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Paediatric ENT Skills Course - PESC

About PESC

This course is aimed at all ENT Consultants and SAS doctors in non-specialist or specialist hospitals who are based in the UK and are members of ENT UK. It provides a high quality educational opportunity for ENT surgeons to enhance their capacity and confidence in the management of acute paediatric airway emergencies.

This course is offered for an administrative fee only as ENT UK recognises the importance of refreshing these essential skills for all surgeons.

The Paediatric ENT Skills Course aims to provide the inter-professional team working framework for the refreshment of the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes to manage paediatric airway emergencies and improve paediatric patient care.

The educational material is evidence based, peer reviewed and aligned to the Royal College of Surgeons ENT continued professional development framework. This course has been awarded 9 CPD points for attendance of the day.


Testimonials

“Techniques for intubating 6 month old with severe biphasic stridor, as described by the team, worked perfectly under quite stressful anaesthetic circumstances. The…(PESC).. course undoubtedly facilitated this approach.”

Bristol 2016 - this was the best study day that I have attended in 32 years of medical practice Many thanks to all involved, who without exception really put everything into making this a worthwhile day. Very well done.

The course has a blended learning approach using interactive e-learning, key point presentations, round-table discussions, paediatric bronchoscope part-task trainers and high fidelity immersive simulations with reflective debriefing.  Blended Learning combines learning undertaken in face-to-face sessions with interactive e-learning & web-based opportunities. 


Brief guide for Course Organisers

The following information gives a brief explanation on what is required in order to deliver the Paediatric ENT Skills Course in order to ensure consistency in quality, format and content. There is a maximum of 16 delegates for each course with a minimum of 12 facilitators.

If you feel that you can meet these requirements then please complete our expression of interest form and we will send you the detailed, step by step course delivery guide.

A named course organiser (point of contact for ENT UK with regards to planning and administrative progress)

Sufficient leads and facilitators to deliver the course with the specific skill set:

  • Local Course Lead who must be an ENT Consultant and an Anaesthetist, both of whom have attended a course previously as an observer or are members of the faculty
  • Paediatric Anaesthetic Consultants (at least 6 are needed)
  • Paediatric ENT Consultants (6-8 needed)
  • At least 50 % of facilitators must have delivered before  and others should have previously attended the course or similar e.g. APLS
  • A total of at least 6 rooms which will include 4 simulation bays, 4 small rooms for round table discussions and a lecture hall, all with audio visual

Access to all simulation equipment (computerized babies/mannequins and bronchoscopy sets will possibly be available from STORZ when a date is confirmed)

  • Optional dates to accommodate the availability of the facilitator and venue requirements from 9.00am till 5.00pm
  • Local accommodation for out-of-region facilitators and pre-course dinner for all facilitators to discuss details of course delivery on the evening prior to the course
  • Food and refreshments for delegates
  • Access to sponsorship to cover the cost of some/all of the above

There is a very small fund which can enable travel/hotel expenses to be paid from ENT UK to those facilitators travelling from out of the region.

Responsibilities of the Course Organiser –

  • All the aspects of the management, organisation (including venue, food and refreshments), local marketing and secure sponsorship
  • Liaise with ENT UK regarding faculty, budget costs and course materials

Responsibilities of the ENT UK Team –

  • Ensure copies of course materials and PowerPoint presentations are available for your event
  • Collate names and data supplied by the on-line registration system
  • Provide a Certificate of Attendance for all delegates who have attended a course
  • Send post course questionnaire
  • Reimburse expenses for out-of-region facilitators

Please email Janet@entuk.org for a form.

 

Brief guide for Facilitators

Each Paediatric ENT Skills Course requires a total of 12 facilitators. At least 50% of facilitators must have delivered before and others should have previously attended the course or similar e.g. APLS.

Each course requires:

  • Local Course Lead and Anaesthetist who have attended a course previously as an observer or are members of the faculty
  • Paediatric anaesthetic consultants (at least 6 are needed)
  • Paediatric ENT consultants (6-8 needed)

The facilitators will be required to use a variety of learning approaches to deliver the course including interactive e-learning, key point presentations, round-table discussions, paediatric bronchoscope part-task trainers and high fidelity immersive simulations with reflective debriefing.  Blended Learning combines learning undertaken in face-to-face sessions with interactive e-learning & web-based opportunities.

The key point presentations focus upon human factors related to the care of paediatric ENT patients and a comprehensive overview of the pathology of paediatric airway obstructions.

The roundtable discussions provide an interactive small group format for the exploration and refreshment of paediatric emergency knowledge with experts in paediatric anaesthesia.

The simulations and peer-to-peer debriefing techniques utilised throughout the course aim to provide a safe but challenging educational modality focussing upon experiential learning, deliberate practice and self- reflection.

ENT UK are building a database of facilitators who will form the faculty who can assist on future paediatric ENT skills courses.

In order to maintain the high standards for delivery of the course, all new faculty will be assessed. This will be in the form of observation whilst facilitating on a course and feedback from participants and other faculty.

If you are already an instructor on an ALSG course (ALS, APLS etc.) then you would be exempt from this process and can be directly registered on the database once familiar with the course material. This is due to the fact that you will have partaken in the generic instructors’ course (GIC) course and will be revalidated every 4 years. However the feedback from participants and other faculty will still be gathered and noted for your development.

At the end of the course you will either be recommended for further development whereby you may instruct on further courses under the guidance of more experienced faculty, or be recommended as an independent instructor.

If you feel that you would be interested in joining the faculty as a facilitator on the Paediatric ENT Skills Course please contact Janet@entuk.org for further details.

 

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Brief guide for participants

The Paediatric ENT Skills Course has been developed to enhance paediatric emergency care by refreshing knowledge, practising skills and reviewing behaviours and attitudes in terms of:

  • Understanding human factors in the emergency setting
  • Understanding the pathology of paediatric airway obstruction
  • Understanding the important factors involved in inter-hospital transfer
  • Recognising the seriously ill child
  • Understanding the management of paediatric airway obstruction
  • Understanding the management of paediatric haemorrhagic shock
  • Understanding of indications and surgical technique of paediatric tracheostomy
  • ​Paediatric Bronchoscopy and removal of foreign bodies
  • Clinical management of paediatric airway obstruction
  • Clinical management of haemorrhagic shock
  • Clinical management of post-tracheostomy complications

The pre-course material focuses upon human factors, non-technical skills and crises resource management. The human factors learning package has been specifically designed to highlight key points in the dynamic management of difficult and challenging cases by individuals or teams. There is a focus on medical error, cognition / thought processing and behaviours. The themes developed in the on-line learning are re-visited throughout the course.

The key point presentations focus upon human factors related to the care of paediatric ENT patients and a comprehensive overview of the pathology of paediatric airway obstructions. The roundtable discussions provide an interactive small group format for the exploration and refreshment of paediatric emergency knowledge with experts in paediatric anaesthesia.

The simulations and peer-to-peer debriefing techniques utilised throughout the course aim to provide a safe but challenging educational modality focusing upon experiential learning and self-reflection.

In order to qualify for a place on this course you will need to be an ENT Consultant or SAS doctor, practising in the UK and a member of ENT UK.

If you meet the criteria and wish to register for a course please do so below:

Register on a PESC Course