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Course details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Fees:
    - £395 for doctors
    - £300 nurses and AHPs
  • Venue: Day 1 - St Mary's Campus
    Day 2 - Children's Acute Transport Service
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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.

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 aims

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.


Who should attend?

This course is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals encountering the critically ill child.   

Course structure

This course consists of lectures, interactive sessions and simulated learning to enable students to stabilise and manage critically ill children who may require transport to Paediatric Intensive Care.

Day 1:  will be lecture and seminar based at Imperial College.

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.

Further learning is promoted via self-directed learning online via Blackboard.

Optional assessment

Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.