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Guideline debrief: feverish illness in children

Module summary

This interactive, case-based learning module focuses on the primary care assessment and management of the 2013 NICE guidance on feverishness in children aged under five

Learning objectives

To improve your knowledge of the updated NICE guidance on feverishness in children under five including:

  • appropriate measurement of fever
  • In a child presenting with fever, identification of clinical signs and symptoms  that help to predict the potential cause and severity of the child’s illness
  • The changes to NICE’s traffic-light system for assessing risk, including the addition of tachycardia as an intermediate (amber) risk sign
  • The appropriate use of antipyretic agents in line with the updated guidance
  • The appropriate referral to a specialist paediatric setting where symptoms and signs suggest a serious underlying illness

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

Remember, you don't have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.

Author

Dr Will Murdoch is a GP with the Vitality Partnership in Birmingham and assistant director of clinical strategy to medical team (Birmingham, Solihull, Black Country), NHS England

Date module published
31/05/2013
Module due for review
31/05/2015
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good summary guidelines
Charlene Kennedy
26.07.2017.
Good
19.07.2017.
very useful
Iain Brown
08.06.2017.
Good
Victoria Stanley
05.06.2017.
Very instructive.Will change my management
Caroline Aldous
27.04.2017.