We have skill sheets and training videos for common emergency care health conditions and procedures. The skill sheets are for nurses and clinicians who work with and care for children in Queensland emergency care departments.

Some videos have been made by partners of QPEC and endorsed for use by the creator/author and the Emergency Care of Children Working Group.

The skill sheets are designed as a guide. Always work within the scope of practice of your role.

Paediatric Emergency Department (ED) basics

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Anatomical differences in paediatrics

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1494.86 KB]

Nursing intervention basics

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 490.89 KB]

Nursing orientation

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 99.37 KB]

Primary survey

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 465.15 KB]

Rapid assessment

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 363.16 KB]

Airway

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Adrenaline (epinephrine) in Anaphylaxis

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 2449.12 KB]

Adrenaline (epinephrine) use in Croup or Stridor

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1043.46 KB]

Airway manoeuvres

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1022.06 KB]

CICO - Cannula Cricothyroidotomy

Watch video

Not applicable

CICO - Scalpel Cricothyroidotomy

Watch video

Not applicable

Endotracheal tube taping (ETT)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 982.33 KB]

Nasopharyngeal airway (NPA)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1539.14 KB]

Nasopharyngeal suctioning

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 2521.47 KB]

Oropharyngeal airway (OPA)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 622.22 KB]

Tracheostomy Securing Device Change Procedure

Watch video 

Not applicable

Tracheostomy Stoma Care Procedure

Watch video

Not applicable

Tracheostomy Suctioning Procedure

Watch video

Not applicable

Tracheostomy Tube Change Procedure

Watch video

Not applicable

Breathing

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 756.61 KB]

Bronchiolitis

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1035.88 KB]

Croup

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 978.4 KB]

Hamilton ventilator

Watch video

Not applicable

Nasal high flow therapy (NHFT)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1853.89 KB]

Neopuff Ventilation

Watch video

Not applicable

Preschool wheeze

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1538.33 KB]

Respiratory assessment

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 809.53 KB]

T-piece ventilation with an anaesthetic bag

Watch video

Not applicable

Circulation

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Accessing a totally implanted venous port device (TIVPD)

Watch the part 1 and part 2 videos

Skill sheet [PDF 690.25 KB]

Adrenaline (epinephrine) in Cardiac Arrest

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1260.98 KB]

Adrenaline (epinephrine) use in Shock

Not applicable

Skill sheet  [PDF 3291.94 KB]

Cardiovascular assessment

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1996.44 KB]

Deaccessing a totally implanted venous port device (TIVPD)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1403.11 KB]

Electrocardiogram (ECG) – child

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 2661.55 KB]

Electrocardiogram (ECG) – neonate and infant

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 2785.5 KB]

Hydration assessment

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 301.06 KB]

Intravenous (IV) fluid bolus

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 245.7 KB]

Intravenous (IV) maintenance fluids

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 309.01 KB]

Nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1802.05 KB]

Obtaining blood samples from a central venous access device (CVAD)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 481.69 KB]

Oral trial of fluids

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 180.92 KB]

Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) Taping

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 893.16 KB]

Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) Care

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 221.19 KB]

Rapid rehydration

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 429.43 KB]

Disability

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Lumbar puncture: Infant holding

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1698.65 KB]

Neurological assessment

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 236.77 KB]

Obtaining a blood glucose level (BGL)

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 669.97 KB]

Obtaining a capillary blood gas sample

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 5909.47 KB]

Pain assessment

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 121.09 KB]

Exposure

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Burns cleansing

Watch Video

Skill sheet [PDF 304.09 KB]

Burns dressing – Acticoat™

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 470.85 KB]

Burns dressing – hands

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 917.92 KB]

Burns dressing – Mepilex® Ag

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 425.56 KB]

Rashes in children

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1435.77 KB]

Family and further investigation

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF)

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 578.45 KB]

Clean catch urine

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 411.14 KB]

Family centred care and communication

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1176.84 KB]

Keeping infants and children safe in hospital

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1172.19 KB]

Observations in infants and children

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 2203.39 KB]

Vomiting Care Pathway & Gastro Pack

Watch video

Not applicable

Medication resources

TopicVideo Skill sheet

Intramuscular (IM) injection

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1139.56 KB]

Intranasal (IN) medication administration

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 2405.98 KB]

Medication resources for paediatrics

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1182.83 KB]

Laceraine ® Application

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 1693.26 KB]

Salbutamol metered-dose inhaler (MDI)

Watch video

Skill sheet [PDF 1090.69 KB]

Sucrose 24%

Not applicable

Skill sheet [PDF 124.21 KB]

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Last updated: July 2024