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:
Itchy Sneezy Wheezy- great for videos on techniques for nose spray, allergy tests, and other info for families & health professionals
Anaphylaxis UK: for campaigns, patient information and patient support
AllergyUK has lots of useful information sheets and resources
MedicAlert– this website has a range of different alert bracelets and tags
AllergyGoAway.com– An American site with good graphics
I’m uploading this month’s newsletter while teaching in Vietnam at the invitation of a very impressive charity, https://www.newbornsvietnam.org/. I’m glad of the extra 6 hours of September – thanks to the time difference – to publish this on time!
Palivizumab this month; are all your eligible patients having it? A glance at the updated BTS/SIGN guideline on asthma, a very rare case of a cardiac cause of chest pain, how to estimate a child’s weight in an emergency and a bit on haemolysis secondary to G6PD deficiency. Do leave comments below…
April 2016’s offering ripe for reading over the bank holiday weekend. Last text box from the 2014 BTS asthma guideline – this time on acute management, FGM and the importance of reporting colleagues who may be involved in the practice, Group A strep infection as a complication of chicken pox and some links to some good CPD sites for you and your patients.
We also welcome Dr Kat Smith this month, paediatric registrar and education fellow at King’s College Hospital, who has kindly volunteered to write monthly articles for the newsletter. It’s nice to have a fresh pair of eyes on paediatric topics and a fresh nose to the ground so to speak. Thanks, Kat, for your help.
Do leave comments below.