Paediatric education

  • Outreach education program 

    *Currently taking bookings for 2019*

    An Outreach Education program is available to hospitals throughout Victoria, Southern NSW and Tasmania. Contact the PIPER Paediatric Clinical Nurse Consultant for further details and costing.

    A seminar 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. Four experienced PIPER/Paediatric Intensive Care staff members conduct the sessions. 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.

    We believe the education sessions are beneficial and 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.

    For further information about Outreach Education contact Alison Fleming.

    PIPER Paediatric Update - Tuesday 10th September 2019

    Bookings Now Open- Full Day & Half day program.  

    The PIPER Paediatric Update at the Royal Children's Hospital will be on Tuesday 10th September 2019

    This session is aimed at clinical staff who do not have acute paediatrics as their full time role, but want an update so that they can adequately care for and stabilise children in their department until PIPER arrive.

    Topics include:

    • Recognising the seriouslly ill child
    • Respiratory failure in children
    • Fluid management 
    • Sepsis
    • Seizures
    • Preparation for transport

    Skills stations include:

    • Resuscitation
    • Intraosseus access
    • Bag mask ventilation
    • Clinical  scenarios

    PIPER Paediatric 'Situation Critical' Study Day - Monday 25th November 2019

    Bookings Now Open- Full Day & Half day program.  

    The PIPER Paediatric "Situation Critical" at the Royal Children's Hospital will be on Monday 25th November 2019

    This session is aimed at those working in acute paediatrics and who want an update on current practise to care for unstable children in their department. It may suit nurse educators nursing leads, senior clinicians in acute care areas. We hope you will come away from it with ideas around how to improve care for children in your department

    The Seminar includes lectures, skill stations, and scenarios.

    Topics include:

    • Emergency airway management
    • Advanced fluid management
    • Still seizing
    • Sepsis 101
    • Respiratory failure in children
    • Ventilation
    • Preparation for Transport

    Skills Stations include:

    • Resuscitation
    • Intercostal catheter insertion
    • Intraosseous insertion
    • Preparation for intubation
    • Clinical scenarios

    Cost includes seminar, GST, catering, and information package.

    For further information about PIPER Paediatric Outreach Seminars at RCH contact