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Paediatric education

  • COVID related restrictions continue to limit options for PIPER Paediatric programs involving face-to-face workshops and skills sessions.  However we are planning 2 webinars on topics related to Paediatric Critical care as detailed below. 

    While some uncertainty remains around programs for 2021 please contact PIPER Paediatric education ( to discuss possible outreach activities for 2021. Thank you for your understanding”.

    PIPER Paediatric: Situation Critical Webinars 2020

    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.

    Respiratory deterioration in children, what we've learned

    When: November 24th, 2020       1400 – 1630 hours

    Topics include:

    • Sedation and non-invasive respiratory support

    • Respiratory support in weak children

    • Virtual skills station: Preparation for intubation

    • Virtual skills station: Airway adjuncts

    • Virtual skills station: Chest drain insertion

    • Case based discussion: Troubleshooting ventilation  

    Cost:     $25

    To book:

    Managing shock in children, what we've learned

    When: December 7th 2020                    1400 - 1630 hours

    Topics include:

    • Supporting a child in shock

    • Sepsis and septic shock

    • Fluids, what and how much is enough

    • Cardiogenic shock in children

    • Virtual skills station: Defibrillation in children

    Cost:   $25

    To book

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    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 PIPER Paediatric Outreach Seminars at RCH contact