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.
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 60 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 – Standards 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8.
Asthma Guideline – SA Health
Managing acute asthma in children – Australian Asthma Handbook
Translated asthma resources and action plans – National Asthma Council Australia
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
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
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 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
Paediatric Fractures Guidelines – The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
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
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