When a child or young person has one or more wheezy episode, there are various possible causes. The vast majority of paediatric wheeze is caused by bronchiolitis, viral wheeze and asthma.
The antibiotic debate is a big one for several good reasons. One of those reasons is that times have changed and change can be challenging. Antibiotics were used liberally by previous generations of clinicians.
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 […]
Stephen-Andrew Whyte is an advanced clinical practitioner, has an interest in child health and is an all-around educationalist. We are also extremely proud to have the benefit of Stephen’s insight as a member of the Pharmacy in Practice editorial board. I spoke to Stephen recently about his career in paediatric pharmacy, professional coaching, sexism, […]
Things have changed a lot with regards to opioids and children and young people over the past few years. In 2013, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) recommended that codeine should no longer be used under the age of 12 years old. (1) To kick off 2019, The American Academy of […]