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Dr Sanjay Patel
Dr Sanjay Patel

Overview of Week 5

Hello and welcome to Week 5. We hope you enjoy this week of discussions, remember to introduce yourself, and take part by commenting at the bottom of each section.

This week we will explore how to ensure children are safe from potentially life threatening infections - how to identify the unwell child, whether they require antibiotics and how to provide clear safety netting materials and information for home care.

Dr Sanjay Patel will provide an introduction to the importance of antibiotic stewardship in children and the management of suspected infections.

We will then watch an animation describing the mismatch between parents and clinicians’ expectations that has been developed by the University of Bristol Centre for Academic Primary Care.

Finally, Professor Alastair Hay will present the development of the STARWAVe tool to help primary care healthcare professionals to assess the risk of hospital admission in children.

Dr Patel is a paediatric infectious diseases consultant from Southampton Children’s Hospital and Professor Hay is Professor of Primary Care at the University of Bristol.

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