Paediatrics






Basic science

  1. Anatomical differences in the airway, head, and spinal cord from the adult
  2. Deciduous and permanent dentition
  3. Physiological differences from the adult
  4. Special problems of the premature and ex-premature neonate
  5. Haematological and biochemical changes with age
  6. Modification of drug dosages
  7. Anaesthetic equipment and the differences from adult practice
    1. Calculation of tube sizes, selection of masks and airways
    2. Choice of breathing system
    3. Neonatal equipment and monitoring

Medicine and surgery

  1. Paediatric medical and surgical problems including major congenital abnormalities, congenital heart disease and syndromes e.g. Down’s and their implications for anaesthesia
  2. Anaesthetic problems and management of important congenital anomalies including those requiring surgical correction in the neonatal period:
    1. Tracheooesophageal fistula
    2. Diaphragmatic hernia
    3. Exomphalos
    4. Gastroschisis
    5. Intestinal obstruction
    6. Pyloric stenosis
  3. Upper respiratory tract infections and when to cancel operations

Generic Anaesthesia

  1. Understanding consent in children: the law, research, restraint
  2. Premedication, including local anaesthesia for venepuncture
  3. Starvation and hypoglycaemia
  4. Preoperative assessment and psychological preparation for surgery
  5. IV and gaseous induction of general anaesthesia
  6. Maintenance of physiology: glucose, fluids, temperature
  7. Estimation of blood volume, replacement of fluid loss
  8. Anaesthetic techniques and thermoregulation
  9. Management of acute airway obstruction including:
    1. Croup
    2. Epiglottitis
    3. Foreign Body
  10. Analgesia for children: management of postoperative pain, and nausea and vomiting in childrenincluding
    1. The use of local and regional anaesthetic techniques
    2. Simple analgesics
    3. NSAIDs
    4. Use of opiods (including infusions, PCA and NCA)
    5. Caudal and other simple blocks
  11. Selection, management and monitoring of children for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures carried out under sedation
  12. Strategies and practice for the management of anaesthetic emergencies in children: loss of airway, laryngospasm, failed venous access, suxamethonium apnoea and anaphylaxis including latex allergy.

PICU

  1. Principles of paediatric intensive care: management of the commoner problems, ventilatory and circulatory support, multi-organ failure
  2. Principles of safe transport of critically ill children and babies
  3. Psychological aspects of sick children

CEACCP 2003: DECEMBER
Mary Cardwell and Robert W M Walker
Management of the difficult paediatric airway

CEACCP 2005: APRIL
Steve Roberts and Roger E Thornington
Paediatric bronchoscopy

CEACCP 2003: APRIL
Stephen John Webber and Ian Barker
Paediatric anaesthetic pharmacology

CEACCP 2003: JUNE
Jules E Allt and Charlotte J Howell
Down’s syndrome

CEACCP 2003: JUNE
Kathleen Ann Wilkinson and John Gibson
Anaesthesia for common conditions in infancy

CEACCP 2005: OCTOBER
Hannah King and Peter D Booker
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the neonate

CEACCP 2001: JUNE
D Fell and S Chelliah
Infantile pyloric stenosis

CEACCP 2001: OCTOBER
SMC Gormley and PM Crean
Basic principles of anaesthesia for neonates and infants

CEACCP 2003: OCTOBER
Liam J Brennan and Atul J Prabhu
Paediatric day-case anaesthesia

CEACCP 2006: FEBRUARY
Michael A Entwistle and Davandra Patel
Scoliosis surgery in children

CEACCP 2003: FEBRUARY
Mary Cunliffe
Fluid and electrolyte management in children

CEACCP 2002: APRIL
RF Howard
Pain management in infants: systemic analgesics

CEACCP 2004: OCTOBER
NS Morton
Local and regional anaesthesia in infants

CEACCP 2004: AUGUST
M. R. J. Sury
Paediatric sedation

CEACCP 2004: FEBRUARY
Stephen Playfor
Management of the critically ill child with sepsis

CEACCP 2004: DECEMBER
David Stewart
Paediatric ventilatory support

CEACCP 2002: DECEMBER
Kay C. Hawkins
Transfer of the critically ill child