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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
  • 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 Basic Life Sup­port (Adult, Child & Infant) cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 1 year)
COVID-19 Vac­ci­na­tion Requirements

All par­tic­i­pants attend­ing a face-to-face work­shop will be required to show evi­dence of their COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion sta­tus upon entry to the course venue. A min­i­mum of two vac­cine dos­es is required. How­ev­er, where juris­dic­tions imple­ment pub­lic health orders for three dos­es this will be applied.