Serious infection and critical care in children 2020
Serious infection and critical care in children is organized by Imperial College London and will be held from Apr 30 - May 01, 2020 at St Mary's Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom.
Who Should Attend:
This course is aimed at doctors of all grades who assess and manage children with infections. It is particularly suited to general and specialty trainees, and consultant in general paediatrics. The content may also be of interest to nurses and other health professionals who are involved in the care of children with serious infections.
Recognition of serious infection in children is a topic of national importance. Research shows that the death rate from infection in children in the UK is higher than the rest of Europe and serious infection in children is not well recognised in the acute setting.
Research from Imperial College on meningococcal sepsis in children, the leading infectious cause of death, has shown that there is inadequate recognition and initial management of meningococcal sepsis in secondary care.
The aim of this course is to give healthcare professionals who see acutely unwell children a practical and evidence based approach to diagnosis and management of a wide range of infections. The first day of the course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the regular pitfalls in the diagnosis of infections and will highlight the life threatening consequences of such errors.
Areas covered will include Epidemiology of Paediatric infection, The septic child, Children presenting with: neurological problems, a painful limb, Gastrointestinal presentations, Fever and a rash (to include chickenpox, Toxic shock syndrome, Kawasaki disease), Practical microbiology: new bacteria and old and Antibiotics - what to prescribe and when.
The second day of the course builds on the practical content learned during the first day. It includes a short simulation session, interactive lectures which highlight recent advances in identifying and diagnosing serious infections, and how to cope with the threat of new and emerging infections. The course ends with some salutary reminders of the need for thorough assessment in children with infections.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
Sponsor: Imperial College