Paediatric Surgery - elearning for healthcare
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  • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

About the Paediatric Surgery programme

This project aims to provide an overview of paediatric surgery to healthcare professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary care involved in the surgical care of children.  The 32 sessions across three modules cover a broad range of topics and are presented in a structured and interactive manner designed to focus the learner on key objectives within each subject.

Benefits of Paediatric Surgery Programme

  • Paediatric nurses talk about their experience of using the elearning sessions.

  • Paediatric trainees talk about their experience of using the elearning sessions.

Paediatric Surgery modules

Module 1 – Introduction to Paediatric Surgery

  • Module 1 covers acute and non-urgent surgical conditions commonly seen in children and is designed towards the primary care clinician or practice nurse.

Module 2 – General Surgery of Childhood

  • Module 2 is aimed at surgeons and nursing professionals involved in the general surgery of childhood. Topics range from consent and basic fluid management to the routine surgical conditions seen such as foreskin pathology and undescended testes.

Module 3 – Specialist Paediatric Surgery

  • Module 3 aims to provide paediatric surgeons and clinical nurse specialists with a broad understanding of specialist paediatric surgery. Topics covered range from anatomical and physiological differences seen in newborns and children to key index conditions such as atresias, congenital anorectal anomalies and pelviureteric junction obstruction.

Meet the team

  • Tony Lander

    Anthony Lander

    Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Original Editor/Author
  • Simon Clarke

    Simon Clarke

    Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead/Module Editor
  • elfh-staff-Neha-Baj-learning-profile

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Paul Leach

    Paul Leach

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Paula Casey

    Paula Casey

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

Review team

  • Amulya Saxena – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • May Bisharat – Post CCT fellow Urology
  • Nisha Rahman – Consultant Paediatric Urologist
  • William Sherwood – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Eleri Cusick – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Nicholas Alexander – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Clare Rees – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Adil Aslam – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Original authors

  • Anthony Lander – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Max Pachl – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Evelyn Ong – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Helen Williams – Paediatric Radiologist
  • Girish Jawaheer – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

How to access

In order to access the Paediatric Surgery programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Paediatric Surgery programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Paediatric Surgery programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Paediatric Surgery programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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