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Acute Abdominal Pain in Children course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS Health Education England

This session considers the management of children who present with acute abdominal pain in general practice. The management of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain is discussed in the e-GP session ‘Recurrent abdominal pain in children’.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in January 2022.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • recognise causes of acute abdominal pain in children of different age groups
  • be able to systematically assess children with abdominal pain with an awareness of key features in the history and examination
  • identify and manage presentations of acute abdominal pain in children which require urgent referral
  • adopt strategies to minimise the potential risk to a child when the diagnosis is uncertain

Acute abdominal pain is a common problem in children that can present a diagnostic dilemma.

Instructors / Speakers
Malin Sullivan,
General Practioner

Malin Sullivan graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 after which she went on to general practice vocational training in Fife.

She became a member of the RCGP in 2004 at the end of her Registrar year and then went on to become a partner in Kinghorn practice, Fife 6 months later.

Dr Sullivan has represented the Fife Local Medical Committee and General Practice Subcommittee since 2005 at a local and national level. Special interests include medical politics and child health.

Alison MacIsaac,
General Practitioner

Dr Alison MacIsaac is GP in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. She is a GP trainer and is the coordinator of the Fife trainers’ group. She is on the Editorial Team of nPEP. She is a video peer reviewer. Her main interests are paediatrics, diabetes and consultation skills.

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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