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PAED5007: Paediatric Emergencies

2024 unit information

This unit of study is relevant to trainees in intensive care, paediatric and emergency medicine, and other clinicians providing frontline care to critically ill children. Medically and surgically based clinical scenarios are presented with a focus on the initial management of critically ill children in the emergency department and consideration of preparation for transport. Principles of ongoing management in the intensive care setting will be addressed.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code PAED5007
Academic unit Paediatrics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the approach to the child in a trauma setting.
  • LO2. Familiarise and understand contemporary resuscitation guidelines for different levels of paediatric life support.
  • LO3. Understand the etiological basis, pathophysiology, evaluation and initial management for children and adolescents with altered sensorium.
  • LO4. Understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of acute presentations with cardiorespiratory illness in infants and children and develop a clinical approach to evaluating and managing these children using contemporary guidelines.
  • LO5. Understand the clinical approach, initial evaluation and stabilisation for children with common surgical emergencies.
  • LO6. Understand the approach to the assessment, management and first line investigations for infants and children presenting with a wide spectrum of symptoms leading to a diagnosis of a metabolic disorder.
  • LO7. Understand the approach to assessment, evaluation and stabilisation of children with sepsis including oncology patients.
  • LO8. Understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of childhood presentations with various types of burns and a clinical approach to evaluating and managing these children using contemporary guidelines.

Unit availability

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There are no availabilities for this year.
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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