Paediatric Nursing in Low Resource Settings



This session will provide a basic overview of paediatric health globally and we will consider how various settings can teach us and remind us about basic assessment, management and early detection of the sick paediatric patient. We will explore some of the disease processes that are becoming more apparent to particular groups of people in particular settings and consider why this is important to understand. At the end of the session, we will also discuss fluid management in paediatric patients and why management and documentation is so important.



Australian hospitals and clinics have access to some of the best clinicians and technology in the world, however, worldwide there is a healthcare divide in terms of tools that paediatric nurses and midwives can access. In these areas, assessment skills become crucial in order to best provide care to our youngest patients.



The purpose of the webinar is to explore strategies that can be utilised in settings that have a disparity within access to medical resources and technology.


Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Develop a global overview of paediatric health and understand the reasons for the significant differences in paediatric health outcomes
  • Define cultural understanding in the current climate of our “global village”
  • Recognise the importance of understanding paediatric disease and illness-specific to the context of where you are working
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of fluid management in all paediatric settings, particularly in the context of sepsis


Who is this for?

This webinar is for nurses and midwives who want to gain an understanding of strategies utilised in low resource countries and how they can use these skills in their own practice.



I am a registered nurse from Adelaide, South Australia and since graduating at the end of 2010 I have nursed in a range of paediatric settings. Nursing is not just a job for me, more so a passion. I am always on the move, trying new things and in quest of a challenge. I am learning every single day and loving it! I am constantly inspired and motivated by what each of us has to offer and I have learnt my greatest lessons from those who I have worked alongside. While I am by far no expert on all areas of paediatric nursing, I have a wide range of exciting experiences that have allowed me to grow confidently as a paediatric nurse and attain a large variety of skills and a comprehensive paediatric knowledgebase.

After graduating at the end of 2010, I spent the first five years of my career at the Adelaide metropolitan children’s Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, working predominantly in general medical wards and haematology/oncology. After an exciting international volunteer nursing opportunity arose in 2015 I left my job in Adelaide and spent the next few years working, volunteering, studying and travelling around the world, nursing always at the core. Occasionally I would find myself back in Australia where I would seek jobs in paediatric wards in the remote parts of the country. My most recent job brought me home to metropolitan Adelaide after a significant time abroad. For the most part of 2018, I worked as a paediatric nurse consultant at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. I loved the challenge and diversity of the role, however early this year I left Adelaide again and I am now volunteering my time and paediatric knowledge in Nepal.

In 2017 I completed my Diploma in Tropical Nursing at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK and soon after I was offered a job in Sierra Leone for 6-months. My job was to teach and support nursing staff in an emergency triage, assessment and treatment program. This experience was by far my greatest nursing accomplishment as we were able to significantly reduce paediatric mortality and morbidity through our training program. I have also taught and developed health education curriculums in Nepali schools as well as founded a non-government organisation in Nepal whereby international and local staff work in the remote villages teaching basic hygiene and sanitation, women’s health, men’s health and family planning. I have successfully trained two health educators in Nepal over the period of 4 years, one of which now manages our projects in the remote communities and will soon be a teacher herself in a newly developed Nepali health academy.

My current work in Nepal is a partnership with various government bodies to create a short, intensive paediatric course that can be offered to all nursing staff that work with children to improve their knowledge base and the care they provide. I am also currently completing my Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice and will later in the year be involved in training as an instructor for the Emergency Nursing Paediatric course with the Australian College of Emergency Nursing.

While I work in Nepal, I am also currently awaiting placement with Medecins Sans Frontieres and I am sharing my nursing experiences, both past and future, in the form of a blog. Please feel free to check it out anytime;


Recording Details

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Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz Time: 1 hour

About The Paediatric Nurse

Our Story

The Paediatric Nurse was founded by Brooke Batchelor, a paediatric nurse and qualified teacher, after she experienced the frustration of finding affordable and accessible continuing professional development that was relevant to her paediatric nursing practice. Through this frustration, she decided to set up an online platform that assisted paediatric nurses in meeting their continuing professional development (CPD) annual registration standard requirement, with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia. In August 2018, The Paediatric Nurse CPD/CE platform was launched and began delivering live and recorded webinars featuring expert speakers from all over the world.

Our Vision

We believe that with access to relevant, affordable and evidence-based professional development, all members of the paediatric healthcare team can provide opportunities for children & their families to have a voice and receive care that is meets all of their needs. Our profit-for-purpose business model ensures a sustainable, long-term goal of improving paediatric healthcare experiences through programs that fund paediatric post-graduate training for nurses, funding hospital familiarisation programs and supporting play therapy programs to assist with aftercare or post-hospitalisation readjustment. We look forward to a future where children feel part of the decision making in their care and suffer no trauma related to their healthcare experience.

Our Mission

We exist so that you can receive evidence-based CPD/CE that is affordable, accessible and relevant to your practice by breaking down the barriers that prevent you from meeting with the experts. AND We exist to advocate for children in healthcare ensuring that they receive care that considers the whole child within the context of their family and the effects that the care they receive may have on their emotional wellbeing.

Our Values

  • Empowerment – by providing engaging and relevant CPD/CE opportunities, we hope to influence the future directions of paediatric healthcare in Australia
  • Advocacy – we take child health and protection seriously and as registered nurses, we aim to advocate for Australian children to ensure their needs and rights are met
  • Access – the opportunity to speak directly to the experts and access the latest in evidenced-based care
  • Community – we encourage the essence of community and connection by making this space just as much yours as it is ours- your suggestions are always valued!
  • Passionate – our love for paediatric nursing is infectious
  • Selfcare – when nurses look after their own health & wellbeing, their practice can soar to new heights

Our Role

  • Is an international online membership community that champions the success of paediatric nurses the world over
  • We provide continuing professional development (CPD) education/CE, training, resources and support for nurses via our online membership and social media channels
  • Helping paediatric nurses learn from world-wide experts
  • Inspires paediatric nurses to be leaders in their field
  • Provides content and resources to educate and inform paediatric nurses
  • Is an opinion leader and advocate on issues of importance to paediatric nurses across all communities.


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In this session, you will:

  • Develop a global overview of paediatric health and understand the reasons for the significant differences in paediatric health outcomes
  • Define cultural understanding in the current climate of our “global village”
  • Recognise the importance of understanding paediatric disease and illness specific to the context of where you are working
  • Gain and understanding of the importance of fluid management in all paediatric settings, particularly in the context of sepsis

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