Global Pediatric Clinical Skills Week

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Date & Location
Monday, October 23, 2017 9:00 AM - Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 PM   Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


** The "Clinical Core Topics" is FULL. Please email to be added to the wait list. We still have spots available in the Helping Babies Breathe Course (Oct 27). **

Global health as a field is complex, ever-changing and involves a diverse set of skills that spans across disciplines, including: clinical knowledge & skills, advocacy & communication, systems-based knowledge, teaching skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity. Though many health professionals have strong clinical skills as applied in their home settings, they lack the clinical experience and knowledge to successfully apply those skills in a resource-limited setting.

This course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals engaged or planning engagement in pediatric clinical work in low or middle income countries. High-yield clinical topics and skills will be taught using an interactive curriculum of didactics, technical skill sessions, workshops, simulation, and hands-on training.

The simulation workshops are provided in partnership with the BCH Simulator Program (SIMPedsTM). SIMPeds provides state of the art simulation technology and environments that enable these programs the highest degree of realism. SIMPeds innovates rehearsal opportunities by developing curricula, trainers and technology to improve pediatric outcomes. We develop debriefing methodologies and extend simulation to caregivers. Our simulation techniques are applied to facility design and harmonize quality of care within networks of hospitals. SIMPeds engineers create 3D printed patient models and develop novel trainers. For more information about SIMPeds, please visit their website:

  1. Gain evidence-based, setting-specific knowledge in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common illnesses and tropical diseases affecting children in developing countries
  2. Obtain practical suggestions for utilizing local resources for optimal clinical care
  3. Demonstrate an initial organized approach to trauma
  4. Demonstrate the placement of pigtail catheters and surgical thoracostomy tubes
  5. Demonstrate techniques for procedural sedation in resource limited settings
  6. Demonstrate techniques for mitigating the risk of procedural sedation
  7. Describe the principles of pediatric vascular access and practice cannulation techniques
  8. Review strategies to minimize skin injury and promote wound healing
  9. Discuss indications, management & potential complications of pediatric chest tubes in low resource settings
  10. Calculate IV drip rates without an infusion pump & prepare IV admixtures and serial dilutions safely
  11. Identify at least three alternative options for oral and inhalation delivery
  12. Understand both the clinical utility and limitations of the basic applications of point-of-care ultrasound for diseases and conditions common in resource-limited settings
  13. Be proficient in point-of-care ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation
  14. Demonstrate resuscitation techniques for newborns struggling to breathe one minute after birth
  15. Be able to teach newborn resuscitation skills to other providers

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking register button above. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact Lesley Niccolini at to discuss payment. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Boston Children’s office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Fifty-percent (50%) refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.


Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 37 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interests prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.