Introduction to Paediatrics: Common Paediatric Presentations

$40/per user

12 months access

What you will learn

This course is designed to provide health clinicians with an opportunity to learn more about common paediatric presentations. It is an introduction covering the basic core principles of how and when to treat infants, children and adolescents presenting with these common conditions. It does not cover advanced management, but will discuss when to contact senior staff and seek further advice.

This module contains a lot of information and is intended to be an ongoing resource as well as well as an e-learning module.

Relevance

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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • discuss and consider the pathophysiology of common paediatric presentations
  • consider the anatomical and physiological differences in paediatrics and how these contribute to the types of illnesses and injuries paediatric patients present with
  • apply knowledge to scenarios and assessments within each illness/injury section
  • find appropriate resources for future reference and support.

About this course

Duration

The course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Certificate

On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.

Disclaimer

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.

Compliance

This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standards 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8.

Clinical Governance Standard: Ticked Partnering with Consumers Standard: Ticked Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard: Ticked Medication Safety Standard: Ticked Comprehensive Care Standard: Ticked Communication for Safety Standard: Ticked Blood Management Standard: Ticked Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standard: Ticked

Resources

Asthma

The National Asthma Council Australia

Asthma Guideline – SA Health

Managing acute asthma in children – Australian Asthma Handbook

Translated asthma resources and action plans – National Asthma Council Australia

Bronchiolitis

Clinical Practice Guideline for Bronchiolitis in Children – SA Health

Australasian National Guideline – Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT)

Fact sheet on Bronchiolitis – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Clinical guideline on Bronchiolitis – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Croup

Clinical Practice Guideline for Croup – SA Health

Croup – Emergency management in children – Children’s Health Queensland

Fact sheet on Croup – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Clinical guideline on Croup – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Croup management flowchart – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Febrile child

Management of Fever without Focus in Children (excluding neonates) Clinical Guideline – SA Health

Information sheet on Fever – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Clinical Guideline, The Febrile child – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Clinical Guideline, Fever and Petechiae – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Information sheet on pain relief for children – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Fever and anti-pyretic use in children – Sullivan JE, Farrar HC, the Section on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Committee on Drugs

Sepsis

Australian Sepsis Network

Sepsis Kills – Paediatric Pathway – Clinical Excellence commission

Clinical Guideline, Fever and Petechiae flowchart – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Example Sepsis pathway – Queensland Health

Sepsis – assessment and management – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Fractures

Paediatric Fractures Guidelines – The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Gastroenteritis and dehydration

Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Gastroenteritis in children guideline – SA Health

Clinical Guideline – Gastroenteritis – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Clinical Guideline – Dehydration – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Parent fact sheet - Gastroenteritis – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Minor head trauma

Concussion in Sport Online Learning

Clinical Guideline, Mild Head injury in the PED – Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Paediatric Trauma Manual, 2016 – Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Clinical Guideline – Head injury – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Parent handout – Head injury – Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Parent handout, concussion – >Raising Children Network

Course structure