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Assessment of the Child in Primary Care


Source : M&K Update

Duration: 2 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 16 Price: £270.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.


Course Overview

For nurses, doctors and allied professionals working in a primary care setting who need to develop and enhance their head to toe assessment skills of a presenting child (not neonates).

The 2-day programme will cover common presentations, why children are different and the process of exclusion in making diagnosis as children often present with non-specific symptoms with both serious and non-serious illness.

"Very useful. Great tutor!" 

"Excellent course, will feel more confident when I come to assess the child - thank-you!" 

"Really useful, well run and interesting course!" 

Course Content

  • Different parameters for ages
  • Recognition of a sick child
  • Paediatric history taking
  • Introduction to paediatric physical assessment
  • Examination of the lungs
  • Cardiovascular assessment
  • Abdominal examination
  • Neurological examination
  • ENT examination & emergencies
  • Eye examination
  • Putting it altogether
  • Non-accidental injury guidelines
  • Acute pain in children

Course aims and outcomes

  • To discuss the format for physical examination and history taking.
  • To explain the skills needed and knowledge underpinning physical examination.
    • To demonstrate beginner level skills in the examination of 4 main systems of respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal and neurological examination.

Course attended by

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M&K Update
Groot Brittannië
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