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Key questions on febrile children

Module summary

Consultant paediatrician Dr Andrew Riordan on how to treat feverish illness in children

Learning objectives

This module takes you through up to date guidelines on treating childhood febrile illness, including:

  • Whether ibuprofen has benefits over paracetamol in treating fever
  • How to treat febrile fits
  • When and how to obtain urine samples in febrile children
  • When to suspect Kawasaki disease
Author

Dr Andrew Riordan is a consultant in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

Dr Pam Brown is a GP in Swansea

Date module published
30/08/2016
Module due for review
30/08/2018
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
very practical
Navajeevan Joshi
12.04.2017.
Would have been useful to be able to click on the references for further information.
Andrew Caley
04.04.2017.
Very Useful Module
Abid Raza
31.03.2017.
Very useful in assessing the febril child.
Okoko Kalu
03.03.2017.
Informative.
Tessa Tunley
23.02.2017.