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Paediatric ENT Skills Course

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.



“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.