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Paediatric pertussis: clinical review


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INTRODUCTION

This module covers the management of pertussis (whooping cough) including the epidemiology, making the diagnosis and complications. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include suitable investigations, differential diagnoses and prognosis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module the general practice nurse should be better able to:

  • Explain the epidemiology of pertussis
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation of pertussis
  • List the complications of pertussis
  • Know the vaccination schedule for pertussis

AUTHOR

Dr Scott Hackett, Consultant in paediatric allergy, immunology and infectious diseases, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

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.