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Paediatric pertussis: clinical review

Paediatric pertussis: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

January 30, 2013

Updated

October 13, 2016

Programme Description

In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Scott Hackett 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.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity healthcare professionals 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
  • Authors

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

    Exam author
    Dr R Thakkar
    General Practitioner
    Wooburn
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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