Paediatric BASIC (Basic Assessment & Support In Intensive Care) Course for Nurses

Two-day course consisting of lectures, skill stations and tutorials taught by an Australian & Sri Lankan faculty of Paediatric Intensive Care Specialists, with an emphasis on a practical approach to the management of critically ill children. A certificate will be issued following the successful completion of post-course MCQ assessment.

Topics covered:
Airway Management, Acute Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Haemodynamic Monitoring, Management of Shock, Severe Sepsis, Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases, Transport of Critically Ill Children, Severe Trauma, Neurological Emergencies, Acute Renal Failure, Cardiopulmonary, Resuscitation & Arrhythmias, Nutrition, Sedation and Analgesia

Web address
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Course delivered experienced International Faculty headed by Deborah Pegg PICU Nurse Educator, Dept of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Suitable for:
Senior PICU & NICU nurses

Date and time:
Two days course
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.


Day One 0800 – 1730 hrs
Day Two 0800 – 1730 hrs

Course fees:
The fee includes coffee breaks, lunches, 1 welcome reception and an Instruction Manual given to the participants prior to the commencement of the course.

Cancellation Policy
Participants can withdraw from the course 2 weeks before the course. If you get absent or withdraw within a week, you need to pay additional Rs 1,500.00 for renewal of registration.

Please collect the hard copy of the manual from SLCP new office
No 44/1, Gnanartha Pradeepa Mawatha, Colombo-8 (Opposite Lady Ridgeway Hospital on Maradana Road). Telephone number – 0112683178, 0778872007

Course Preparation:

  • This will teach the basic knowledge and skills to work safely in emergency situations outside the ICU. It is beyond the APLS course. This also includes the basic principles of paediatric ventilation.
  • It is important to read the manual thoroughly before the course.
  • Course Director would send the Pre-course MCQ link a little nearer to the course. The MCQ is mandatory and tests your understanding of the information in the manual.

Candidates are assessed throughout the course so that appropriate feedback can be given. Each participant will be allocated a mentor for the course. A MCQ paper would be given at the end of the course.

Accommodation is available at Cetrac, Battaramulla, at a nominal rate. Please reserve it well in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to contact us
email to or call Coordinator on 0778872007.
Fax number 0112683178; e-mail –; Web site –

For the inquiries please contact Skill course coordinator 077-8872007