The Paediatric Critical Care Nursing Competencies have been developed from the RCPCH Time To Move On document 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 two 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.
Who is the course suitable for? Any nurse who cares for paediatric inpatients and high care patients.
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 course covering a range of topics, including:
Chest X-Ray Interpretation
Use of High Flow Oxygen Systems
Blood Gasses Human Factors Training
Paediatric Surgical Problems
Please note: Due to the current situation with Covid-19, places are limited due to room capacity however the course structure and content is unchanged. We hope to be able to open more places if/when government/Trust guidance relaxes, so please add your name to the waiting list if the course is already full and we will contact you if places become available. Places on the course may be cancelled at short notice if there are changes to government/Trust guidance.
This course is primarily for nurses in the Wessex & Thames Valley region.