Paediatric Critical Care - General

General Paediatric Critical Care including HDU module will take place on the following dates: 18th-20th March 2024 and 25th-26th April 2024. All dates must be attended.

Venue TBA but will all be in UCL/ICH teaching rooms.

These modules are relevant for GRID, SPIN and all multi-professional colleagues with an interest or career aspirations in critical care.

These 5 day modules are taught at MSc level and form part of the UCL / GOSH MSc Advanced Paediatrics Programme. External candidates are invited to apply to study separate modules alongside the MSc students.

Content is matched to UK and global PICM curricula, aiming to provide much of the knowledge and understanding required to undertake the EPIC DIPLOMA (European Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care; ESPNIC – European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care).

General Paediatric Intensive Care Module:

Course Directors: Dr Nicholas Prince (St. George’s Hospital), Dr Andrew Jones (Great Ormond Street Hospital).

The general module will provide an excellent foundation for candidates entering paediatric critical care training (e.g. RCPCH GRID) or looking to work within paediatric HDU (e.g. via the RCPCH SPIN route)

Topics include:

  • Organisation of UK Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) services including quality, benchmarking and service improvement.
  • Physiological basis for critical illness.
  • Advanced pharmacology: drug choices, indications and side effects.
  • Organ support on the paediatric critical care unit: the physiological need and physics of therapy.
  • Right line, right place, right time.
  • Planning care for children with complex multisystem disease.
  • Human factors in critical care environments and crew resource management.
  • Current ‘Hot Topics’ in evidence-based PCC.
  • End of life care