Course details

  • Duration:  3 weeks - 
    including live online sessions
  • Fees:
    - £395 for doctors
    - £300 nurses and AHPs
  • Venue: Online
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Changes in service need and health care policy have enabled nurses, physiotherapists and doctors to develop new and novel roles, which directly impact on service delivery for children and their families.

Completion of this interprofessional "Paediatric Ventilation" module will enable you to expand your scope of practice and critical thinking within the clinical environment of Paediatric Intensive Care and within the discipline of Paediatric Ventilation. This clinical module is designed to empower you to acquire competence in the management of ventilation in children of all ages within Paediatric Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit areas.

Assessment, diagnosis and management of the ventilated child will be enhanced through the development of skills and knowledge in respiratory pathophysiology, paediatric ventilation strategies and weaning of ventilation. This module will also enable you to advance your critical appraisal and clinical decision-making skills and to take a strategic role in organisational decision-making. By the end of the module you will be enabled to work more autonomously, expanding your role, as appropriate, to optimise the care and management of children and families within your clinical field.

The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in paediatrics and child health and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals. The courses are offered in line with level 3 of the RCPCH curriculum.

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Course structure & delivery

The course is run online over 3 consecutive weeks. The course is a blend of guided self-directed learning and synchronous live online sessions. Work will include group sessions, individual efforts and presentations as well as interactive discussions.   

The course adopts an active learning strategy which consists of: ​ 

  • ​Pre-course work with activities to prepare for the course.
  • Self-directed tasks such as reading, researching & watching lectures with related activities to enhance & consolidate your learning​​.
  • Group work and group presentations.
  • Case-based learning and practical guidance where relevant.

All teaching is delivered by highly experienced paediatric practitioners and educators.

It is estimated that you will conduct 7 - 10 hours per week of guided and self-directed learning. You will be required to complete at least 80% of learning activities to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Online sessions
The synchronous online sessions will be delivered on the following dates*:

Friday, 16 April: 10.00 – 12.00
Friday, 23 April: 10.00 – 12.00

* Dates may be subject to change

Who should attend?

The course is designed for clinicians working within the Paediatric Intensive Care or High Dependency setting:

  • Senior nurses with the Paediatric Intensive Care Course and a minimum of 3 years post course experience.
  • Senior physiotherapists with a minimum of one years' experience and currently working within the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • Medical staff who are currently working within the Paediatric Intensive Care and High Dependency setting.

Comments from past participants

"Great course that gives a clearer understanding of the rationales for setting ventilation procedures and wearing ventilation"

"The course is extremely well organised. The context is informative and very relevant to my area of practice."

"Very good course"