How to Manage: Paediatric allergy training PAT 2 - online

This online course will focus on the practical and clinical management of allergy in children and young people. It is the second in a series of three Paediatric allergy training (PAT) courses. The course will be hosted on Zoom.
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The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced, introductory rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.  

RCPCH Member: Consultants - £125
RCPCH Member: Trainees and SAS doctors - £95
Allied Health Professionals and Nurses - £95
Non-RCPCH Members - £150

This course is fully booked

Course overview

Our online Paediatric allergy training series is designed to enhance your knowledge and confidence in managing children with food allergies and their comorbid allergic conditions. To gain the full benefit from this unique series, delegates should begin with PAT 1 and work through to PAT 3. The series will cover increasing complexity in allergy management through PAT 1, 2 and 3.

Excellent course run by experienced and knowledgeable experts in the field of paediatric allergy.

Course description

This PAT 2 course will take you through the practical aspects of recognising and managing paediatric allergy, including nut allergy, pollen food syndrome and the introduction of solid foods in an atopic and non-atopic child. 

We will explore best practice in the dietary management of food allergy (including food ladders), the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis, adrenaline and anaphylaxis, as well as allergic rhinitis. 

The faculty for the PAT series consists of a multi-disciplinary team of expert consultants, senior nursing staff, dietitians and GPs working in allergy care across the UK, who will share real life examples and cases throughout the course to support your learning. 

Friendly team who all have a common aim to deliver best practice to children with allergy.

Pre-course learning

In advance of the online course, you will be required to complete pre-course learning. This should take no more than three hours or so to complete. 

Learning aims and outcomes 

The PAT courses provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage children with complex food allergies and their comorbid allergic conditions. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the guidelines related to the diagnosis of nut allergy and pollen food syndrome
  • Describe approaches to the introduction of solid foods in an atopic and non-atopic child 
  • Interpret specific IgE test results in the light of an allergy focused history
  • Explore the use of sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis in secondary care
  • Describe practical aspects of the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis in children
  • Explore the practical management of the reintroduction of milk and egg in allergic children
  • Discuss the issues related to the prescription of adrenaline auto-injectors in children with severe food allergy
  • Describe how the multi-disciplinary team can contribute to clinical practice.  

Target audience 

PAT 2 is suitable for all professionals seeing children with allergic disease, and particularly paediatricians in general paediatric practice.  

Please note the course is designed for delegates who have already attended the first study day in the series – PAT 1. You need to attend PAT 1 prior to attending PAT 2.

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.

You will be required to download Zoom in order to participate fully in this course.

This course is fully booked