Paeditric Assessment and Examination Skills (Level 7)
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Nursing, Medicine, Ambulance Service
Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health
Children require a different approach to adults and many healthcare professionals are anxious about assessing children. This module aims to give healthcare professionals the necessary skills and knowledge to assess children presenting to them acutely unwell and be able to recognise those with potential serious and life threatening illness.
The Department of Health commissioned an interactive tool to support health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child. ‘Spotting the Sick Child’ offers a useful framework for guiding principles in the development of this module and will offer students a useful platform by which to consolidate their learning.
The use of the Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) will be applied to detect changes in the child’s physiological status in the context of their vital signs e.g. pulse, respiratory rate and distress and conscious level. Participants will explore the use of PEWS in order to identify if a child's clinical condition is deteriorating and recognise this as an early indication that intervention may be required.
Is this course for me?
You will need to provide evidence of the following:
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Mandatory Training Status (adult and child)
What will I learn?
Healthcare professionals will develop underpinning knowledge and advance their understanding of paediatric physiology in order to translate into safe and effective paediatric assessment and monitoring skills of potentially unwell children within clinical practice.
How will I learn?
Face to face learning
18/4/2018, 09/05/2018, 30/05/2018, 13/06/2018, 27/6/2018 and 04/07/2018
Karen Blair K.Blair@uea.ac.uk