Identifying the sick child Short Course

Identifying the sick child Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day


School of Nursing

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Friday 12th January 2018, 9:30am-4pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Using the ABCDENTT framework to assess children this workshop aims to increase confidence, skills and knowledge for those involved in assessing sick children in a variety of settings.

Who should attend:

Practice Nurses, Qualified Staff working with sick children. 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Angela completed her initial nurse training at Guy's London in 1992 and went on to qualify as a Children's Nurse at Great Ormond St in 1996.

Her nursing background consists of Emergency Nursing in both Adult and Paediatric Emergency Departments as well as experience in the community setting as a School Nurse working in Lambeth. She returned North to Preston in 2001 and has worked at UCLan ever since.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

  • Be able to complete a full assessment of a child to recognise those who are sick, not sick and potentially sick.
  • Be more confident of issues relating to the sick child and be able to spot deterioration and refer to appropriate services according to findings

Industry links & professional accreditation

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Work experience and international opportunities

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Graduate Careers

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Please book online at If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893808

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