Children with Higher Care Needs

Mater Education, in collaboration with Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, is proud to offer a suite of courses for carers, educators, coaches or support workers in the community that may care for or support children with higher care needs. The courses have been developed by a highly qualified team including paediatric nursing clinicians and paediatric educators who train Mater’s exceptional staff.
 
Each course will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for children with various needs including:

  • Care and management of children with epilepsy
  • Care and management of children with type one diabetes
  • Paediatric asthma management and anaphylaxis in children
  • Tracheostomy care and management in children
  • Ostomy, stoma and gastrostomy care in children
  • Developmental delay and spectrum disorders in children.

The suite of six courses runs over three months with two courses per month. Participants can attend one course (half day) or two courses (full day) each month.

Who should attend?
These courses are designed for the following members of the community that may care for or support children with higher care needs:
  • carers and family members
  • teachers and educators
  • support workers
  • early childhood educators and assistants
  • disability care workers
  • sports and recreation coaches
  • youth workers.
Course structure
This suite of six courses runs over three months with two courses per month. Participants can attend a course (half day) as a standalone course or attend or two courses (full day) each month. 

Course 1 - Care and management of children with epilepsy
This course will include information on:
  • What is epilepsy?
  • Considerations for caring for a child with epilepsy
  • Recognition of a seizure and rescue management including the administration of rescue medication .
Course 2 - Care and management of children with type 1 diabetes
This course will include information on:
  • Type 1 diabetes in a child
  • Considerations for caring for a child with diabetes including:
    • Nutrition and meal times
    • Recognising high and low blood glucose in a child
    • Using a blood glucose monitor with a finger prick to obtain blood glucose level
    • Sick day management
  • Administration of subcutaneous insulin and emergency medications.
Course 3 - Paediatric asthma management and anaphylaxis in children
This course will include information on:
  • What is asthma and how does it affect the child
  • What are the triggers and signs and symptoms of an asthma attack
  • Treatment and emergency management – use of reliever medications and spacer
  • What is an anaphylactic reaction and how does it affect the child
  • Considerations of caring for a child who could have an anaphylactic reaction
  • Emergency management including use of an EpiPen.
Course 4 - Tracheostomy care and management in children
 This course will include information on:
  • What is a tracheostomy
  • Why would a child require a tracheostomy
  • How is a tracheostomy inserted
  • Considerations relating to care of the child with a tracheostomy
  • Care, cleaning and suctioning of the tracheostomy
  • Emergency care and tracheostomy change/reinsertion.
Course 5 - Ostomy, stoma and gastrostomy care in children
This course will include information on:
  • What are stomas and ostomies
  • What are the different types of stomas
  • ​Common reasons for ostomy insertions and how these issues may change/effect day to day care of the child
  • Care and management of the stoma and appliance including removal and reattaching an appliance, emptying an appliance, cleaning and care of the ostomy
  • What is a gastrostomy?
  • Reasons why a child may require a gastrostomy and need to be fed via a gastrostomy
  • Care and management of the gastrostomy tube, ostomy site and feeding  equipment
  • Feeding via a gastrostomy
  • Considerations for the your child with the ostomy and gastrostomy including development and communication.
Course 6 - Developmental delay and spectrum disorders in children
This course will include information on:
  • What is a developmental delay
  • Care of a child with developmental delay
  • Spectrum disorders in children
  • Considerations of caring for a child who has a spectrum disorder.
Learning outcome and accreditation
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and may be able to self-allocate up to 3 CPD hours per course as per the requirements of their professional body.
Dates and duration
Each course will run for up to three hours, as a half day workshop.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Course 1 - Care and management of children with epilepsy   8.30 am - 11.30 am
Course 2 - Care and management of children with type 1 diabetes 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Thursday 19 March
  • Thursday 18 June
  • Thursday 17 September
 
Course 3 - Paediatric asthma management and anaphylaxis in children 8.30 am - 11.30 am
Course 4 - Tracheostomy care and management in children 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Thursday 23 April
  • Thursday 16 July
  • Thursday 15 October

Course 5 - Ostomy, stoma and gastrostomy care in children 8.30 am - 11.30 am
Course 6 - Developmental delay and spectrum disorders in children 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Thursday 21 May
  • Thursday 20 August
  • Thursday 19 November
Location

Mater South Brisbane Campus
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

For more information and a campus map visit the contact page.

Cost

Each course: $160 (incl. GST) each

Discount applies for whole-day attendance to $280 (incl. GST) per day (two courses).

10% discount available for Mater People

Cancellation and refund policy

If you’d like to learn more about this course and future course offerings, please submit the form below.

 

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Register for upcoming dates

1 - Children with Higher Care Needs: Care and management of children with epilepsy
Date Location Cost Actions
19 Mar 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
18 Jun 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
17 Sep 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now

2 - Children with Higher Care Needs: Care and management of children with type 1 diabetes
Date Location Cost Actions
19 Mar 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
18 Jun 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
17 Sep 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now

(1 & 2) Full Day - Children with Higher Care Needs: Care and management of children with epilepsy & Care and management of children with type 1 diabetes
Date Location Cost Actions
19 Mar 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now
18 Jun 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now
17 Sep 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now

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3 - Children with Higher Care Needs: Paediatric asthma management and anaphylaxis in children
Date Location Cost Actions
23 Apr 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
16 Jul 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
15 Oct 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now

4 - Children with Higher Care Needs: Tracheostomy care and management in children
Date Location Cost Actions
23 Apr 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
16 Jul 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
15 Oct 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now

(3 & 4) Full Day - Children with Higher Care Needs: Paediatric asthma management and anaphylaxis in children & Tracheostomy care and management in children
Date Location Cost Actions
23 Apr 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now
16 Jul 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now
15 Oct 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now

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5 - Children with Higher Care Needs: Ostomy, stoma and gastrostomy care in children
Date Location Cost Actions
21 May 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
20 Aug 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
19 Nov 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now

6 - Children with Higher Care Needs: Developmental delay and spectrum disorders in children
Date Location Cost Actions
21 May 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
20 Aug 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now
19 Nov 2020 South Brisbane $160.00 Apply Now

(5 & 6) Full Day - Children with Higher Care Needs: Ostomy, stoma and gastrostomy care in children & Developmental delay and spectrum disorders in children
Date Location Cost Actions
21 May 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now
20 Aug 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now
19 Nov 2020 South Brisbane $280.00 Apply Now