Cardiac ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support Section
Cardiovascular Dynamics Section
Infection, Systemic Inflammation & Sepsis Section
The aim of the Infection, Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis section is to facilitate research and organize education to improve outcome in treatment and prevention of critically ill children and neonates with infection, systemic inflammation and sepsis.
Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition Section
The aim of the Metabolism, endocrinology, and nutrition section is to provide the optimal nutritional and metabolic support to ensure the best short- and long-term outcome for every critically ill child. We need to elucidate the causes and consequences of metabolic and nutritional changes in critically ill children. This will pave the way forward to individualized nutrition and treatment in the right modality at the right time of the disease course.
Neonatal Critical Care
The aim of the Neonatal Critical Care Section is to promote best evidence-based practice, advocate for infants and their families and improve neonatal outcomes; building national and international collaboration platforms to enhance clinical effectiveness across Europe and beyond.
We are working in conjunctions with Neonatal Nursing Care Section and the other ESPNIC sections.
We are aspiring to create a robust platform with holistic approach to support neonatal professionals, vulnerable patients and their families, Incorporating as many as possible professionals working in neonatal critical care from most of the European Countries, in collaboration with the Local-National Societies of Neonatology and Neonatal Nurses in Europe.
In summary, our aim is to address many aspects of medical and nursing care for newborn babies, focus on:
- Clinical education,
- Neonatal guidelines,
- Neonatal research,
- Family integrated care,
- Digital healthcare and
- Quality improvement projects.
Chair: Manuel Sánchez-Luna
Deputy Chair: Izabela Andrzejewska
All members are invited to join, please email the ESPNIC membership services at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your section membership.
Neuro Critical Care Section
The aim of the Neuro Critical Care Section is to bring together researchers, clinicians & educators in the field of paediatric neuro-critical care from across Europe to improve our understanding of the injuries and diseases that affect the brain. We aim to advance diagnostic skills, monitoring techniques and therapeutic management of these conditions within paediatric and neonatal critical care, to improve the neurodevelopmental outcomes of the infants and children we care for.
Nursing Science Section
The aim of the Nursing Science section is to provide a European forum for clinical nurses, researchers and Nurse Scientists to generate evidence in order to advance practice in the care for critically ill children and neonates. We aim to a create a climate to nurture the collaboration, development, delivery and implementation of nursing research into paediatric critical care across Europe that has a demonstrable impact on the experience, outcomes and lives of children and their families.
The aim of the Paediatric and Neonatal nursing section is to bring clinical PICU and NICU nurses from across Europe together. This is a forum for members to share experiences in daily practices, discuss clinical uncertainties, review education about PICU and NICU and discuss the impact of research on daily practice. Education is a really important part of our section and we are committed to developing and raising minimal educational standards for PICU and NICU nurses, to improve the quality of care for critically ill children and neonates across Europe. There is some fantastic research taking place by nursing and allied health professionals and we work closely with the Nursing Science section to help implement research results and evidence into daily practice. This helps ensure that our members have access to the best evidence surrounding PICU and NICU care and our patients and families receive the best care possible.
The aim of the Pharmacology section is to enhance the level of evidence based pharmacotherapy in critically ill newborns and children, to provide the scientific community a forum for discussions around innovative trial designs appropriate for the PICU environment, and be a leader in postgraduate education in the area of pharmacotherapy.
Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Long Term Outcomes Section
The aim of the Quality improvement, patient safety, and long term outcomes section is to improve individual care during and after PICU admission and provide a basis for outcome research, intervention studies and follow-up after trials performed in the PICU.
Respiratory Failure Section
The aim of the Respiratory Failure section is to improve the acute and long-term outcome of the critically ill child by promoting, encouraging and performing education and scientific research related to all aspects of acute respiratory failure in children, including pathophysiology, diagnostics, and treatment.
The aim of the Resuscitation Section is to collate, promote and disseminate best practices in the identification of the deteriorating child and management of the child and infant in cardiorespiratory arrest to optimise outcomes. This will include a focus on education and training of providers in quality improvement CPR programmes.
Mechanical Ventilation - Non ESPNIC Members
Please note that this course requires a paid subscription in order to access the materials. To get started, click on 'Select payment type' below and follow the instructions to complete your purchase and enroll in the course
The course will be available as fully self-paced online from 17 April - 17 July 2023. During this time you will have access to the lecture recordings and the final assessment and can complete these at your own pace in your own time. Estimated time required to complete the course, including final assessment, is 40 hours.
The Mechanical Ventilation Course has been developed by the members of the ESPNIC Respiratory Failure Section. In over 40 sessions, the basics of paediatric mechanical ventilation will be discussed. Because mechanical ventilation is one of the most common interventions in the paediatric intensive care unit, this course is very relevant for all staff involved in the care of the critically ill child.
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Conventional Modes
- Part 3: Other Modes
- Part 4: Ventilation in Different Scenarios
- Part 5: Assessment and Further Steps
- Part 6: Liberation from MV
- Part 7: Complementary Treatments
This course is composed of 4 elements:
Video lectures with accompanying PDF of the presentation slides
Short multiple-choice assessment after each lecture
Final assessment with multiple-choice questions about the lecture content
Post-course evaluation survey
The course materials are hosted on the ESPNIC Education portal. Access to the course will be limited to the course period, which runs from 17 April 2023 to 17 July 2023. After 17 July 2023, the course will be closed, and it will no longer be possible to access the course materials or take the final assessment.