Method of delivery: Online
Tuesday 29 November 2022
Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: GBP 140.00
Reduced Cost: GBP N/A
Total Course Places: 48 (42 standard places currently available; 0 reduced rate places available)
CPD Points: 6. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following attendance at the course.
There is no pre course reading for this course
The course will take place in an online virtual environment via zoom. We will send registered attendees the link.
This is a practical course that will teach emergency medicine staff to recognise children presenting with common acute neurological conditions and what to do next. It will be taught by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultants in lectures and small group workshops.
This course will cover secondary headache disorders and the red flags to recognise, the assessment and management of the confused child, the assessment and management of the child with decreased conscious level, management of raised ICP, when is it safe to LP a child, an appreciation of abnormal movements and of gait abnormalities in children presenting to ED, management of 'acute brain attacks', and how to choose appropriate neuroimaging in the acute setting.
“It is estimated that about a third of all paediatric emergencies are neurological and about a quarter of all admissions to PICU are primarily neurological (not counting the large number of PICU patients that develop a neurological complication of a non-neurological disorder). In addition, a significant number of PICU admissions are the result of medical complications of neurological disability.”
Why is this course needed:
The BPNA's charitable aim is to improve the care of children with neurological disorders. BPNA and Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine agree there is a need for education on children presenting with acute neurological problems. We are aware of the volume of children attending emergency departments with neurological presentations, and of the anxiety this can create for the receiving paediatricians and trainees, who often feel inadequately trained in acute paediatric neurology.
This is a 1-day course that will be delivered online in a virtual environment via zoom. You are expected to attend for the whole day. It is recomended that you join the course via a laptop or computer. Please make sure that you join with a working microphone and video.
|09.15-09.35||Headaches in theory||Lecture|
|09.35-10.05||Headaches in practice||Workshop|
|10.35-10.55||Assessment of GCS||Lecture|
|11.40-12.00||Management of ICP||Workshop|
|12.00-12.20||When to LP||Lecture|
|12.20-12.55||Abnormal movements in ED||Lecture|
|13.40-14.00||Abnormal movements in infants||Workshop|
|14.00-14.20||Abnormal movements in the older child||Workshop|
|14.20-14.40||Abnormal gait in the ED||Lecture|
|14.40-15.10||Abnormal gait in the ED||Workshop|
|15.30-16.05||Pitching to the radiologists||Lecture|
|16.05-16.45||Acute brain attack||Lecture|
|16.45-17.10||Assessment of the child with complex neurodisability - presenting to ED||Workshop|
|17.10-17.30||Summing up & feedback||Whole group|
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is aimed at:
- Paediatric Emergency Medicine Trainees (particularly ST3-5)
- General Paediatricians – doing EM rotation
- Paediatric Emergency Medicine Staff Grades
- Advanced Care Practitioners in PEM
- Adult Emergency Medicine Trainees doing their paediatric block
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