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Education and training

For healthcare professionals
A nurse cares for a baby in the children's intensive care unit (PICU).

We provide training for doctors and nurses south of the river Thames who want to develop their skills in caring for critically ill children. 

We host a range of study days and courses at Evelina London and other hospitals. Our consultants and retrieval nurse practitioners can also come to your hospital to deliver a training day tailored to the development needs of you and your team.

Courses and study days

Paediatric Acute Nursing Care (PANC) course

For nurses of all levels who regularly care for critically ill children.

The course takes one year to complete and is CPD-accredited. The dates for each study day on the course are:

  • Tuesday 24 April, 2018 – respiratory
  • Tuesday 15 May, 2018 – respiratory and cardiovascular
  • Tuesday 26 June, 2018 – cardiovascular and sepsis
  • Monday 16 July, 2018 – neurology
  • Monday 24 September, 2018 – gastrointestinal, renal and liver disease
  • Tuesday 9 October, 2018 – metabolic, haematology and oncology

All the study days will take place in the South Wing Lecture Theatre, St Thomas' Hospital.

To register for the course starting in 2018 or to find out more, please email fiona.bickell@gstt.nhs.uk.

Retrieval Nurse Practitioners (RNP) course

For paediatric nurses who want to lead the team responsible for transporting children for intensive care.

The course takes two years to complete and study days are held at Evelina London.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a registered paediatric nurse
  • have a minimum of three years’ experience in a children’s intensive care unit
  • have a minimum of two years’ experience in emergency retrievals.

To register or to find out more, please email shelley.riphagen@gstt.nhs.uk.

Nursing simulation day

For nurses of all levels who regularly care for children.

Our retrieval nurse practitioners will take you through a training session using our specialised simulation equipment and you will also hear from some of the intensive care nurses at Evelina London. 

  • Date: Thursday 5 July 2018
  • Location: SaIL Centre, St Thomas' Hospital
  • Cost: £35

To book visit EventBrite or for more information email karen.starkie@gstt.nhs.uk.

South Thames Retrieval Service study days (for doctors and nurses)

For doctors and nurses who work in paediatrics, anaesthetics, emergency and adult intensive care. 

Our consultants will take you through a training session using our specialised simulator equipment. 

  • Dates:
    • Thursday 21 June 2018
    • Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • Location: SaIL Centre, St Thomas' Hospital
  • Cost: £50 (includes lunch).

To register or to find out more, please email annette.toner@gstt.nhs.uk.

Medical simulator study days (for doctors and nurses)

For nurses and doctors who want a training session tailored to their development needs.

We can come to your hospital with our specialised simulation equipment to provide guidance on a particular paediatric condition.

Conditions covered in recent study days have included:

  • septic shock
  • supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • neurosurgical emergency.

If you would like us to arrange a study day for you and your team or to find out more, please email shelley.riphagen@gstt.nhs.uk.

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