Paediatric BASIC Course

The Paediatric BASIC course is primarily designed as an introduction to Paediatric Intensive
Care for doctors and nurses with either limited experience in Paediatrics or Intensive Care.
As such it has proved popular with critical care nurses, Emergency Department doctors,
paediatricians and doctors who have responsibility for critically ill children.

This is an interactive two day course and consists of brief clinically-based lectures, small
group skill stations, e-learning and pre and post-course tests. A course manual is provided. It
covers essential and fundamental aspects of Intensive Care, including: airway management,
CPR, acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, diagnosis
and management of shock, trauma, severe sepsis, acid base disturbances and transport of
the critically ill child.

Participants are expected to have read the course manual and have completed an online MCQ
test prior to attending the course which is available via the Paediatric BASIC website.
Lunch and refreshments are provided each day, as is a course dinner at one of Bendigo’s
finest eateries.

Cost: doctors $700, nurses $300

Registration is via Eventbrite.
Further information can be found on the Paediatric BASIC website
Location: West Wing Learning Space 3
Bendigo Hospital, 100 Barnard St, Bendigo

For more information, please email Julie Mathews,
Paediatric BASIC Co-ordinator at
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Participants limited to 25
The Paediatric BASIC course is coordinated by the Bendigo Health
Intensive Care Unit and Clinical Learning and Development