Department: Child Health, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
What the attachment offers trainees:
- Training in general paediatric inpatients (recognition and management of sick children, including resuscitation and common practical procedures) through working on the children's ward. Trainees will accept and manage referred children from the emergency department and primary care, working in close liaison with the Paediatric Specialty Registrars and consultants. They will have acute on-call responsibilities, and attend daily consultant or registrar led ward rounds according to the rota. The post-take ward round offers the opportunity to present children admitted the preceding day, and to receive feedback. Ward rounds serve as both clinical as well as learning/teaching experiences.
- Out-patient general and various special interest clinics (seeing new and follow up patients under direct consultant supervision)
- Attending deliveries, neonatal resuscitation, newborn examination and management of babies on post-natal wards + exposure to care of babies on the neonatal unit
- Exposure to procedure and process of assessment of children with potential neglect and non-accidental injuries
- Access to multi-disciplinary team members at Child Development Centre, and attendance at various developmental assessments + of children with disabilities
- Communication skills with children/ of all ages (and their parents/carers), and with medical and non-medical colleagues. Adhoc simulation training.
What teaching is offered: (4 meetings per week)
- Journal meetings and weekly X-Ray meeting with radiologist.
- Child protection meetings
- Case presentations/discussions
- Dedicated Teir 1 level consultant delivered teaching through range of paediatric topics
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