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Paediatric BASIC

This is the paediatric version of the BASIC course, written by experts in Paediatric Intensive Care.


  • Course textbook, mailed to participants prior to the course

  • Pre-course MCQ-based formative assessment

  • 2 day course consisting of lectures, skill stations and tutorials taught by Paediatric Intensive Care specialists, with an emphasis on a practical approach to management of critically ill patients

  • Post-course MCQ test

Target audience

  • Junior PICU doctors with little PICU experience

  • Senior trainees in paediatrics or emergency medicine

  • Senior PICU nurses


Not all topics will be covered in all courses

  • airway management

  • acute respiratory failure

  • mechanical ventilation

    • basics

    • common modes

    • settings

    • troubleshooting

    • specific conditions

  • haemodynamic monitoring

  • management of shock

  • severe sepsis

  • interpretation of arterial blood gases

  • transport of critically ill children

  • severe trauma

  • neurological emergencies

  • oliguria & acute renal failure

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • arrhythmias

  • nutrition

  • sedation and analgesia

  • metabolic & electrolyte disturbances

  • occupational safety and health

Running Paediatric BASIC courses

Paediatric intensivists who wish to run Paediatric BASIC courses should click here

Course dates and venues

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