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186916 - Online module: Spot the signs of Cow's Milk Allergy

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This comprehensive one-hour module will enable you to make a rapid and early diagnosis of cow’s milk allergy (CMA) by understanding the signs, symptoms and differential diagnoses. The education also includes the options for treatment and management as recommended by Australian guidelines.

Focus: Cow's Milk Allergy, CMA, Allergy, Infants, Children. Paediatrics

Relevance to General Practice

An unsettled child with vague gastrointestinal, skin or respiratory symptoms is distressing for parents and a common diagnostic challenge for GPs.
Cow’s milk is one of the most common causes of food allergy, with estimates around 2% (between one in 50 babies) are allergic to cow's milk in Australia and New Zealand. As the first point of contact for many distressed parents, GPs need to able to identify the signs and symptoms of CMA to diagnose and appropriately manage the condition early, for optimised infant and family health outcomes.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of cow's milk allergy in infants.
  • Understand the requirements of a detailed medical history, skin or IgE testing and dietary elimination methods to identify cow's milk allergy.
  • Apply ASCIA guideline’s recommended feeding options for infants with cow's milk allergy.
  • Create a systematic management plan for infants with cow's milk allergy, and know when to refer to a specialist.
  • Relate effective counselling approaches for parents and provide educational support where required.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication with family, carers and others involved in the care of the patient is appropriate and clear

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Appropriate mode of care delivery to suit the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Children and young people health
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    186916 - Online module: Spot the signs of Cow's Milk Allergy
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