Paediatric trauma and the acutely ill is on the rise within the health service, and with plenty of enthusiastic feedback requesting such a course, we have now launched a brand new Paediatric Trauma and Acute Care course; the first publicly available course of its kind.
Eoin Walker, a London HEMS Paramedic, UKMED Team Member, WEM MSc in Extreme Medicine Faculty and the Paediatric Trauma course leader said:
“Paediatric trauma and illness is thankfully so rare that when a case does present itself, there can be a nervousness and anxiety that pre-hospital providers feel when treating these patients. Through my own experience dealing with trauma patients, I truly believe that knowledge breeds confidence, which is why a course such as this new Paediatric Trauma course provides the perfect opportunity to get smart, improve your knowledge and skills and ultimately provide the gold standard of critical care that we aspire to.”
When dealing with our smaller patients, it’s vital to understand a paediatric trauma will need to be handled in a different way, as they will present a different pattern of injury than an adult in trauma, which means the assessment and treatment of the underlying illness will require a different approach that many medical professionals won’t have come up against before. Fortunately, these cases are rare and often unique, but it does beg the question ‘Would you know how to handle and have the confidence to assess, treat and manage such a high-stress situation?
We believe it’s prudent to train for all eventualities, especially when specific knowledge and skills could potentially optimise the outcome and intervention required, which is why this course has been specifically designed for all medical and allied health professionals dealing with paediatric emergency care around the world and for those working in challenging and under-resourced conditions.
“As a parent and the founder of WEM, I have been wanting to get this course off-the-ground for quite a while. Our aim, working with the remarkable Eoin Walker and with a number of well-placed partners, is to make this overseas specific so WEM medics working in low-resourced medical systems will be better equipped to deal with paediatric emergencies helping to save lives and improve, one small step at a time, remote healthcare”
This practical 2-day course will provide universal guidelines on how to treat paediatric trauma patients in a pre-hospital environment, practical integrated workshops and enhanced fidelity simulations providing you with the skills to feel more confident in treating sick children plus group discussions to share knowledge and experiences as well as the opportunity to examine best practice around scene management and high stress situations.
The course will also cover areas such as paediatric trauma assessment and airway, remote paediatric care, intraosseous insertion access and pain management, paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest and medical assessment tools which you may be unfamiliar with. There will be panel discussions with paediatric case scenarios and the opportunity to learn non-technical skills & troubleshooting, a necessity when dealing with paediatric trauma cases as they play such a big part in how you treat the injured patient.
The Paediatric Trauma course aims to enable attendees to:
• Feel better equipped and more confident when presented with a paediatric trauma case, so they feel comfortable providing the right assessment and intervention.
• Acquire and develop specific skills applicable to paediatric trauma medicine.
• Enhance knowledge and skills relating to understanding, diagnosing and treating paediatric trauma when presented.
• Understand and develop the non-technical skills required in paediatric trauma cases such as scene management, listening, handover, leadership and following the correct shared mental health model.
To find out more and to be one of the first to experience our Paediatric Trauma and Acute Care course, please click here. Take your medical career to the next level – book your place today!