Child and youth health

Webinar: Conversations with parents about unhealthy weight in a child

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 7.30-8.45pm. Join Dr Christine McIntosh, Susan Reid and Hayden McRobbie used case studies to discuss childhood obesity, and how to address the issue of talking with parents/caregivers about an overweight child.

Topical corticosteroids may be a safe alternative to treat phimosis in boys

Phimosis, where the foreskin cannot be fully drawn back over the penis is normal at birth and often self-corrects without needing treatment during the first four years of life; only 10% of three-year-old boys have phimosis (congenital phimosis).

Childhood Obesity - Hayden McRobbie

Dr Hayden McRobbie talks about about childhood obesity. Haydon is a Professor of Public Health Intervention and has a PhD in Medical Psychology. He has many years of experience in the provision of behaviour change intervention in weight management. Haydon is the Ministry of Health’s “Raising Healthy kids” Clinical Practice champion for childhood obesity.

Community-acquired pneumonia in children

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to pneumonia that is acquired in the community as compared to pneumonia acquired in/after a stay in hospital.  Pneumonia is a bacterial or viral infection of the lungs.  It is usually caused by inhalation of micro-organisms from the upper respiratory tract. Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the commonest causes of community-acquired pneumonia world-wide and in New Zealand.

Trauma-informed care for the children's workforce

This course is about understanding a trauma-informed system and recognising the indicators and impacts of trauma. It has been developed for the children’s/tamariki workforce (e.g. social workers, police officers, school based workers such as counsellors, teachers, teacher-aides, RTLBs; people working in children’s teams, people working in public health roles, people working in community support roles, mental health workers: Everyone working with children/tamariki and their whānau).

MedTalk Series: Asthma in children

Dr Diana North, Goodfellow Unit GP Advisor talks with Dr David McNamara, Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist employed at Starship Childrens Hospital in Auckland, NZ. 

Dr McNamara discusses what is new in the diagnosis and management of asthma in children up to 16 years of age. The goals of treatment and using a stepped approach to treatment in children is overviewed, as well as:

Childhood trauma: impact on development & behaviour

The responses of children/tamariki to a traumatic event vary. Even children/tamariki exposed to the same traumatic event may have different responses. Nearly all children/tamariki express some kind of distress or behavioural change following a traumatic event. This course will review childhood trauma from biological as well as cultueral perspectives.

At the end of this course you will:

Asthma management in children

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract.

New Zealand has one of the highest reported cases of asthma globally. In New Zealand the prevalence of asthma is highest amongst children and young adults and is dominant amongst Māori and Pacific children.

Māori and Pacific children:

Atopic eczema in children

Eczema (atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis) is an itchy inflammatory skin disease most commonly seen in children. It is characterised by pruritis and inflamed, dry, scaling and crusted skin.  If the condition becomes chronic lichenification (thickening) and hyperpigmentation of the skin are seen.

Eczematous skin has reduced skin barrier function, cutaneous inflammation with increased susceptibility to irritants, and higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation. 

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