PEC - Paediatric Emergency Care

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About this Course

  • Do you need to enhance or refresh your emergency paediatric skills?
  • Are you prepared to provide emergency treatment to an ill or injured paediatric client?
  • Do you require Basic Paediatric Life Support skills and certification?

The CRANAplus Paediatric Emergency Care (PEC) course is an interactive, practical course that covers aspects of the emergency management of children in the remote and isolated settings. The course aims to increase your knowledge and skills with paediatric presentations and focuses on assessment, communication and management of paediatric emergency situations.

PEC is based on current evidence and Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines providing the health workforce with:-

  • Core paediatric emergency skills
  • Paediatric Basic Life Support skills

CRANAplus encourages clinicians to apply the knowledge and skills acquired within each individual’s scope of practice and the guidelines of their health service

    Who is this course for?

    The course is designed to meet the learning needs of the remote, rural and isolated health workforce (Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clinicians Paramedics and Medical Officers) who may be required to provide emergency care to children.

    If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, submit an enquiry here.

    Course Deliv­ery

    The PEC course uses a blend­ed learn­ing approach:

    • Online pre-course mod­ules that must be com­plet­ed one week pri­or to the course
    • Atten­dance at a two day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of guid­ed dis­cus­sions, prac­ti­cal skill sta­tions and con­text-based sce­nar­ios led by expe­ri­enced clin­i­cians with con­text based scenarios
    • Pae­di­atric Basic Life Sup­port clin­i­cal skills assessment
    • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario-based clin­i­cal skills assessment

    On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to:

    • Demon­strate a com­pre­hen­sive and sys­tem­at­ic approach to the assess­ment and man­age­ment of the ill and/​or injured infant and child
    • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of clin­i­cal dete­ri­o­ra­tion and apply this knowl­edge to the ear­ly iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and man­age­ment of the ill and/​or injured infant and child
    • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of the prac­ti­cal skills required to man­age an ill and / or injured child
    • Demon­strate effec­tive and accu­rate clin­i­cal handover
    • Demon­strate Pae­di­atric Basic Life Sup­port as per the Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil Guidelines

      On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

      • A CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care Cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)
      • A CRANAplus Pae­di­atric Basic Life Sup­port Cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 1 year)