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When assessing children with respiratory distress, clinicians need to be reminded that babies and small children are a “work in progress” as far as lung function and physiology are concerned. In this session we look at not just respiratory differences, but touch on thermoregulation, cardiac and other physiological differences in a child’s development.
The phrase ‘children aren’t just tiny adults’ does hold some truth and our assessment and management needs to take into account these differences.
The purpose of this webinar is to ensure that nurses are aware of physiological differences between adults and children.
- Gain an awareness of physiological differences in respiratory, cardiac and thermoregulation
- Receive information about how children respond differently in shock to adults.
- Gain an understanding of the importance of maintaining a warm, pink, sweet child
- Acquire knowledge and tips for calculating critical tube numbers in children.
Who is this for?
This webinar is for any nurse or midwife who is working with children, whether as a paediatric nurse, or in areas such as the Emergency Department and General Practice, who see children and adults.
“I have been a nurse for more than 30 years with a background in emergency, psychiatry & hyperbarics. I have worked in Brisbane’s largest trauma units, & in Queensland’s most remote farther reaches as a remote nurse. I completed a Masters Degree in Emergency Nursing &, since then, have used this to follow my first passion- teaching nurses. I have been a full-time nurse educator for 15 years & regularly take a contract in the remote area or an emergency setting to remain clinically current. My passion for teaching nurses has given me many opportunities to support nurses in developing their skills & knowledge. I have taught for the Australian College of Emergency Nursing (ACEN) in their popular Trauma Nursing Core Course TNCC (ENA: USA between 2000 -2008) & continue to openly endorse this course despite no longer being affiliated with them. I began teaching at ECT4Health in 1996 which has offered educational programs to nurses, students and paramedics across Australia & New Zealand for some of Australia’s most prominent organisations. In 2004, I co-developed the Queensland Health Rural nursing programs called PACS and PEPEN. Published in 2006 in my research interest – Rural and Isolated Practice nursing (RIPERN), and in 2013, I was honoured by being nominated & voted one of Australia’s top 5 most Influential Nurses in an online survey by Nursing Review, & was interviewed by ABC Radio. I am a clinically active nurse, a self-confessed Trauma Junkie, and as an academic with casual appointments at USQ, I remain a passionate advocate for rural & remote nursing education. I am always up for a laugh & often crack a few jokes while teaching.”
Very informative presentation which I really enjoyed! As a beginning Registered Nurse, loved learning the rationales behind everything and how you broke everything down so it was easy to understand and remember. Thank you!