Patient Safety Awards Winner 2011

Practical skills from clinical experience


Spotting the Sick Child is an interactive tool commissioned by the Department of Health and Health Education England to support health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child.

Children need a different approach from adults and many health professionals are anxious about assessing children.

  • Learn the basics of how to assess children of all ages using clinical footage & evidence based material

  • Following on from the highly successful & acclaimed Spotting The Sick Child DVD

  • Supported by national organisations

  • Real life cases

  • A useful resource for professional development or as teaching material for others

  • Doctors & Nurses in Emergency Departments

  • Paediatric Doctors & Nurses in training

  • General Practitioners

  • Doctors in Foundation Programmes

  • Emergency Care Practitioners, Paramedics & Technicians

  • Medical students

  • Nurse Practitioners & GP Practice Nurses

  • Health Visitors & School Nurses

  • Entirely online in a user-friendly environment

  • Over 5 hours of new video footage of real patients

  • Symptoms: Learn to assess 7 common symptoms

  • My Waiting Room: Test yourself on real patients at your own pace

  • My Learning: Customise your own learning environment & track your progress

  • Resources section with evidence based guidelines

  • Professional Development Certification

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