About this event

  • Date and time Wed 3 Oct 2018 from 12:00am to 12:00am
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

The Paediatric Emergency Medicine LSP study day aims to develop the knowledge of the paediatric registrar working acutely in the emergency department. It will review best practice management for children presenting with acute respiratory, cardiac, neurological and orthopaedic emergencies. The study day will cover some of the pitfalls of the paediatric doctor working in the emergency department and how these can be overcome.

New diagnostic techniques will be described with the hope that they will be able to assist the identification of the acutely sick child, inform management decisions and improve patient outcomes.

Topics include:

  • Management of the child presenting in respiratory distress, cardiac failure and status epilepticus
  • Admission to the emergency department from a child’s perspective New research and diagnostic techniques informing patient assessment and decision making in the emergency department
  • Some of the pitfalls to working in the emergency department and how to identify a sick child from those children with minor illness and the worried well
  • Assessment and management of children presenting with orthopaedic problems to the emergency department

Leadership, management and education (LME) skills evening

LME evening: Medical Law - What you need to know!

As paediatricians, we often navigate legal and ethical dilemmas when making decisions about medical treatment in our daily clinical practice. Relevant guidance on issues such as capacity and consent, disclosure and end of life care, is not always available or teachable on the morning ward round.

We have invited Helen Burnell, principal associate at Mills and Reeve, to clarify regulatory and practice guidance in these areas for us. Helen specialises in medical treatment and commissioning matters for NHS and private health organisations, and regularly acts in cases that attract media interest.

In addition, she will provide training on how to prepare for court, including statement-writing, an introduction to court room settings and tips for giving evidence in a tribunal. Join us for a rare opportunity to receive focused and relevant medicolegal training, to develop basic skills that will last you for a career.


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Dr Sophie Raynor, ST4 Paediatric trainee, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich

Neurology emergencies

Dr Daniel Lumsden, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Evelina Children's Hospital

Respiratory emergencies

Dr James Ross, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Tea and coffee break
Common mistakes/clinical error

Dr Ian Maconochie, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine and lead for academic emergency medicine, St Mary's Hospital

Patient experience of the ED

Safo Pantzaki

Cardiac emergencies

Dr Shelley Riphagen

Diagnostic techniques/new research in PEM

Dr Ruud Nijman, Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Trainee in Paediatrics

Tea and coffee break
RTV preparation of a child from the emergency department

Marilyn McDougall, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Orthopedic emergencies

Dr Neil Thompson, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

GRID information and application

Dr Haris Achilleos, Specialty Trainee in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Completion of evaluation survey and close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom