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Events for Healthcare Professionals – Gastro, ICU and HDU

Alder Hey in the ParkAlder Hey is pleased to offer two new courses for professionals working in ICU and HDU, and a networking initiative, “Improving care for children with gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (PGHAN) problems in the North West of England.”

Alder Hey Gastro Days aim to provide a regular forum for clinical updates and an opportunity to liaise with other health professionals in improving the health and well-being of the children and families under our care.

The first Alder Hey Gastro Day will be Friday 19 May 2017, at the Institute in the Park at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

We are keen to establish the Alder Hey gastro education days with members from our local team and colleagues based in the district hospitals in the Northwest, North Wales and Isle of Man to support this initiative.

Alder Hey Gastro Days will be a key activity to further develop our PGHAN network in the North West but also be open to trainee doctors, clinicians and Associate Specialists from throughout the UK. The meeting format will include:

  • Clinical updates
  • Clinical case presentations and discussions with Q&A
  • What’s new in research and research skills
  • Developing shared care protocols and pathways

The day will be structured to maximise opportunities for networking by inviting presentations from colleagues within the region as well as expert speakers.

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the RCPCH CPD guidelines.


Paediatric High Dependency Nursing Course, starting May 2017

  • Accreditation available
  • Part-time, one study day per week for 14 weeks
  • Starting in May 2017
  • Developed by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ideal for children’s nurses working in acute, HDU or critical areas

This new and innovative programme will develop the student into a critical thinker and a mature practitioner who is able to apply evidenced based practice within their clinical area.

With just one study day per week taught at Alder Hey, students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to assess, recognise and manage a deteriorating and critically ill infant or child. Students will identify and critically discuss key indicators of deterioration and critical illness in order to advance their clinical practice in managing such patients.

A variety of stimulating learning methods will be used including; lectures, case based discussions, simulations, practical skills workshops and e-learning.

For more detailed course information or to apply, please contact Alison.Scally@alderhey.nhs.uk or call Alison on 0151 282 4588.


Advanced Management in Paediatric Intensive Care

  • Accreditation available
  • Part-time, one study day per week for 14 weeks
  • Starting in July 2017
  • Developed by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ideal for children’s nurses working intensive care who wish to expand their practice

A new and innovative programme designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of those practitioners working within a paediatric intensive care environment.

With just one study day per week taught at Alder Hey children’s hospital, students will gain the
necessary skills and knowledge to manage critically ill patients in intensive care. Students will learn
how to deliver evidenced based practice in relation to paediatric intensive care and to effectively nurse patients of PIC levels 1-4 with support of the multidisciplinary team.

A variety of stimulating learning methods will be used including; lectures, case based discussions,
simulations, practical skills workshops and e-learning.

For more detailed course information or to apply, please contact Alison.Scally@alderhey.nhs.uk or call Alison on 0151 282 4588.

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