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Assessment of the Child in Primary Care

Duration: 2 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 16 - Price: £280.00

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!" 

Past course delegates

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.

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Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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