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Management of acute cough in children


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource provides a practical guide to the common causes of childhood cough and management of symptoms. Key learning points for general practice nurses include investigation of the treatment options, and how to recognise serious underlying pathology.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Identify common causes of childhood cough
  • Understand when to treat
  • Reassure parents about the aetiology of the illness
  • Distinguish between viral acute cough and more serious conditions
  • Consider which patients require referral for X-ray

AUTHOR

Dr Atul Gupta, Consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine, King’s College Hospital

London

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This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.