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P35 Emergency paediatrics for the primary care practitioner

Course summary

This is an ideal course for practitioners who see critically ill children in the community. It is aimed at experienced health care providers who want to refresh and expand their skills and knowledge in this challenging area. A range of key topics will be covered. These include spotting the acutely ill child, dealing with emergencies in children, acute mental health issues, cardio-respiratory and abdominal conditions.

Who should attend?

Advanced nurse practitioners
Nurse practitioners
Allied health professionals
Paediatric nurses
Health visitors
School nurses

Important notes

All course material, certificates and evaluations provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Be aware of physiological differences between adults and children
  • Review key points in spotting the ill child
  • Discuss referral criteria for A&E and hospital admissions
  • Review basic life support for the paediatric patient
  • Discuss the assessment and management of a range of emergency presentations.

Course programme

  • Recognising the ill child
  • Safe referrals: hospital and A&E?
  • Basic Paediatric Life Support
  • Assessment & management of:
  • -Cardio-Respiratory emergency presentations
  • -Abdominal emergencies/Surgical emergencies
  • -Infectious Disease related emergencies
  •  -Mental Health Crises

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