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Paediatric education

  • We regret to inform that all PIPER Education programs scheduled for 2020 have been suspended in accordance with limits on organised gatherings in response to COVID-19. We hope that this event may be able to be rescheduled in the future. Please contact Paediatric Education for any questions you may have. Thank you for your understanding.

    Outreach education program 

    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

    PIPER Paediatric Respiratory Study Day

    24th April 2020

    20th October 2020

    This study day is aimed at senior nursing and medical staff  looking to expand their expertise in caring for children with respiratory disease prior to the arrival of PIPER. It includes setting up and troubleshooting non invasive ventilation in children for those using or planning to use this in their departments.


    1. Reducing adverse events around intubation
    2. Gas trapping: traps for young players
    3. Invasive ventilation in children
    4. Sedation and non invasive ventilation
    5. Respiratory support in children with neurodisabilty
    6. ECMO in retrieval 

    Skills stations: 

    1. Preparation for intubation
    2. Case based discussion
    3. Setting up non invasive ventilation
    4. Care of the child with a tracheostomy 

    Full day places only.
    Places limited to 40.

    PIPER Paediatric 'Situation Critical' Study Day

    The PIPER Paediatric "Situation Critical" at the Royal Children's Hospital will held be on 

    24th August 2020

    This study day is aimed at senior nursing and medical staff  looking to expand their expertise in caring for unwell children prior to the arrival of PIPER. It includes challenging cases we’ve seen and learned from over the years, as well as skills based learning. 


    1. Managing a child with altered conscious state
    2. Shock in children, red flags and alarm bells
    3. Sepsis, what we've seen, what we've learned
    4. Gas trapping in kids: traps for young players
    5. Mechanical ventilation in children 
    6. A paediatric critical care approach to fluids 

    Skills stations: 

    1. Preparation for intubation 
    2. Case based discussion
    3. Resuscitation​ 
    4. Introsseus cannula insertion 

    Full day places only.
    Places limited to 40.

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

    For further information about PIPER Paediatric Outreach Seminars at RCH contact