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Aims / objectives

  • Discuss and practice taking safe, developmentally appropriate histories for a variety of paediatric patient presentations
  • Assess and identify various common paediatric minor illnesses.
  • Identify and discuss appropriate additional diagnostics required for accurate patient assessment
  • Discuss paediatric patient management, including referral requirements for safe practice
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate your diagnostic reasoning and patient management skills through case study and review scenarios.

Course programme

  • An overview of age appropriate history taking & physical exam techniques
  • Anatomical & physiological differences in children
  • Recognition of the ill child
  • The febrile child
  • The child with a skin problem
  • ENT conditions
  • The child with an abdominal complaint
  • The child with a respiratory problem
  • The child with an eye complaint
  • Re-inforcers

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P01 Paediatric minor illness

This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until the 11th November 2020: Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme

Course summary

This course concentrates on childhood minor illnesses from infancy to late teen years. Ideal for the practitioner who is confident with history taking and physical examination skills and wants to explore a variety of paediatric conditions in an evidence based context. A chance to share your experience and build on your expertise.

Who should attend?

Advanced nurse practitioners
Nurse practitioners
School nurses
Practice nurses
Health visitors
Allied health professionals

Important notes

Course pre-requisite- competency in history taking and physical examination skills.

Equipment, course materials, evaluation and certificate of attendance
Morning and afternoon refreshments

RCN cannot confirm competence of any practitioner. Competence must be developed in the workplace with appropriate clinical facilitators.
The course is not a replacement for full patient assessment training.


Course duration Course CPD Full price
(incl VAT) per person
3 day(s) 21 hour(s) £465


Dates Block size Block
Individual discount
13 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019 4 10% n/a
25 Feb 2020 to 27 Feb 2020 4 10% n/a
30 Jun 2020 to 02 Jul 2020 4 10% n/a

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people  
London - St Bart's Hospital 13 Nov 2019 to
15 Nov 2019
London - Hamilton House 25 Feb 2020 to
27 Feb 2020
London - Hamilton House 30 Jun 2020 to
02 Jul 2020