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
Allergy Academy- for courses and information
MedicAlert– this website has a range of different alert bracelets and tags
AsthmaUK– Excellent website, especially videos on technique
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…
September’s newsletter reminds us of the CPD requirements for child safeguarding for all of us, warns us of the dangers of missing Kawasaki Disease, talks about PHE’s #askaboutasthma campaign and describes the differences between fever and sepsis. Do leave comments below:
What constitutes sexualised behaviour in a 4 year old? This and the childhood asthma control test, this month, toddler fractures and the PCV vaccine. Do leave comments below.
ALL presenting as a persistent limp this month, nitrites on the dipstick, haematocrit, a childline app and a local paediatric asthma study day. Please 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.
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March 2016: a few odds and ends on asthma this month and assessing a child in an acute exacerbation, Childline survey, Meningococcus W and paediatric neck lumps. Do leave comments below:
Stepwise management of asthma this month. Plus some information on infant mental health, paediatric airways and a few more sites on internet safety. Do leave comments below.
January 2016 newsletter continues on the theme of asthma and covers internet safety, IDA and early weight loss in breastfed babies. Do leave comments below:
November 2015: diagnosing asthma this month, a synopsis of vitamin D deficiency as we go into the winter, a helpful cartoon around mental well-being and hypermobility demystified. All comments gratefully received!