Seriously ill Child

Caring for the Critically Ill Child

Two-day case-based workshop on Emergency Paediatrics


Managing the seriously ill child can be one of the most frightening and distressing experiences for the clinician. In this workshop we explore the immediate assessment and treatment of the seriously ill child beginning by examining the assessment and treatment of immediate life threatening problems to the airway, breathing, circulation and central nervous system and then examine the range of life threatening diseases that occur in the young child and baby.

The workshop is taught using a case based approach and illustrated by demonstrated clinical simulations. The workshop is suited to medical officers (GPs, ED medical officers, Training MOs), Nurses, Paramedics and Students.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Sepsis/fever

  • Severe respiratory disease

  • Upper airway obstruction

  • The Fitting Child

  • Vomiting/dehydration

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Surgical emergencies

  • Trauma/poisoning

  • Paediatric rashes

Course Dates and Locations

Course Dates and locations for 2018

  • Adelaide – March 19-20: Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh SA 5007

  • Melbourne – May 28-29: Royal Melbourne Hospital, 300 Grattan St, Parkville VIC 3050

  • Brisbane – September 17-18: QLD Govt Venue, 53 Albert St, Brisbane 4000 (Training Rooms 1 and 2)


The workshop is a joint initiative of LearnEM and Healthtimes

Register for the Melbourne Workshop: May 28-29 

Register for the Brisbane Workshop: September 17-18 

Facilitators: Dr Peter Stuart and Dr Jason Bament

Cost: $450.00 (incl. GST). Early Bird Registration $399.00 (incl. GST) (Melbourne Early Bird Registration ends March 31) (Brisbane Early Bird Registration ends July 30)

Course Accreditation:

  • Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine (30 PRPD and 30 MOPS)

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (40 Cat 1 points: Activity Number 97564 )

  • Rural procedural grant: Two days for Emergency Medicine

The course meets minimum competency requirements for clinical privileging for the SA Department of Health.

Further information

Contact: Nikki Crichton, LearnEM Program Coordinator

RACGP Accredited Activity
Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine

Workshop Pre-learning

Instructions: Click the link below to access the Workshop Pre-learning. Pre-learning can only be accessed by participants registered for the workshop.