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Learning Outcomes for Week 5

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By the end of Week 5 you will have an increased:

  1. understanding that most parents are seeking reassurance and advice about their children, not necessarily antibiotics.

  2. understanding that clinical uncertainty and fear of ‘missing the sick child’ leads to inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

  3. understanding that the absolute risk to any individual child of having an invasive bacterial infection is very low.

  4. intention to elicit and address parents’ real concerns, and expectations.

  5. intention to share written materials such as the “When Should I worry booklet” and the child-cough TARGET leaflet to support better communication with parents.

  6. intention to reflect on your communication strategies with parents.

  7. intention to use the STARWAVe tool to inform children’s risk of hospitalisation.

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TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care

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