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Paediatric education

  • Paediatric Outreach Education Program

    PIPER Paediatric Outreach Education Program 

    An Outreach Education program is available to hospitals throughout Victoria, Southern NSW and Tasmania. We run two types of programs currently: an online interactive webinar for multiple learners, as well as a face to face program for individual hospitals.  

    PIPER Paediatric: Situation Critical Webinars 2022

    These Interactive webinars involve challenging cases and small group discussion and include faculty from PIPER and PICU. We invite senior nursing and medical staff wanting to extend their knowledge of care for the sick paediatric patient. Each session will be hosted via Zoom 


    Feedback from participants for online workshops: 

    ‘The online workshop’ enabled me to learn some acute paediatric skills that is usually very hard to get in a face to face session due to booking limits and ‘barriers of’ travel to venue etc.’ Consultant, Emergency Department, PIPER Respiratory workshop

    ‘Really enjoyed to learn from the crew at RCH again - it is highly motivating to discuss cases together’ Consultant, Emergency Department, PIPER Respiratory workshop 

    ‘I liked the break out rooms and the session on non- invasive ventilation was very useful as it's not something we do very often with children’ Clinical Nurse Educator, Emergency Department, PIPER Respiratory Workshop 

    PIPER Paediatric Situation Critical: Supporting children in shock, what we’ve learned

    When: Tuesday 26th July  

    Time: 1400 – 1700 hours 

    This is targeted at nursing and medical staff in centres who see a large volume of paediatrics, to extend your knowledge and skills in support of patients with cardiovascular dysfunction  

    Topics include:

    • Cardiogenic Shock 
    • Sepsis
    • Virtual skills station: ALS Defibrillation 
    • Virtual skills station
    • Case based discussion: Fluids  

    Eventbrite link 

    PIPER Paediatric Situation Critical Update: Basic Program

    When:  5 September 2022

    This is targeted at nursing and medical staff in smaller centres who see minimal paediatrics presentations, with the goal of extending your experience for unwell paediatric patients and developing a systematic approach to caring for unwell children. Note that this will focus on initial acute management rather than HDU / ICU level care.

    Topics include:

    • Respiratory failure in children
    • Management of status epilepticus in children
    • Virtual skills station: Preparation for intubation
    • Virtual skills station: Advanced life support in paediatrics
    • Case based discussion: Fluid management in paediatrics

    Please note this webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be sent the Zoom link 4 days prior to program.

    Eventbrite link

    PIPER Paediatric Situation Critical:  Respiratory deterioration in children, what we've learned

    When:  25 October 2022

    This is targeted at senior nursing and medical staff in high volume paediatric centres, in particular targeted at those centres with some high dependency capability for children and non invasive ventilation capability, with the goal of extending your experience for critically ill paediatric patients.

    Topics include:

    • Sedation and non-invasive respiratory support
    • Respiratory support in weak children
    • Virtual skills station: Preparation for intubation
    • Case based discussion: Supporting children on non invasive ventilation
    • Case based discussion: Troubleshooting invasive ventilation

    Please note this webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be sent the Zoom link 4 days prior to program.

    Eventbrite link

    PIPER Paediatric Face to Face Workshops 2022 

    A workshop can be tailored to the needs of staff in your hospital. The seminar can include the following topics (but is not limited to these): airway management, fluid resuscitation of children, management of child trauma, asthma protocols, management of the shocked child, preparation for transport, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and care of neurological emergencies. It is a lecture-based program with ample opportunity for questions, small group discussions and demonstration of equipment. A practical component can be offered, allowing small group participation in intraosseous needle insertion, CPR, measuring cervical collars, log rolling, and scenario teaching. 

    The sessions are relevant to a broad population of health care professionals. We therefore encourage participation of hospital staff that either have limited exposure to treatment of paediatric patients or to those experienced paediatric staff that wish to consolidate or expand their knowledge of the care and resuscitation of severely ill children.  

    We are constantly monitoring the COVID situation and are conscious that additional stresses mean local teams need to be flexible too. While these sessions are face to face currently we can look at online options if the need arises.  

    Please register your interest for these or send any other queries to:  piperpaediatric.education@rch.org.au 


    Needs analysis Survey 

    We are continually striving to provide the best Paediatric programs for health professionals, with a high quality and evidence-based program. With that in mind, we request that you fill out this survey to improve the program to meet your current needs. 
    The following evaluation should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. All responses will be confidential. 

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