PAEDS, Paediatric Assessment + Education Specialists, offer healthcare courses in order to inspire, educate and promote current best practice when caring for children. Nursing staff leave with new skills and knowledge that allows them to feel comfortable in caring for paediatric patients, or manage them safely until external support arrives.
We can tailor a program to suit the learning needs of your staff and ensure that the content is relevant for place of practice. Programs suit a variety of learning styles.
WHAT WE OFFER
Will provide ongoing support when and if needed. Will provide resources to help consolidate and facilitate learning.
The service will provide confidence, education, skills, and knowledge to all nursing staff caring for paediatric patients across Victoria. PAEDS aim is to focus on educational session that are more accessible to all nursing staff across Victoria. Sessions will aim to cover a cross section of skills and knowledge. Covering the learning needs required to care for multiple different patient demographics.
PAEDS can provide Assessment services for mandatory staff training, including Nationally recognised first aid training under partnership with Allens Training, RTO #90909. Contact us for further details.
These are some examples of courses we can offer. Please note that we can work with you to customise content that is relevant to your learning needs.
Deteriorating child workshop
Any health professional understands that recognition of the child who is deteriorating is time critical. In this course you will learn the key signs and symptoms that point to the paediatric patient requiring more advanced care. You will also learn key principles for managing these children in your centre before definitive help arrives.
You did a great job . Very well presented and made us feel relaxed in assessmentCourse participant 2020
Our absolute bread and butter, in this workshop we take you through the principles of resuscitation in Paediatric patients. Sarah sits on the Australian Resuscitation board and has a keen interest in the progression of resuscitation in children. In this course you will become confident in managing resuscitation drugs, fluids, calculations, Airway and breathing, CPR and defibrillation. We also place a strong emphasis on familiarising clinicians with the team leader role through lot’s of simulation practice.
Procedural pain Management
With our combined experiences working with children in a number of different circumstances, both in the community and acute care, as well as Grace’s keen interest in this field, we bring you a workshop to assist the healthcare practitioner working with kids and procedures! In this workshop we teach you the physiology of pain, procedural pain management tips and tricks and why it is important to get it right the first time!
Paediatric fluid therapy
One of the most confusing aspects of Paediatric care is fluid management calculations, set up, administration and delivery. In this course we take you through the principles of fluid management in children and why it is vital to get right in this age group.
“Excellent revision. I believe we should attend such a study day yearly. It is very easy to become complacent (with medications).”Course participant 2021
Paediatric medication workshops
Medication management is a daunting aspect of caring for children, especially when they are not the majority of the patient load you care for. In this workshop we take you through the pharmacokinetics of medications in children, the 10 rights of medication administration, calculations, setup, dilution and preparation and administration of commonly administered medications. We show you all the tips and tricks from the paediatric world to make your life easier and your patient’s safer.