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125590 - How to Treat quiz: Fever in a child - Part 1: A general approach

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How to Treat quiz: Fever in children part 1: a general approach

Relevance to General Practice

Fever in childhood is common and encompasses a spectrum of conditions from the trivial to the life-threatening. Recognising serious causes can be difficult, but a structured and consistent approach to history, examination and investigation — as well as serial review — can bring clarity to this otherwise tricky area. Viral infections are especially common and often occur ‘back to back’ in early childhood. Empirical antibiotics should be avoided in the absence of a specific focal bacterial infection. Supportive care — especially attention to hydration and work of breathing — is essential in every febrile child. GPs play a critical role in educating parents on how to care for an unwell child, when to seek further help, and in encouraging routine immunisation.

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this education participants will be able to discuss the definition and epidemiology of childhood fever.
  • On completion of this education participants will be able to explain the aetiology of childhood fever.
  • On completion of this education participants will be able to describe the clinical approach, investigation and management of simple childhood fever.
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    Title
    125590 - How to Treat quiz: Fever in a child - Part 1: A general approach
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    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    01-Apr-2018
    End Date
    13-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
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