Child and youth health

Sore throats and rheumatic fever - Emma Best

Dr Emma Best talks about sore throats and rheumatic fever. Emma is a paediatric infectious disease consultant at Starship children’s hospital in Auckland and a senior lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Auckland.

CEP 8: Management

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. The management of young people with CEP mainly involves applying established addiction and mental health treatments together in an integrated way. Unfortunately few specific CEP treatment interventions have been developed or evaluated in children and young people.

CEP 7: Assessment

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Assessment is a multifaceted task of which information-gathering is just one part; just as important are engaging and connecting with the young person, setting the scene for future contact, empowering families, giving information and enhancing well-being.

Paediatrics for General Practice

This one day symposium will provide clinical updates and guidance supporting excellent practice on the important issues we face engaging with children and youth in general practice.

CEP 4 : Engagement

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Providing CEP interventions for young people is a challenge as they are a diverse, heterogeneous group who often only present at a time of crisis or at the insistence of others. 

Dysphagia Training for SLTs - Level 1 Update

This is a refresher for the level 1 course in dysphagia. It reviews the knowledge you need to support and advise school staff, families and other education therapists working with children with dysphagia or feeding difficulties. The Level 1 training you completed was in the area of eating, drinking and swallowing. It was designed to empower and enable you to provide support and resources to your colleagues in this area of practice.

CEP 3: Youth Development & Well-being

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. This course addresses the concepts of well-being and positive youth development, which are fundamental to quality service delivery for young people with CEP and their family/whānau. Health practitioners working in all types of youth services have a responsibility to ensure practice occurs within a positive youth development paradigm. 

In this course you will gain an understanding of:

Burns: assessment & management

Burns and scalds are a leading cause of injury to children in New Zealand. Children under the age of five most at risk of burns and scalds with hot liquids being the leading cause of injury in this age group. Maori are at increased risk, particularly in the under-five age group, as are males in all age groups.

Following completion of this short course you will:

Dysphagia Training for SLTs - Awareness Level Update

Following completion of our online dysphagia awareness course, and having had the last few months to put into practice the things you have learnt, this short course provides the opportunity for you to reflect on your learning over the past year and to think about where your dysphagia skills and knowledge can progress over the next 12 months.

Whether you have had lots of experience, a little, or none, this is your opportunity to review the course content and consider questions about your working practices.

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune response to Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection of the upper respiratory tract. The autoimmune response may result in carditis or inflammation of the mitral and/or aortic valves. When the inflammation leads to permanent damage of the valves the individual has rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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