187007 - Online Module: The crying and unsettled infant (managing infantile colic and constipation)
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Infantile colic and constipation is common, but the impact is not always benign. Pick up practical tips and tricks to support parents and manage infants by completing this online module.
This module will update your knowledge on:
• Diagnostic criteria and available treatment options
• Strategies to support and educate parents
• Red flags and when to refer
Also includes informative videos and practical case studies from Dr Judith Hammond and Dr Rupert Hinds.
Infantile colic affects up to 20% of infants, and is one of the most common reasons for presentation to primary care in the first months of life. Although the diagnosis itself is generally benign, it can have a significant burden on both families and the healthcare system with important associations of maternal depression, child abuse and early breastfeeding cessation. Early assessment by GPs for treatable factors and caregiver reassurance plays a significant role in management.
Constipation is a common reason for primary care visits, affecting between 5-30% of children. GPs may be instrumental in the management of ongoing infantile constipation by providing effective parental education, dietary modifications and pharmacological therapy when diet alone is not enough.
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
Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Children and young people health