Simulation Training on Paediatric Meningococcal Disease

Duration: 1 Day
Course Facilitator: Dr Pamela Winton

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Since the introduction of the menC vaccine in the UK, reported cases of meningococcal disease have fallen considerably.

  • As a result, levels of disease experience amongst medical staff have also declined.
  • The disease still exists, and typically follows an extremely rapid progressive course
  • It is therefore essential that staff members retain the ability to recognize and effectively manage cases of meningococcal disease as they present in A&E Departments

Training approach

  • Delegates will have the opportunity to manage 3 realistic scenarios, each simulating a different way that meningococcal sepsis may present.
  • Training will be provided through high fidelity simulation, by consultants with extensive experience in the management of meningococcal sepsis.
  • Informative, non-confrontational debriefing sessions will follow each scenario.

This training has been supported by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited. Attendance at this simulation training will be enhanced by completion of the e-learning course “Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children” developed by the RCPCH and supported by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd:

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