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Paediatric BASIC

The Paediatric Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (Paediatric BASIC) course covers the fundamental knowledge and skills required for healthcare professionals working in Paediatric Intensive Care Units, regional Intensive Care Units and other critical care environments that provide intensive care management or advanced
resuscitation and pre-transport stabilisation of critically ill and injured children.

This course aims to prepare:
  • doctors, senior nurses, transport teams, and paramedics for the first 24 hours of management in an intensive care facility until the patient can be transferred or appropriate critical care support is obtained
  • non-intensivists to manage the acute deterioration of critically ill paediatric patients
  • paediatric, emergency medicine, anaesthetic and other trainees for a rotation through the paediatric critical care unit.

Key topics
  • Airway management and mechanical ventilation in children
  • Basic haemodynamic monitoring
  • Fluid management in critically ill children
  • Management of paediatric septic shock
  • Initial management of infants presenting with congenital heart disease
  • Paediatric critical care transport

Who should complete the course?
  • Medical officers
  • Senior Registered nurses
  • Paramedics

Proceeds from this course fund Paediatric BASIC course delivery in developing countries.

Duration & Cost

Paediatric BASIC is an interactive course including lectures, workshops and skills stations run over two days.

Medical Officers: $650 incl GST
Senior Nurses: $450 incl GST
Student: $250 incl GST

Discounts are available for nurses from Lady Cilento Children's Hospital PICU, Townsville Hospital PICU and Mater Hospital Townsville ICU. Please contact mep@mater.org.au for your discount code.


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Requests for transfer of enrolment will be accepted up to one week prior to the course commencement date. Cancellation and refund policy.