This course aims to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills to assess, resuscitate and stabilise the critically ill child. The course will cover common paediatric emergencies and provide management strategies for the initial stabilisation of the patient. The course is designed to work on optimising multi-disciplinary team functionality in adverse situations. The course will provide the opportunity to practice the skills taught in a variety of workshops and simulated learning events.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Plan how a critically ill child can be assessed rapidly.
- Evaluate the function of multidisciplinary teams and the methods used to debrief difficult clinical scenarios.
- Appraise the indications for advanced airway management and how to institute mechanical ventilation.
- Propose initial management for different pathologies including respiratory, circulatory and neurological failure.
- Rehearse resuscitation skills.
- Review common practical procedures in critically ill children and the equipment used on PIC transport.
Day 1: will be lecture and seminar based at Imperial College, St Mary’s campus.
Day 2: will be based at the CATS (Children’s Acute Transport Service) office with practical exposure to the equipment used by the CATS team using workshops and simulated learning.
For further details please visit: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/cpd/stabilisation