This course is designed for health professionals who care for paediatric consumers and their families. It provides information and strategies for communicating and working with children and their families.
The target audience for this course is health professionals who are new or wish to refresh their capabilities for working in paediatrics in an acute hospital.
On completion of this module, participants will be able to:
The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.
This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.
The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.
If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.
This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standard 2.
Play & Recreation During Hospitalisation – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Health Literacy Tools – Australian Commision on Safety and Quality in Health Care
An introduction to health literacy – Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc
Safe Sleeping – Red Nose
Safe Environment – Red Nose
Twelve tips to placing a well secured peripheral IV cannula – Don’t forget the bubbles
South Australia Mandatory Reporting Guide – NCCD Children's Research Center
Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect – Australian Institute of Family Studies
Search for Consent for Medical Treatment relevant to your state or territory.
For those practicing in South Australia: Consent to medical treatment for health professionals