Child and youth health

Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of preventable, traumatic head injury in those under the age of two years. The term SBS is the most commonly used internationally although remains controversial as it indicates one exact cause of injury.

Sore throat management in primary care

New Zealand has high rates of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). If not prevented, the implications for a child and their whanau of this diagnosis is devastating, with monthly bicillin injections, and possible heart surgery and premature death.  

The Heart Foundation revised its guidelines in 2019 to target the individuals who are most at risk of developing acute rheumatic fever following a group A streptococcal (GAS) sore throat. 

Anorexia - Hiran Thabrew

Dr Hiran Thabrew talks about anorexia nervosa. Hiran is a duel-trained child and adolescent psychiatrist and paediatrician. He is a senior lecturer within the department of psychological medicine at the University of Auckland, and clinician.

Childhood stuttering

Stuttering (stammering) is common in young children. For many, stuttering resolves by age five but for others it may be an ongoing condition. It is a form of ‘dysfluency’ or interruption in the flow of speech. The first signs of stuttering may appear between the ages of 18-24 months old when there is a burst of language development. It may manifest as:

Depression in adolescents - Sally Merry

Professor Sally Merry talks about depression in adolescents. Sally holds the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair and is head of Department of Psychological Medicine at The University of Auckland.

Childhood Eczema - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about managing childhood eczema. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at counties Manukau DHB and an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Auckland.

        

CEP 9: Integrated Care

Please note:

The CEP courses have been updated in 2021 and replaced with:

  1. Substance use and taiohi (youth)
  2. Coexisting problems in taiohi (youth)

Your learning record still holds the certificates you earned by completing any of the previous courses.

Constipation & faecal incontinence in children

Constipation is a common problem, occurring in up to 30% of children.  Functional constipation is the most common cause, but it is important to be mindful of the symptoms and signs which could indicate potentially serious underlying conditions. 

Immunisation - Nikki Turner

Dr Nikki Turner talks about immunisation in primary care. Nikki is director of the immunisation advisory centre (IMAC). She is an Associate Professor in theDepartment of General Practice and Primary Healthcare at the University of Auckland. Her special interests are in immunisation, preventative child health and child poverty.

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.

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