Working groups are formed to address issues that involve more than one section of ESPNIC.

ESPNIC Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Working Group

The aim of the ESPNIC POCUS Working Group is to develop guidelines for the use of point of care ultrasound in the neonatal and paediatric intensive care units, and ultimately promote use of bedside ultrasound in making clinical decisions in the intensive care setting.  The POCUS Working Group will work on developing an expert consensus statement for training and accreditation required to acquire skills in use of bedside ultrasound in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units. 

For more information about the POCUS Working Group, please contact the chairs:

Dr Cecile Tissot

Dr Yogen Singh

ESPNIC Simulation Working Group

The aim of the ESPNIC Simulation Working Group is to advance paediatric and neonatal critical care training and education based on simulation technologies. Simulation-based medical education can be a platform which provides a valuable tool in learning to  improve clinical performance, patient safety, and outcomes. One of the aims of this group is to promote a simulation based educational program and work on developing a European consensus statement for training and accreditation required to become a simulation instructor for neonatal and paediatric critical care area. 

For more information about the Simulation Working Group, please contact the chairs:

Dr Anna Zanin

Dr Gilles Jourdain

PICU Oncology Kids in Europe Research group (POKER).

POKER, the PICU Oncology Kids in Europe Research group, is a working group of ESPNIC. Our ultimate goal is to improve the care and health outcomes of critically ill pediatric cancer patients. As a first step, POKER aims to obtain consensus in determining the top research priorities and core outcome measures in the field of pediatric cancer patients at the PICU for the next 10 years.

For more information about the POKER Working Group, please contact the chairs:

Dr Roelie W√∂sten-van Asperen 

Dr Joe Brierley