Respiratory assessment of the sick child

Respiratory assessment of the sick child

This workshop, will help to develop the nurse’s knowledge, critical thinking and skills in relation to assessing, recognising and responding to the acutely ill child or young person.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Full time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Monday 13 May 2019 - 09:00-16:00 or Monday 20 May 2019 - 09:00-16:00

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

Nurses working in the acute settings which cares for children.

Maximum number of participants: 8-10

Course Content

Course Outline:
This workshop, will help to develop the nurse’s knowledge, critical thinking and skills in relation to assessing, recognising and responding to the acutely ill child or young person. In the morning, there will be theory classroom sessions and in the afternoon, it will be simulation, using scenarios.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise


Martin Earley (Senior Lecturer, children’s nursing)
Martin’s teaching and learning interest centres around High Dependency and Intensive Care nursing, and the clinical intervention/skills within children’s nursing. He has a particular interest in children's resuscitation, which he incorporates into his teaching sessions where possible.

David Foster (Lecturer, children’s nursing)
David is a Lecturer in Children’s Nursing and teaches on the pre-registration nursing course. David has mainly worked in Paediatric Critical Care but also has experience working in Specialist Cardiac Services.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Describe the ‘normal’ respiratory anatomy and physiology of the child
- Explain the pathophysiology of a child in respiratory distress
- Demonstrate a structured respiratory clinical assessment of a child

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

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


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

For further information please contact:

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400