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Breathing Problems in Neonates and Infants 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 uses case studies to describe common breathing problems found in neonates and infants. It covers croup, bronchiolitis and viral induced wheeze. The appropriate primary care and management for these conditions is discussed. This session was reviewed by Matthew Castleden and last updated on 22/2/2013.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognise a seriously unwell child with breathing problems who needs immediate treatment and referral
  • Distinguish from the history and examination whether the child has croup, bronchiolitis or viral induced wheeze
  • Identify appropriate medication for each child with croup, bronchiolitis or viral induced wheeze
  • Describe the importance of taking the child in context, of both the disease progression, and the social circumstances
  • Explain to parents clearly when a child should be brought for further help

Breathing problems in infants and neonates are very common reasons for a child presenting to primary care. Indeed, croup and bronchiolitis are leading causes of respiratory distress in children.

Instructors / Speakers
Alison Dunn,
General Practioner

Alison Dunn started her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before deciding to move into General Practice three years later.

Based in Dunfermline, she has been a GP for over 12 years. Her interests include: paediatrics, obstetrics and women’s health.

Alison has a very keen interest in medicine in developing countries. Through the charitable organisation, LemonAid, Alison joined a group of doctors providing medical expertise to the people of Haiti.

Breathing Problems in Neonates and Infants course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Neonatal, Paediatric and Neonatal Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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