Global Pediatric Clinical Skills Week

Continuing Education // Boston

Boston Children's Hospital


Oct 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017


Global health as a field is complex, ever-changing and involves a diverse set of skills that spans across disciplines, including: clinical knowledge & skills, communication & advocacy, systems-based knowledge, teaching skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and cultural sensitivity. Though many health professionals have strong clinical skills as applied in their home settings, they lack the clinical experience and knowledge to successfully apply those skills in a resource-limited setting. This course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals engaged or planning engagement in pediatric clinical work in low or middle income countries. High-yield clinical topics and skills will be taught using an interactive curriculum of didactics, technical skill sessions, workshops, simulation and hands-on training.

Learners may select one or a combination of the following three courses:

  • Oct. 23–24 | Mon & Tues | Clinical Core Topics in Global Health
    This two-day course is a combination of didactic and case-based teaching, and hands-on skills workshops. Our multidisciplinary faculty will present evidence-based guidelines for the management of common illnesses and tropical diseases affecting children in developing countries. A series of workshops will provide learners with the opportunity to gain practical skills training using case-based simulations & hands-on skills stations.
    Acute Malnutrition • Acute Respiratory Infections • Climate Change • Dengue Fever • HIV • IMCI • Malaria • Newborn Care • Parasites • Tuberculosis • Trauma & Emergencies • Sedation • Lines, Tubes & Wounds • Medication Safety
  • Oct. 25–26 | Wed & Thu | Ultrasound Course
    This interactive two-day course will provide the foundation for integration of ultrasound into clinical practice with a focus on use in resource limited settings. The course provides an overview of basic ultrasound physics, machine use, and a review of point-of-care ultrasound applications. Each lecture will be reinforced by practical hands-on skills sessions with adult & pediatric models, allowing learners to develop comfort with scanning basics and recognition of anatomy.
    Machine Basics & Image Acquisition • Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) • Cardiac, Soft Tissue & Musculoskeletal • Abdomen & Vascular Access • Lung, Renal & Bladder
  • Oct. 27 | Fri | Helping Babies Breathe™ Master Trainer Course
    Helping Babies Breathe is an evidence-based curriculum using the train-the-trainer model to teach neonatal resuscitation in resource limited areas. The “Golden Minute” is the key concept of HBB. It implies that by one minute of age, the newborn baby should start breathing on his or her own, or should be ventilated with a bag and a mask. The course methodology focuses on hands-on practice using a simulator mannequin.
    Preparation for Birth • Routine Care • The Golden Minute • Bag & Mask Ventilation • Adult Learning Principles • Implementation of HBB • Localization & Adaptation • Monitoring & Evaluation

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