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Meningitis in Children course for GPs

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

This session describes the prevalence and impact of meningitis. You will learn to recognise the symptoms and how to conduct immediate management of a child with suspected meningococcal disease including administering intra-muscular penicillin.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in September 2020.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognise the symptoms and signs of meningitis in children
  • Describe the role of the primary care practitioner in the immediate management of a child with suspected meningitis
  • Identify common problems in the diagnosis of meningitis in children
  • List the long-term implications of meningitis in children

Between the ages of one month and 15 years the bacteria that most commonly cause meningitis are Neisseria meningitis strain B and Streptococcus pneumoniae.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
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.

Delivery
Title
Meningitis in Children course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.04b_10
Access Duration (in months)
12
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