Some useful bits and pieces this month, I hope. Pointers to a CPD opportunity on autism and eating disorders and October’s relevant awareness day for children with developmental language disorder. Also the updated Vitamin D guideline.
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”.
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:
Digging deep into safeguarding again this month with thanks to Nicci Wotton, head of safeguarding at Imperial, London, UK. A reminder of useful apps for our young patients and pointers to documents that govern our safeguarding responsibilities in the UK and internationally. Do leave comments below.
An emphasis on children’s psychological support this month, particularly around bereavement during Covid. A couple of useful links to PIMS-TS information for GPs and families, a bit more on bites with a safeguarding slant and what to do with constipation when Movicol is not the answer.
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With thanks to Dr Isabel Wilson, paediatric registrar with experience of working with refugees and internally displaced people in southern Europe.
Public Health England has developed a course on PFA in Covid-19. Almost 100,000 people have already signed up to learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals traumatised by their experience of lockdown or Covid-19 itself. Sign up at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-covid-19
Testicular torsion this month – a surgical emergency with good outcomes if operated on less than 6 hours since the pain started.
Also, links to helpful health and well being websites for young people and to good ECG CPD for psychiatrists and GPs. A bit more on ADHD and a round up of neck lumps in infants, assessment and management.
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Safeguarding issue again this month. Round up of CPD resources and a reminder of how much demonstrable child safeguarding CPD health professionals have to do per 3 year cycle. Also some support groups for your patients and a quiz on social media sites – in case you thought you were ahead of the game…