PC 10: Advanced Paediatric Emergency Care (APEC)

Course Director

  • Said Hachimi Idrissi, Belgium

Faculty

  • Roberto Velasco, Spain
  • Javier Benito Fernandez, Spain
  • Ruth Farrugia, Malta
  • Dave Walker, USA
  • Hezi Waisman, Israel
  • Rodrick Bbakhanlou, UK
  • Dorine Borensztajn, the Netherlands
  • Silvia Bressan, Italy
  • Tom Beattie, UK
  • Louise Rennie, UK

Participants

The course is designed for 40 participants. Emergency physicians, Pediatricians, and all who are involved in taking care of children.

Course description & learning objectives

To provide physicians participating with both knowledge and advanced skills in recognizing and managing a wide spectrum of paediatric emergencies both in the hospital and pre-hospital settings.

Course format 

A 1,5-day course. During the morning hours of both days, lectures will be presented on the management of a wide spectrum of paediatric emergencies with emphasis on evidence-based literature. During the afternoon hours attendees will actively participate in small group advanced skill stations, case scenarios and simulations designed to provide knowledge and skills relevant to paediatric emergency medicine as well as elicit discussion on the clinical management of common paediatric emergencies. 

Schedule

Wednesday 27 October

09:00 Lectures and interactive sessions  
09:00 - 09:45     

Plenary session:  

a.       Patient assessment triangle

b.      “ABCD” approach to resuscitation – this could also introduce some issues to be discussed later

 

09:45 - 10:30

3x Discussions – small groups and rotate at 45 mins:

  • · Toxicology challenges
  • · Cardiology including ECG anomalies
  • · Respiratory cases
 
10:30– 10:45

Coffee Break

 
10:45 - 12:15

3x Discussions – small groups and rotate at 45 mins:

  • · Toxicology challenges
  • · Cardiology including ECG anomalies
  • · Respiratory cases

 

12:15 - 13:00

Quiz

 
13:00 – 13:45

Lunch Break

 
13:45 - 15:15

3 x Discussions – small groups and rotate at 45 mins:

  • Head trauma, when a CT scan is indicated and CT rules
  • How to manage metabolic emergencies
  • Data analysis eg ABG, electrolyte
 
15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break

 
15:30 – 16:15

3 x Discussions – small groups and rotate at 45 mins:

  • · Head trauma, when a CT scan is indicated and CT rules
  • · How to manage metabolic emergencies
  • · Data analysis eg ABG, electrolyte
 
16:15 - 17:00

Biomarkers in the child with fever

 
17:00 – 17:30

Q&A

 
 Thursday 28 October    
 09:00

Challenges in fluid therapy in the PED

 
 09:45 - 10:30

3 x discussions – small groups and rotate at 45 mins:

  • · Capnography in the PED
  • · How I manage neurological emergencies in the PED
  • · Steroids in croup/croup scoring
 
 10:30 - 10:45

 Coffee Break

 
 10:45 - 12:15

3 x discussions – small groups and rotate at 45 mins:

  • Capnography in the PED
  • How I manage neurological emergencies in the PED
  • Steroids in croup/croup scoring
 
 12:15 - 12:30

Q&A

 
 12:30 

Summary and certificate award

 
 13:00

 End of the pre-course