Training at RCA

Our 2019 training schedule is available.

Make your online booking today!

RCA conducts CDP-accredited training thoughout the year on all of our products.

Guest speakers are invited from time to time, based on delegate feedback or specific requests.  Specific training sessions can be arranged to meet your or your hospital’s particular needs – don’t hesitate to contact us in this regard.

Workshops are held in the RCA Training Centre, situated in our offices in Kya Sands Business Park in Randburg.  We offer an informative and enjoyable day beginning with a theoretical session using a big screen presentation, with every effort being made to ensure that the theory is evidence based.

Following lunch on the patio, a practical session with actual machines and real-life scenarios based on case studies kicks off with all participants having the chance to set up or trouble shoot the products – hands-on has never been clearer. Doctors benefit from this session more than most as they have the opportunity to work with products from set up to go, including calibrating when necessary. Something they do not often have the opportunity to do in the NICU / ICU setting such as High Frequency Oscillatory and CPAP ventilator support.

Following the practical session, there is an opportunity to engage in question and answer time with the specialists, which is always an interesting and sometimes a very lively session.



In this training, Liesl discuss the following topics:

  • Neonatal Ventilation - Do's and Don'ts, background info, quizzes, step by step instruction

  • The CareFusion Avea ventilator - understanding the equipment, using it correctly, step by step instruction

  • Hands on training to work with all RCA-supplied Neonatal Ventilation equipment.



All courses cost R 200 per person or are free of charge when you are attending the course with a RCA Voucher. Lunch is included in the price. 

Registration is between 08:30 and 09:00 on the day of the training with the training starting at 09:00 sharp.

Lunch is served on our patio and the day will end at around 15:30. 



In this training, Liesl will discuss the following topics:

  • Paediatric Assessment

  • Basic Arterial Blood Gas Overview

  • Humidification

  • Paediatric Oxygen Delivery Methods

  • Mechanical Ventilation: Airway Hygiene, Complications, Lung Protective Strategies, Ventilator Settings and Modes

  • Advanced Manoeuvres: Trans-Oesophageal Pressure Monitoring, Volumetic Capnography

  • Hands-on practical session



During this training, Dennis will discuss the following topics:

  • Vela Orientation on Knobology

  • Ventilation Physiology

  • Advanced functions

  • Hands-on training



During this training, Liesl will discuss the following topics:

  • What is CPAP

  • Active Humidification

  • Neutral Thermal Environment

  • SiPAP and Application

  • Hands-on practical session


During this workshop, Liesl will discuss the following:

  • High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation

  • Neonatal Strategies and Indications for Use

  • Hands-on practical session



Most training takes place in the auditorium at the Johannesburg office in the Kya Sands Office Park in Kya Sand.



“Thank you, I just realise that there is always more to learn about things we use daily and think we know”

“As a newly qualified nurse, the training was very informative and an eye opener”

“The training is excellent and candidates are given enough time to practice”

“I always find these workshops highly informative and always leave here motivated and inspired to be a better neonatal nurse”

“Lecture well executed and inspirational – keep up the good work”

“As a midwife much needed information was given, making me more cautious at delivery e.g. meconium aspiration”

“There is extensive knowledge and passion about the products.  Everything is explained so well”


“Encourage all and any doctor to attend!”


To book your spot in the next training, or should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us:

Liesl Wessels is responsible for all the Training bookings and registration.


Register by SMSFirst word TRAINING, then SURNAME, name of HOSPITAL and DATE OF TRAINING to +27 76 320 7503

Our 2019 training schedule is available.

Make your online booking today!

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