with lunch coupon)
  • Interns, Residents, Fellows and Nurse practitioners: 350 QAR (Subsidized course fees, No lunch coupon)
  • Nurses and all other Allied Health workers: 350 QAR. (Subsidized course fees, No lunch coupon)

Reference Reading Material suggestion:

  • PALS manual
  • APLS manual
  • ATLS manual
  • Local guidelines

Numbers of seats available:

Total candidates for each course: 20 (First come first serve basis)


Course Director: Dr Khalid Al Ansari
Course Chairman & facilitator: Dr Syed Haris Huda


  • Dr Barbara Blackie (co-chair)
  • Prof. Colin Powell
  • Dr Roona Aniapravan
  • Dr Sohail Ghani

Nursing Leads:

  • Catherine Lynch
  • Violetta Kryshtal

Respiratory Therapist:

  • Nadia Qureshi

Simulation specialist staff:

  • Bassem Tarhini
  • Mark Edwin Marayag
  • Ronald Tyron Dela Rosa