The course

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is widely used in paediatric home care, but not ordinarily used clinically with acute patients. The 2014 document by RCPCH and PICS; “ High Dependency Care For Children—Time To Move On” provide clear guidance that high dependency units should be able to provide acute NIV/LTV 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 the 2012 ESPNIC Course of “NIV for Neonates and Children in Acute Settings”.

This course combines on-line theory and clinical hands-on workshops for NIV care. It is recommended that course attendees read “NIV in Pediatrics” by Dr Medina prior to attendance. 

In the workshop, there will be three skill stations (paediatric, infant, and neonates) where techniques and procedures will be shown   in order to learn interface and ventilator choice, setting modalities, parameters and respiratory monitoring. Failure analysis will also be done with interactive clinical cases during skill stations.

Online Phase

The online course can be done independently to the clinical hands-on sessions.

It is not neccesary to attend the clinical hands-on sessions.

Who should attend:

  • Paediatricians and Neonatologists
  • Paediatric Pulmonologists
  • Paediatric Intensivists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses

Endorsed by:

  • 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)

Course Flyer

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