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Caring for the Critically Ill Child
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EVENT SUMMARY:

  • 2 day workshop, 17th & 18th July 2017
  • Venue: Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
  • Focusing on the clinical skills that are required and essential for the recognition and emergency management of the seriously ill infant and young child.
  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals in all medical fields
  • Course Accreditations:
    • RACGP (Category 1 - 40 points)
    • ACRRM (30 PRDP Points)
    • Eligible for the Rural Procedural Grants Program
  • Price for the 2 day conference (includes lunch): $450
  • Tickets strictly limited

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 2 day workshop will focus on the clinical skills that are required and essential for the recognition and emergency management of the seriously ill infant and young child.

Managing the seriously ill child can be one of the most frightening and distressing experiences for the clinician. There are many challenges to assessing and treating the child presenting with serious illness including: recognising the early signs of serious illness, lack of a detailed history and examination, issues relating to patient cooperation, procedural difficulties (e.g. obtaining IV access) and physiological challenges (eg masking of signs of severe illness and risk for rapid deterioration).

In this course we explore the immediate assessment and treatment of the seriously ill child beginning by examining the assessment and treatment of immediate life threating problems to the airway, breathing, circulation and central nervous system.

Presentations covered in the course include the following: anaphylaxis, severe respiratory disease (including asthma, bronchiolitis, pneumonia) upper airway obstruction (including croup, epiglottitis, foreign body), illness associated with vomiting / dehydration (including gastroenteritis, diabetic ketoacidosis, pyloric obstruction, malrotation, intussusception, closed head injury, NAI and acute poisoning), GI foreign body, status epilepticus, rashes associated with life threatening illness and febrile illnesses (including sepsis, meningitis and other serious bacterial infections, bacteraemia in the non-immunised child and Kawasaki disease).

Utilising an interactive approach to clinical education, built around the use of clinical case studies and clinical simulations, to foster visual learning and enhance the translation of knowledge and critical thinking to clinical practice.

This workshop is designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics and students in all medical fields

CPD Accreditation:

ACRRM (30 PRPD Points)

RACGP (Category 1: 40 Points)

Trainers/Facilitators

Dr Peter Stuart
MB BS, DRACOG, Grad Cert (ClinSim), Grad Dip (Biostats), MPH, FACEM
Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine Modbury ED
Clinical Director, SA EMET (ACEM) program
Director - Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)
Clinical Lead - ALS Instructor Training Program (CHSA)
Lead Author : ABCDs of Emergency Medicine, 8th edition (ISBN 978-0-9805270-4-9)

 

Dr Jason Bament
MB BS DRACOG DCH EMDip(ACEM) MPH FRACGP FARGP FACRRM
Clinical Director, South Coast ED, Victor Harbour, South Australia,
Staff Specialist, Modbury ED, Rural GP Anaesthetist
Assistant Director - Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)
Area Clinical Lead - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA EMET (ACEM) program
Co - Author: ABCDs of Emergency Medicine, 8th edition (ISBN 978-0-9805270-4-9)

 

Time and Date

2 day event - July 17th and 18th 2017

Start time: 9am

End time: 5pm  

Food and Refreshments: Morning and afternoon tea provided as well as a light lunch

 

Location

Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road, Parkville , VIC 3052

Contact Details

Julia Ward-Walton
Julia@healthtimes.com.au
1300 306 582

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