Paediatric Thermal Burns

Offered By

College of Paramedics

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course provided by the College of Paramedics will highlight key priorities in the history taking, examination and treatment of the paediatric population regarding thermal injury. It will guide paramedics in their management of a commonly encountered presentation of burn patients. Emphasis will remain on clinical decision making for the individual scenario, using this session as a tool to enhance patient care and subsequent outcomes. This session is based on JRCALC UK clinical guidelines (AACE and JRCALC 2019), the British Burn Association (BBA) prehospital consensus (Battaloglu 2019) and various other resources focused particularly on the management of paediatrics. They will not be Trust specific and while the information provided is current and evidence-based clinicians are encouraged to adhere to Trust policy.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Recognise concerns around safeguarding alongside red flags for non-accidental injury in paediatric burns

Describe the differences in assessment of burn injury in paediatrics, with particular regard to estimation of % Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) and analgesic requirements

Describe and apply the key benefits of first aid interventions such as cooling the burn, in order to influence patient outcomes

Recognise that paediatric patients vary greatly in age, communication levels, body surface area and weight. Clinicians should consider how this may impact upon the initial management