Dates: 26 August 2024 to 3 November 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
Register Online: Registration Form

Entry Requirements: Healthcare professionals working either regularly or occasionally 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

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

Please note that places on the course are limited. Apply early as places are allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.

Last date for applications: Friday 31 May 2024

NB. If offered a place, FULL payment is required by 24 July 2024. Failure to make payment by date will result in a loss of your place on the course.

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