This is one of the most common and difficult calls in general practice, emergency medicine and acute paediatrics: when to treat a child as a lower respiratory tract infection.
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When assessing ill children, it is easy to presume that the problem is an uncomplicated viral infection. Most of the time it is. The odds are severely stacked against a more significant diagnosis to the extent that it is easy to become overly presumptive. This, combined with the fact that a simple and benign illness will share many features with a rare or dangerous illness means that spotting the unusual or harmful diagnosis is very challenging indeed.
This post is in response to a very specific question from a local GP. The question wasn’t about recognising croup or even about the best evidence-based treatment. Recognising croup is fairly straightforward. There is pretty much consensus on the best management of croup.
Simple answer… Make fewer decisions. Recently I was speaking to a GP colleague about the ways to protect oneself from decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is a serious issue for anyone in a high volume, high turnover medical job. He had some great insights into the problem and the solutions. What are the […]
Don’t you love it when someone brands something that you’ve always been doing? Advocacy is nothing new, but by making a big deal of it, we are all prompted to think about how we can do more of it and do it better. Every consultation involving a child or young person will tend […]
This module is designed to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals to understand anti-allergies and anti-inflammatories used in the eyes. Learning objectives Understand the nature of ocular allergies. Learn about the different drugs used to treat ocular allergies. Find out about ocular inflammations. Learn about cataract surgery. Learn about managing […]
This module is designed to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals to understand the various important aspects of the use of the Scottish community pharmacy gluten-free service. Learning objectives Recap about the history of the service. Learn about the uptake of Gluten-free prescriptions. A reminder of the key benefits of the […]
Orion has sponsored this article and has had no editorial input other than to review information for accuracy. In respiratory medicines optimisation, there are many key challenges for clinicians. This video helps you understand what these issues are. The following educational video has the following learning objectives; Gain an insight into the […]