Training

Courses for Trainees and Further Resources

If there are any additional courses or other resources you'd recommend to other PEM trainees, please email us:
pemtraininguk@gmail.com

Keep an eye on the Meetings & Events APEM page for conferences and other events.

Courses

APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support, ALSG)

https://www.alsg.org/en/files/PFactsheet.pdf

To book a course : http://bit.ly/ALSGcourses

ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/education-and-exams/courses/search/advanced-trauma-life-support-atls-provider-programme/

CPPR (Child Protection: Recognition and Response, ALSG)

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/education-and-exams/courses/search/advanced-trauma-life-support-atls-provider-programme/

European Trauma Course

http://europeantraumacourse.com/

Paediatric Advanced Trauma Simulation Course

2 day course run by Ami Parikh in London and Oxford

Children's Acute Trauma Course (Sheffield)

https://www.facebook.com/CATcourse

BAPS (British Association of Paediatric Surgeons) Trauma Day

https://www.baps.org.uk/

Bristol Medical Simulation Centre (BMSC) courses:

https://www.bmsc.co.uk/

- How to Manage Meningococcal Disease

- Advanced Paediatric Intensive Care simulation courses

- SPLAT South West Paediatric Life-Support and Transfer Course

- Team Training for Critical Incidents

CATS stabilisation and transfer course

http://site.cats.nhs.uk/education-and-training/courses-and-study-days/

MIMMS (Major Incident Medical Management and Support)

https://www.prometheusmedical.co.uk/courses/mimms-major-incident-medical-management-and-support-course

TEAM (UK Training in Emergency Airway Management)

https://teamcourse.co.uk/

The Havens

https://www.thehavens.org.uk/for-healthcare-professionals/

- Paediatric acute sexual assault examination and aftercare

- Courtroom skills / witness familiarisation training

British Burn Association Emergency Management of the Severe Burn (EMSB)

https://www.britishburnassociation.org/

Royal Society of Medicine PEM training days

https://www.rsm.ac.uk/

South Thames Retrieval Service study days

https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/our-services/hospital/south-thames-retrieval-service/education-and-training.aspx

Imperial Serious Infection in Children course http://www.imperial.ac.uk/continuing-professional-development/short-courses/medicine/paediatric/msc/serious-infection-in-children/

British Paediatric Neurology Association PET 1 - Paediatric Epilepsy Training

https://courses.bpna.org.uk/index.php?page=paediatric-epilepsy-training

Pulvertaft Hand Centre (Royal Derby Hospital) Assessment and Management of Acute Hand Injuries

https://www.pulvertafthandcentre.org.uk/

NLS (Newborn Life Support, Resus Council)

https://www.resus.org.uk/training-courses/newborn-life-support

 

E-resources

Don’t Forget the Bubbles – a free up-to-date online open access medical resource specifically for paediatrics. Quickly becoming the first port of call for paediatricians

http://dontforgetthebubbles.com/

Spotting the Sick Child – free online courses and videos to help hone paediatric assessment skills  www.spottingthesickchild.com

RCPCH Compass website – online learning on a wide range of paediatric topics from the RCPCH

https://rcpch.learningpool.com/login/index.php

E-Learning for Health

www.e-lfh.org.uk
•Common childhood exanthems
•Image interpretation: Xrays of various paediatric body parts!
•Soft tissue and bony injuries in children
•Urinary collection in children
•Safeguarding children - Level 1 - Introduction to safeguarding children and young people
•Safeguarding children – Level 2 – Recognition, response and record in secondary care
•Safeguarding children – Level 3 – Maintaining and updating competencies.
•Child with a Rash
•Paediatric Intramuscular Ketamine Dissociative Sedation in the ED
•The Irritable Hip ESR and CRP: Should we Bother?
•The use of clinical algorithms in the emergency department management of the limping child

Image sim – quizzes of 300 paediatric X-rays of each body part, attempting to click on the abnormality or identify a normal image (subscription required)

https://imagesim.com/

CATS (Children’s Acute Transport Service) guidelines (ideal for resuscitation scenarios with a drug calculator too)

http://site.cats.nhs.uk/clinical-guidelines/

Doctors.org.uk online modules www.doctors.org.uk
•Assessment and management of stridor in the Emergency Department
•Assessment and management of paediatric serious illness
•Assessment and management of the Breathless Child: Bronchiolitis
•Assessment of the breathless child: croup
•Assessment of the breathless child: pneumonia
•Assessment of the febrile child
•Initial management of the fitting child

UptoDate : extensive summaries of most medical conditions (institution or personal subscription required) https://www.uptodate.com/home

 

Useful Apps

Paediatric Emergencies (multiple emergency guidelines, links to CATS/STRS/APLS guidance and drug calculator)  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.itdcs.paediatricemergency

Mersey Burns (easily work out the percentage of burns in resus by shading in an electronic tool) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.merseyburns

Growth Charts (input demographics for instant growth chart measurement) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.incubate.growthcharts

Biliapp (quickly plot bilirubin levels of neonates on the appropriate graph to decide if they need phototherapy/ exchange or not)

Snellen Chart (make neuro exams a little easier and more standardised)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideas.joaomeneses.snellen

Toxbase

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.issolutions.toxbasemobileandroid.activity

Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (often has useful PEM-specific guidelines which are easily digestible) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telerik.cpg

 

Useful references

Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors 

https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-guidance-for-doctors/protecting-children-and-young-people

Facing the Future : Standards for children and young people in Emergency Care settings  https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/facing-future-standards-children-young-people-emergency-care-settings