A fantastic safe-guarding round-up this month by Nicci Wotton at Imperial. Child death reviews, violence, bruising, FGM, virginity tests and dangerous dogs. Where else can you get a line-up like that? Quite a depressing edition overall but invaluable CPD for us all.
This month‘s newsletter has some helpful resources for parents of children of all ages. Also a reminder from Islington borough of London that children should be at school if they have minor illnesses. Everyone gets muddled up with HSP and ITP so we’ve put together a comparison table. Do leave comments below…
This month‘s newsletter has a link to a good parent information leaflet on Medically Unexplained Symptoms. Also a few eyes peeping out of the newsletter – red ones of Kawasaki’s with a note on atypical presentations and swollen ones of periorbital cellulitis which are usually treatable with oral antibiotics. The overlap between ASD and ADHD and grieving children “puddle-jumping”.
February newsletter is on a safeguarding theme again, with thanks to Dr Jackie Driscoll, GP trainee with special interest in both education and child safeguarding. Read all about contextual safeguarding and what we can do about it. Also peer to peer abuse, hazing and other things that many of us will have experienced in our own lives.
This month‘s newsletter has 2 updates on the new anaphylaxis guideline for people working in EDs, and a rethink about the amount of salbutamol we send children home from hospital with. A bit about the role of the educational psychologist and a reminder that, although usually benign, not all premature thelarche is transient. Do leave comments below:
With thanks to Jackie Driscoll for this month‘s newsletter which takes us back to safeguarding issues. Have a look and earn some child safeguarding CPD points from learning about Disguised Compliance, school refusal, Liberty Protection Safeguards and ENT presentations to be concerned about.
https://www.paediatricpearls.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/September-2021.pdf this month is all about safeguarding again, Nicci’s theme this month being the “voice of the child”. As one of the Paediatric Pearls editorial board said, “Sad but solid newsletter – rings very true with practice at the moment.”