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Safer Anaesthesia From Education (Paediatrics Training)

Safer Anaesthesia From Education (Paediatrics Training)

Starting on :07:45 AM 15 June, 2016 Venue:Golf Hotel
Ending on :05:00 PM 09 June, 2016 Max Credits:40
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order


1. Dr. Frank Ntondwe
Nyahururu County Hospital KSA

2. Dr. Mirriam Nabukwangwa
Kisii County Referral Hospital KSA

3. Dr. Mark Gacii
University of Nairobi KNH KSA

4. Dr. Karen Mbaya
Aga Khan Mombasa KSA

5. Dr. Angela Onyando
Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital KSA

6. Dr. Kennedy Momanyi
Kenyatta National Hospital KSA

7. Dr. Lee Ngugi
Kenyatta University KSA

8. Dr. Onorina Mwangi
Thika Level 5 University of Nairobi KSA

9. Dr. Stephen Okelo
Maseno University KSA

10. Dr. Emma Mutio
Mbagathi Hospital KSA

11. Dr. Nancy Okonu
Narok County Hospital KSA

12. Dr. Alan Kochi
Coast General Hospital KSA

13. Dr. Susane Nabulindo
University of Nairobi KNH KSA

14. Dr. Alex Kimani
Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital KSA

15. Dr. Madhusudan Patel
KSA Chairman Mombasa Hospital

16. Dr. Patience Kivungi
Bungoma County Referral Hospital KSA


The aim of the SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course is to provide refresher training for both physician and non-physician anaesthetists in the essentials of paediatric anaesthesia in resource-limited countries. It is not intended as a comprehensive training course in paediatric anaesthesia, but emphasises basic principles of safe care for children, in particular, assessment, vigilance and competence in essential skills.
Access to safe surgery is an important component of paediatric practice in low-income countries. More than 50% of the population is under 14 years of age, and it has been estimated that 85% of children will require some sort of surgery before their 15th birthday. Children require surgery for a range of congenital conditions including hernia repair or cleft lip and palate, acquired conditions of childhood such as appendicitis or intussusception, and for common emergencies such as inhaled foreign body, road traffic accidents or burns. Failure of access to safe and timely surgical intervention for simple surgical conditions can lead to a lifetime of disability, social exclusion or, for some, premature death.
Anaesthetists (whether physician or non-physician) play a key role in the management of children in hospital. They provide anaesthesia care and postoperative pain management for children undergoing surgery, also initial resuscitation and basic critical care for seriously ill children. Anaesthetists have a role in planning and managing resources for safe anaesthesia. Application of well-established principles, particularly with respect to peri-operative care and postoperative pain control, has the potential to relieve unnecessary suffering in millions of children every year.
The SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course is a three-day course addressing the special needs of children who require surgery, and the particular differences between paediatric and adult practice. It has been written by paediatric anaesthetists with relevant experience, and includes sessions on newborn and paediatric life support, pain management, fluid resuscitation, and paediatric trauma management, as well as the common elective and emergency conditions of childhood. There are five brief lectures, with the rest of the course run as modular breakout sessions. The participants are divided into four pre-allocated small groups (ideal is one facilitator to eight participants) and the groups rotate around four sessions for each course module. The course modules are listed on page 12.
The SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course is an ‘off the shelf package’ supported by a facilitator manual, teaching materials and standard operating procedures. It is educationally sound, recognising the specific needs of the adult learner. In keeping with this, it will comprise a range of teaching modalities to include skill sessions, scenarios, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, DVDs, and interactive lectures


It is hoped that the course is clinically relevant and will improve the practice of anaesthesia for children to a safe standard

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