Learning Outcomes for Week 5
- understanding that most parents are seeking reassurance and advice about their children, not necessarily antibiotics.
- understanding that clinical uncertainty and fear of ‘missing the sick child’ leads to inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
- understanding that the absolute risk to any individual child of having an invasive bacterial infection is very low.
- intention to elicit and address parents’ real concerns, and expectations.
- 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.
- intention to reflect on your communication strategies with parents.
TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care
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