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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.

Relevance to General Practice

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
  • Identify the steps in clinical assessment of the child presenting with acute illness
  • Describe the clinical features associated with immediate life threats in the child or infant
  • Identify the immediate management of life threats to the airway, breathing, circulation and central nervous system in the child
  • Identify the importance of checking the BGL in a seriously ill child and outline the management of paediatric hypoglycaemia
  • List and describe the indicators for high risk progressive asthma, identify the clinical features indicating life threatening respiratory distress in a child
  • Delivery
    97564 - Caring for the Critically Ill Child Program
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    13 hours
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    13 hours
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