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Induction course for PICU fellows just started
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Course for using the VLE coming soon
In the last 10 years, education has benefited from a real e-revolution - most schools and universities now have a functioning Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), at the heart of their teaching and e-learning programmes – a virtual ‘shadow’, if you will. A VLE, or learning platform, is an online system that allows teachers to share educational materials with their pupils via the web. Examples include Moodle, WebCT and Blackboard. For a student to be able to access a ‘Virtual’ room as either a duplicate or extension of their physical classroom is a clear advantage for learners and teachers alike. Every educational establishment ought to integrate a VLE into their lessons and allow it to become second nature to learners and educators outside of the classroom. MyPICU is the VLE for the Paediatric Intensive Care of Leeds Children's Hospital. However it is a resource for the Children's Hospital as a whole and we welcome input and use by other departments.
Who we are
The Paediatric Intensive Care service in Leeds is one of the largest in the UK. We provide care for critically ill infants and children who live in West Yorkshire and the Humber, and look after around 900 patients every year.
Most children who need intensive care come to us from other areas within the Leeds Children’s Hospital, or the Emergency Department.
Some children will need to be transferred in to PICU from their local hospital. Most will be brought to us by the Embrace Yorkshire and Humber Infant and Children’s Transport Service.
How to find us
Ward L47, D Floor, Clarendon Wing, Leeds Children’s Hospital
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit - direct line 0113 3927447
PA to Consultant Paediatric Intensivists Natasha Brown - direct line 0113 3923332
What we do
We look after infants and children with a variety of problems such as:
- Congenital heart disease
- Major trauma
- Breathing problems
- Neurological problems
- After chest, abdominal, spinal or airway surgery
- Liver and kidney problems, including transplantation
The Nursing team
We have a team of around 120 nurses working in PICU, many of whom have special interests. Their extended roles include:
- Education and training
- Infection prevention
- Dialysis (kidney support)
- Tracheostomy care
- Medicines and pharmacy
- Family care and bereavement support
- Organ donation