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Assessing faints and funny turns in children

Assessing faints and funny turns in children

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Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hours

Published

January 17, 2014

Updated

January 17, 2014

Programme Description

This article by Dr Pia-Sophie Wool covers the possible differential diagnoses of faints and funny turns in children. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include red flag symptoms for cardiac syncope.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe common non-epileptic paroxysmal events in children
  • Take a thorough history and recognise red flags warranting further investigation
  • Reassure parents
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Sushil Beri
    Consultant paediatric neurologist
    Spire Bushey Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
    London
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Pia-Sophie Wool
    GP
    Worcestershire
    United Kingdom

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