Dates: 26 February 2024 to 5 May 2024
Venue: Fully online with VULA (UCT's E- Learning Platform)
Time: 10 week course consisting of a range of teaching and learning activities, requiring approximately 3-4 hours weekly.

All activities completed in your own time, ensuring maximum flexibility. Requirement to submit a weekly assignment for feedback.

Course fee is R 4 900 per person
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Entry Requirements: Healthcare professionals working either regularly or occasionallym caring for children with a tracheostomy

This course aims to introduce healthcare professionals caring for children with tracheostomy, to essential knowledge and skills. An assessment of clinical skills competence in the participants clinical setting is recommended.

The course is run by the Harry Crossley Children’s Nursing Development Unit in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town.

Course Content:

  • An introduction to nursing children with tracheostomy
  • Regul8 - A framework to guide nursing care
  • Engaged Mother Child Interaction
  • The what, when and how of tracheostomies
  • Vitals signs
  • Pain assessment and management
  • Process of care - Pre-op and immediately post-op
  • Day to day  care of a child in hospital with a tracheostomy
  • Empowering the principle caregiver
  • Long-term care of a child with a tracheostomy

Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have completed and submitted all learning activities and assignments to an adequate standard.

For more information: please see Children's Nursing Development Unit website
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Limited number of African Paediatric Fellowship Bursaries available. To apply for bursary click here

Registration Deadline: 

Please note that places on the course are limited. Your application will be subject to a selection process, and you will be informed of the outcome of your application.

Only participants registered for the course will be eligible to attend. Limited space available