Anaesthetic Nursing (Children)



To facilitate development of safe and competent anaesthetic assistants in the paediatric perioperative enviorment.

Learning Outcomes

Explain the clinical and safety factors to be considered in preparing a child for theatre, including anaesthesia in remote locations

Explain normal anatomy of the paediatric airway, potential obstruction / difficult intubation, and safe use of emergency manoeuvres and equipment to secure the airway

Explain cardiovascular monitoring, signs of deterioration and appropriate actions

Explain specific and potential care requirements in specialities such as ENT, Cardiac, neurosurgery, burns and maxillo-facial surgery

Explain intraoperative patient care, including safe transfer, positioning, pressure area care, management of temperature and prophylaxis to reduce the risk of complications

Discuss the safe storage and use of routine drugs and fluids in the perioperative environment

Explain and summarise systematic assessment of a child, tools to promote effective communication to the whole team, including family members, and inter / intra hospital transfers


Nurses/Operating Department Practitioners working in theatre environments where paediatric anaesthesia is undertaken.


Ancillary training: e-learning CPD modules through (list will be provided with email confirmation of training place)


Intravenous cannulation; Intravenous medicines; Right Patient, Right Blood; Paediatric Fluid Management; Safeguarding Level 2; Infection Control and ANTT; Manual Handling; Safe Use of Medical Gases; Safe Use of Lasers ; Understanding Consent; Emergency Airway Course Jan 2019(details to be confirmed); MEPA Medical Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthetics (dates to be confirmed); POEMS Positive Outcomes and Experiential Management Strategies 2019 (date to be confirmed); Paediatric Pain Management


Lectures & simulation



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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
5, 13, 23 & 30 November 2018
(8.15 - 17.30 (Day 1) 8.30 - 17.30 (Days 2-4))
Royal Victoria Hospital Margo Duffy
Julie Pollock