NIV for Neonates & Children in Acute Settings
1st & 2nd September 2016
Dr Lynda Verhulst, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Postgraduate Conference Centre, Weston Education Centre
Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ.
- Dr. Martí Pons-Odena, University Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain.
- Dr. Alberto Medina, University Hospital Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has been widely used for some time in paediatrics for chronic conditions, including in the home setting.
In recent years, non-invasive ventilation has been used increasingly in the acute setting, both as a safe alternative in selected cases to invasive ventilation in the paediatric intensive care setting, but also more and more in the delivery of high dependency care in general paediatric settings.
The 2014 document by RCPCH and PICS; “ High Dependency Care For Children—Time To Move On” sets out the recommendation that district general hospitals should be expected to be able to provide acute non invasive ventilation for up to 48 hours.
Over 10 years, the Spanish Pediatric Intensive Care Society (SECIP) respiratory working group, has developed workshops and courses to educate and encourage NIV for acute patient care. This training has been combined with the expert knowledge of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) respiratory group, resulting in 2012 in the ESPNIC Course of “NIV for Neonates and Children in Acute Settings”.
The course combines on-line theory and clinical hands-on workshops for NIV care. Course attendees will be expected to read the online material prior to attendance. In the workshops, the attendees will rotate through three skill stations (paediatric, infant, and neonates) to become familiar with the importance of interface and ventilator choice, setting modalities, parameters and respiratory monitoring. Additionally, failure analysis will be explained with interactive clinical cases during skill stations.
Who should attend:
- Paediatricians & Neonatologists
- Paediatric Pulmonologists
- Paediatric Intensivists
Grupo de Respiratorio de la Sociedad Española de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos (Spanish Pediatric Intensive Care Society)
European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal intensive Care (ESPNIC)