About this event

  • Date and time Tue 5 Oct 2021 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, London School of Paediatrics

Join us to hear from UK’s leading PICU experts talk about the paediatric retrieval process and important lessons learned within the COVID-19 era. This study day will also offer a broad understanding of salient airway, breathing, and circulation concepts in the acutely unwell child, that all paediatricians need to know.

This study day seeks to help develop clinicians’ knowledge and understanding of salient concepts within paediatric acute and intensive care medicine. Latest updates within paediatric organ donation and point of care ultrasound will also be covered.

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the paediatric retrieval service within the UK and important lessons learned within the COVID-19 era
  • Learn about safe intubation in an acutely unwell child and how to best support patients needing non-invasive ventilation
  • Become familiar with vasoactive agents and fluid management in children needing circulatory support
  • Develop an understanding of the processes around paediatric organ donation
  • Gain an understanding of point of care ultrasound within paediatric practice

CPD learning applied.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Melanie Ranaweera and Dr Joshua Hodgson, Paediatric Trainee Doctors, London School of Paediatrics

Session one

Retrieving the Critically Unwell Child

Dr Marilyn McDougall, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Evelina London Children´s Hospital

The When, How and Why of Non-invasive Respiratory Support

Dr Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, St. Mary´s Hospital and Children´s Acute Transport Service 

Tea and coffee break 

Session two

Intubating the Critically Ill Child

Dr Linda Chigaru, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Children´s Acute Transport Service

Circulatory Support for the Critically Unwell Child

Dr Nick Prince, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, St. George´s University Hospital 

Lunch break

Session three

Organ Donation in Paediatrics

This session will not be recorded

Dr Mehrengise Cooper, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, St. Mary´s Hospital and Georgina Hobbiger, Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation

Point-of-care Ultrasound in Paediatrics

Dr Michael Griksaitis, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, South Hampton Children´s Hospital 

Question and Answer Panel

Dr Ken MacGruer, PICM GRID Trainee, London, Dr Craig Stewart, PICM GRID Trainee, Nottingham and Dr Tanya Mitra

Tea and coffee break

Session four

COVID-19 - What We've Learned 

Dr Ruchi Sinha, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, St. Mary´s Hospital

Concluding remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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