We believe there is nothing more rewarding than helping save the life of a child. If you agree, why not learn more about our training programs and be part of an organization that is truly making a difference.

Pediatric ICU

The pediatric intensive care training program includes the following components:

  • Assessment and treatment according to ABC priorities and the multidisciplinary approach.
  • Hands-on experience in canulation of airway, central venous access and arterial access and other life saving procedures.
  • Daily management of critically ill children with variety of problems.
  • Principles of mechanical ventilation and physiological basis of respiratory failure.
  • Principles of cardiac and respiratory monitoring.
  • Principles of myocardial support, pharmacological and surgical, in variety of surgical and non surgical conditions.
  • Understanding and participating in ECMO management.
  • Understanding principles of shock therapy.
  • Participating in treatment of neurological problems (trauma and non trauma).
  • Understanding sedation and analgesia principles and participating in conscious sedation.
  • Practicing infection control practice.
  • Participation in quality assurance committee.
  • Rotations in anesthesia, adult intensive care and pulmonary medicine/cardiology.
  • Weekly clinical and academic meetings: pre-operative cardiology and CT surgery meetings, radiology rounds, Pediatric Club, pulmonary medicine – Critical Care Journal Club, participation and presentation at the Israeli pediatric intensive care meetings.


The anesthesia training program includes the following components:

  • Practical skills in pediatric cardiac care including intubations, use of invasive monitoring, transoesopageal echocardiography etc.
  • Theoretical skills related to pediatric cardiac anesthesia including frontal lectures and case presentations.
  • Participation in emergency cases. 
  • Clinical departmental meetings including preoperative multidisciplinary discussions, departmental lectures and journal clubs.
  • Rotation in pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric cardiac unit and cardiac catheterizations.

Cardiac Surgery

The cardiac surgery training program includes the following components:

  • Participating in daily department rounds. 
  • Participating in all the department’s academic activities. 
  • Participating in pediatric and adult cardiac surgery. 
  • Learning the basics of echocardiography and transoesopageal. 
  • Participating in the post operative care of the patients in the intensive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Learning all the diverse congenital anomalies and planning the treatment.

Pediatric Cardiology

The pediatric cardiology training program includes the following components:

  • Clinical evaluation of patients, including heart patients, clinical work, preparation of patients for cardiac catheterizations and heart surgeries, follow-up of patients in the immediate post-operative stage in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and treatment of patients in the pediatric cardiac unit until discharge.
  • Echocardiography, including performance and interpretation of echo Doppler studies and theoretical studies and instructed training.
  • Stress tests and evaluation of arrhythmia.
  • Catheterizations – cardiac, diagnostic and therapeutic catheterizations for children – performance and interpretation.
  • Clinical departmental meetings including preoperative multidisciplinary discussions, departmental lectures and journal clubs.
  • Rotation in cardio-thoracic surgical department and in adult cardiology.
  • Cardiac life-saving procedures in children such as a trial balloon septostomy, pleural and pericardial top – mastering and performance.

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