97564 - Caring for the Critically Ill Child Program
- : Online
The workshop focuses on the clinical skills required essential for the recognition and emergency management of the seriously ill infant and young child.
In this course we explore the immediate assessment and treatment of the seriously ill child beginning by examining the assessment and treatment of immediate life threating problems to the airway, breathing, circulation and central nervous system.
Managing the seriously ill child can be one of the most frightening and distressing experiences for the clinician. There are many challenges to assessing and treating the child presenting with serious illness including: recognising the early signs of serious illness, lack of a detailed history and examination, issues relating to patient cooperation, procedural difficulties (e.g. obtaining IV access) and physiological challenges (eg masking of signs of severe illness and risk for rapid deterioration).Learning outcomes