Vital Signs – Undertaking and Recording (Paediatrics)
Who is this programme for?
This programme is for senior healthcare assistants working with infants and children in acute or community settings who are required to obtain and record vital signs. The aim is to develop the necessary knowledge and skills required to safely undertake, record and escalate the vital signs of an infant or child.
This programme involves an interactive quiz, theory, identification of the anatomy and physiology, discussion, practical workshops & simulated scenarios.
What participants will get out of the programme?
The opportunity to engage with simulated based education and to learn through active participation to help form new knowledge. There are opportunities to learn from excellence, errors or mistakes. Participants will be supported towards being able to accurately measure, document and escalate the vital signs of infants and children. This standardised approach contributes to aiding recognition of improvement or deterioration of the individual. Participants will have the opportunity to use the regional paediatric early score (PEWS) and to develop ones understanding of how this directly impacts upon escalation and communication. Participants can also develop how to effectively escalate concerns using structured communication.
Reference: Chapman, S.M. and Maconochie, I.K., (2019). Early warning scores in paediatrics: an overview. Archives of disease in childhood, 104(4), pp.395-399.