Paediatric Nursing: It's as easy as ABCd Part 1 and 2

Course Description

Convened by Nicole Mangion

Paediatric Nursing: It’s as easy as ABCd is designed to enhance the healthcare workers ability to recognise and treat a clinically deteriorating child.  The program will focus on the differences between the adult and paediatric patient, signs of deterioration and subsequent management.

The course is a two-day interactive program utilising medium and high-fidelity simulation and using real life scenarios.

Maximum of 12 participants.

Who should attend?

providing acute care to children in a non-paediatric tertiary hospital setting in a limited capacity.
interested in paediatric nursing who do not currently work within this field are also encouraged to attend.

Training locations

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Kids Simulation Australia

Kim Oates Australian Paediatric Simulation Centre

Hainsworth Street, Westmead, NSW 2145


Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Kids Simulation Australia

Les White Clinical Education Centre

Level 4, Southwest Wing, High Street, Randwick, NSW 2031

Learning outcomes

Confidently discuss

physiological differences of children as opposed to adults.



knowledge of paediatric medication and intravenous fluids.

Confidently detect

signs of clinical deterioration and apply appropriate management in a paediatric patient.


the differences associated with Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support and how this differs from Paediatric Life Support.


the uses and administration of various resuscitation medications.


within a safe simulated learning environment.


skills in effective team leadership, team work and communication during emergencies.

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