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Paediatric Trauma & Acute illness Course

World Extreme Medicine

General Overview 

The Paediatric Trauma & acute illness course aims to build participants knowledge and skills to manage the broad range of paediatric clinical presentations. The course is structured to give a systematic and safe framework for use in the assessment & care of the critically unwell paediatric. This is achieved using workshops, practical simulation exercises and plenary group discussion to reinforce and practice the skills learned, resulting in smooth and sequential interventions for delegates/learners.

The learning from the course will be consolidated with simulation exercises allowing the candidate to demonstrate their non-technical skills such as leadership, communication, triage, resource management and application of clinical skills. This course will be aimed at clinicians (both registered & non-registered) who have gained experience within pre-hospital care albeit as a doctor, nurse or paramedic and on this basis the course will be marketed.

This course also gives participants the opportunity to practice novel and contemporary practices in paediatric care such as intra-arrest echocardiography. The course incorporates high fidelity simulation with pre-hospital kit, patients and ambulances. Evidence base, consensus statements and best practice are the basis of the tri-modal delivery of workshops, simulation & plenary group discussions.

Paediatric Trauma & Acute Illness Course Content and Aims

To increase participant familiarization and competency when dealing with pre-hospital paediatric trauma & medical emergencies. This includes external factors such as environmental, crew resource management and leadership.
Tri-modal educational delivery away from didactic style of delivery.
Provide contemporary evidence base to inform learners of current practices.
Encourage group participation and discussion within the workshops, afternoon debriefs & plenary group discussions
Provide details and evidenced based pre-read to increase pre-course understanding
Develop candidate critical thinking opposed to algorithmic approach to paediatric care with sequential principles.
Use of simulation and debrief to reinforce principles delivered and emulate real life incidents.

Paediatric Trauma & Acute Illness Outline

The course comprises specific modules aiming to deliver interactive discussion. The course combines workshops, simulation exercises (moulages) and plenary group discussions to engage participants in injury patterns and medical emergencies that they may face responding to pre-hospital incidents. Participants will gain an understanding of the multi-facetted approach to managing such incidents both in the pre-hospital and translating this to the hospital environment and the challenges often met. 

Day 1 

  • The principles of effective trauma care for Paediatric patients (physiological, anatomical, psychological & treatment principles).
  • Primary Survey and secondary survey assessment skills using the PAT & CABCDE principles
  • Assessment and management of traumatic injuries such as splintage & pain management.
  • IO access and haemorrhage control 
  • Multiple trauma scenarios. 
  • Plenary group discussions on remote paediatric care, the second patient & Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (TCA)

Day 2 

  • Workshops on the collapsed infant (various common medical emergencies), foreign object inhalation & medical cardiac arrest & crew resource management.
  • High fidelity simulation in various medical emergencies, medical cardiac arrest & remote care.
  • Plenary group discussion on the failing leader, non-accidental injuries & paediatric case studies.

Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We estimate 12 hours of CPD will be awarded for the complete course.

Members of the College of Paramedics are entitled to a discount of 5% using code WEMtrCoP

PLEASE NOTE: This is an external event organised by World Extreme Medicine. The College of Paramedics is not responsible for the content or quality of the course. Attendance is at the discretion of the organisers and not the College of Paramedics. To find out more information or if you have any questions please contact the organisers directly.


Members: £517.75
Non Members: £545


Start Date: 14th December 2019
Finish Date: 15th December 2019
Website: https://worldextrememedicine.com/products/courses/trauma-hostile/paediatric-trauma-acute-care/