Dr Helen Goodyear describes the diagnosis and management of four common skin conditions affecting young children: atopic eczema, impetigo, hand, foot and mouth disease and measles and morbilliform rashes.
After taking this activity, GPs and other healthcare professionals should be better able to:
Identify and diagnose common skin diseases affecting young children
Be aware of differential diagnoses of common conditions
Manage common childhood skin infections
Be aware of complications and secondary infections associated with such conditions
Activity author Dr Helen Goodyear Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric dermatology Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust West Midlands UK
Test author Dr Ravi Ramanathan GP London UK
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.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A computer with an internet connection
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required