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All you've ever wanted to know about Ventilating children

The course date will be published soon

Indulge in a safe learning environment that will boost your confidence in looking after ventilated patients in the paediatric age group. 

The faculty is more happy to share tips and tricks and equip you with as much know-how as we can!

join us for the first ANZ Paediatric Ventilation course!

Booking will become available soon

Course Limited to 25 spots

The faculty


Prof Andreas Schibler


Andreas is not only my mentor but a longstanding pillar in paediatric ventilation and international, multi-site respiratory research. 

He manages the PIVARES group at Queensland Children's Hospital besides all his other duties.


Dr Simon Erickson

Simon is a Paediatric Intensivist and researcher in Perth.

He is the immediate past-chair of the Paediatric Study Group of ANZICS. His work-related interests are in clinical research (ARDS and Sedation), use of echocardiography in PICU and acute care teaching (PALS, EMAC).

Dr Juerg Burren


As the initiator behind PIVARES this is a dream come true for me!

Let us share the things we know about ventilating kids with each other. 

You can help us get better by feeding back ideas for improvement. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the course! :-)


Kate Leutert, RN, MN

Kate is the lead nurse educator at Westmead's PICU. Besides this she is the president for the NSW/ACT branch of ACCCN. 

She's brings along over 20 years of paediatric critical care experience and is willing to share her wealth of knowledge with you!

Oliver Tegg, RN, NP

Oliver is one of Westmead PICU's Nurse Practitioners and a well established part of the team with more than 20 years of experience

He's a keen and skilled educator and an incredible asset to this course. 

Prepare yourself using all resources on this webpage!

- Check out the physics section

- Then head on to learn about basic aspects of ventilation

- Make yourself comfortable with nomenclature of different modes of ventilation 

- etc...

- You will be given a handout of the Powerpoint-Presentations during the course!

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