Essential Paediatric Assessment

Paediatric patients account for approximately 10% of the UK ambulance service workload and thus exposure to this patient group can be limited. This course has been developed to provide clinicians with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to undertake an effective paediatric assessment. 



The course will explore aspects of paediatric assessment such as performing a ‘from the door’ assessment, the importance of vital signs, and distraction techniques to allow assessment. It will also cover the key questions in paediatric history and useful resources for clinical decision making.

About the instructor

William Broughton
William Broughton
Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

William Broughton  is currently a Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science at the University of Hertfordshire, teaching on a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and he is also the Trustee Official for Professional Practice at the College of Paramedics. He holds a BSc in Paramedic Science from the University of Hertfordshire, an MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health from Imperial College London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education. Will was a guideline co-author for the 2016 edition of UK Ambulance Clinical Practice Guidelines, is a regular speaker at UK conferences and events and contributes to the content of other published texts. Will continues to work clinically as a Paramedic in a number of settings and his clinical and research interests lie in improving education and clinical outcomes for paediatric patients.

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