IAVANTE, Lideres en Formación y Evaluación Sanitaria

Critical paediatric patient transfer

This course is structured in two different stages. The first is a 15-day module where the students are actively involved on a virtual learning platform (e-learning methodology) followed by a face-to-face learning stage of two full days (morning and afternoon). The objective is to understand the importance and the special and specific features of critical paediatric patient and neonate transport and improving the life expectancy of severely ill children and neonates who are a long distance from hospital or the appropriate level of intensive care. It is intended for paediatric doctors and other specialties in the field of accident and emergency.
Total teaching hours 33.00 (16.00 horas presenciales + 17.00 horas elearning)
Training aims

General objectives

  • To train healthcare personnel involved in the care chain of critical children and neonate inter-hospital transport in the necessary knowledge and skills for patient stabilisation and transport.

Specific objectives

  • To understand the general aspects of critical patient transport in general and that of paediatric and neonatal in particular and especially inter-hospital patient transport.
  • To learn, in critical children, to assess, evaluate, stabilise prior to transport and understand the particularities and complications that may arise in the following critical situations (respiratory distress, cardio circulatory instability, severe neurological impairment and severe trauma).
  • To learn the specifics of early premature neonate transport and to evaluate, stabilise prior to transport and understand the particularities and complications that may appear in the following clinical situations (respiratory distress, severe neurological involvement, cardio circulatory instability and transport of children suffering from congenital heart disease).
  • To learn how to manage the instruments and life support techniques needed to transport critical and neonatal patients (airway and mechanical ventilation, transport incubator, transport monitor, infusion pumps, infusion tubes, pleural drainage, manual and semi-automatic defibrillator).
  • To learn the handling of liquids and drugs in critical children and neonates.
  • To familiarise students with the equipment and the mobile icu.
  • To learn the techniques for mobilisation, immobilisation and transport of critical children and neonates as well as the instruments and the techniques used.
  • To learn in a comprehensive way about the stabilisation and transport of critical children and neonates.
  • Mixed (e-learning and face-to-face)
  • Robotic simulation
Evaluation System
  • Practical exercise
  • Continuous evaluation