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Management of acute cough in children

Management of acute cough in children

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

March 31, 2016

Updated

June 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Atul Gupta provides a practical guide to the common causes of childhood cough and management of symptoms. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include investigation of the treatment options, and how to recognise serious underlying pathology.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals 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
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Atul Gupta
    Consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine
    King’s College Hospital
    London
    UK
    atul.gupta@kcl.ac.uk

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credit (0.5 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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