What feels like the end is often the beginning…

by Peter Mallett |

“The bottom line is this: Systems that integrate the best of human abilities and technology are the safest for all concerned.” – Captain Sully Sullenberger

And so, we have come to the end of the course! We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed the content in its entirety: the lectures, videos, diagrams and podcasts. We have aimed to supplement this with interactive demonstrations, descriptive anecdotes and clinical experience from our knowledgeable and accomplished multi-professional faculty.

Firstly, we would like to thank you! Thank you all for being motivated to strive to improve your knowledge, and enhance your skills, in a bid to help improve the care of critically unwell children throughout the world.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all lay-people and healthcare professionals, who have contributed in any way to the course design, creation, or successful implementation.

Moreover, an effective and sustainable course cannot succeed without a strong and supportive faculty. To all who have contributed in any way in the first few years, we would like to sincerely thank you for your hard work and commitment.

From a personal point of view, and I know it is one shared with many other members of faculty, it is a privilege to be able to make some form of contribution to this fantastic project.

This course, creatively merges sound clinical learning points seamlessly with modern technology platforms, promoting and enhancing its impact. We would like to thank Helping Hand and all corporate sponsors who have contributed to help make this aspect of the course feasible.

Now, what next for you? Whether you are a Doctor working in a District General Emergency Department or a Paediatric unit, a Paediatric nurse in theatre or a Paramedic who may encounter unwell children in the community, we hope that this course and its broad range of learning material, can help you tailor your own focused learning outcomes, and will promote translation into your own clinical practice.

From here on, we hope that you can draw on your newly-acquired knowledge, skills and behaviour to aid recognition, stabilisation and management of the critically unwell child; And so, this is indeed not the end, just the beginning!

We urge you all to share your new knowledge and skills with your colleagues and friends in the workplace and encourage their development by promoting this project.

Through this sharing of information and resources, we aspire to achieve the goal of truly patient-centred, safety-conscious, high-quality Paediatric clinical care.

Many thanks for being involved and Good luck in your future career.

“Never stop investing in yourself, never stop learning, never stop growing, personally or professionally.” – Captain Sully Sullenberger