The QiS Paediatric Critical Care Level 1 Nursing Competencies have been developed from the RCPCH Time To Move On document (2014) and the recognition that paediatric critical care needs to be effectively provided in the ward environment, as well as in designated areas or hospitals. This three day course will provide nursing staff with knowledge of the physiology of acute illness in children, the use of respiratory support, interpretation of investigations and much more related to the care of critically unwell patients. It consists of 2 virtual theory days, 1 practical workshop day held local to you, and the completion of the QiS PCC Nursing Competencies document.
Who is the course suitable for? Any nurse who cares for paediatric inpatients and high care patients following their preceptorship year..
Course aims and learning outcomes
Revision of basic and acute physiology
Management of common acute conditions
Use of respiratory support
How to help PICU when they come to retrieve a patient
Interpretation of investigations such as CXR and blood gasses
Understanding the human factor issues surrounding high acute care
Course duration and Standardised Regional Programme Two day virtual course covering a range of topics, including:
Chest X-Ray Interpretation
Use of High Flow Oxygen Systems
Blood Gasses Human Factors Training
Fluid Management and Renal
Paediatric Surgical Problems
Stabilisation and Retrieval
One day practical skills workshop including:
Preparing for intubation
This course is primarily for registered nurses in the Wessex & Thames Valley region.
Course Dates 2024 Cohort 1 - Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th April 2024 Cohort 2 - Thursday 13th and Thursday 20th June 2024 Cohort 3 - Wednesday 4th and Thursday 12th September 2024 Cohort 4 - Wednesday 16th October and Tuesday 5th November 2024 (split due to half term)
Book your place via your local education lead as places are limited. The course length is 22.5 hours taught learning and 12 months to complete the Nursing Competencies document. We will continue to be utilising a course specific Moodle Platform for 2024 which you will receive log in details for a few weeks before your course start date, and have access to for 1 year.
For further enquires about the course contact the Thames Valley & Wessex ODN Education Leads Lauren Findlay or Elizabeth Waddington via email
Completion of the course also includes competency sign off in the Course Workbook. Once you have booked your place on a course, download the workbook by clicking on the image