Child and youth health

Paediatric overnight oximetry

The aim of this course is to optimally use overnight oximetry in the assessment and management of children with either suspected or known Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

It is intended to assist paediatric and ENT trainees, paediatricians, ENT / ORL specialists, physiologists working in sleep laboratories undertaking studies on children, and general practitioners who have the necessary resources, to learn how to perform, interpret and report paediatric overnight pulse oximetry studies.

After completing this learning tool you should:

Bronchiectasis in children

Associate Professor Cass Byrnes discusses the chronic wet cough in a child, including equity issues, clinical presentations and investigations.

Sleep and babies

Dr Liora Kempler talks about what to expect in the first year of a baby's sleep patterns, and how to set up a healthy sleep regime.

Children's Teeth

Dr Katie Bach talks about children's teeth and why you need to get involved in their dental health. Katie currently works as a paediatric dental consultant at both Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Hospital as well as working privately at Kidz-Teeth in Auckland.

 

Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI)

PODCAST: Dr Christine McIntosh talks about sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).

Snoring in children

Snoring occurs in approximately one third of children. About 10% of these children snore every night. Uncomplicated snoring is at one end of the spectrum of what is termed ‘sleep-disordered breathing’ (SDB) and severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is at the other end. It is estimated that OSA affects approximately 3-5% of normal children.

Growing up in New Zealand Study

Dr Susan Morton talks about the Growing Up in New Zealand Study, what we have learned so far and how we should be using this knowledge to reduce inequity and optimise care in New Zealand general practices. Susan is a public health physician specialising in life-course epidemiology and works at the University of Auckland.

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).

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