Childhood emergencies

May 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.5, May 2010 Pages 259-260

Carolyn O’Shea

AFP in Practice questions are designed to get you started in a small group learning (SGL) activity in your practice or with colleagues. Requirements to earn 40 Category 1 CPD points for a SGL activity are: minimum of four and a maximum of 10 people, minimum of 8 hours of discussion in a year, and at least two GPs. Groups may include anyone else who has an interest (ie. practice nurses, community health workers, allied health professionals). A kit with all the instructions and forms you need is available at You can also earn Category 2 points based on these questions at AFP practice challenge. Visit

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • integrate knowledge of minor head injury management into a consultation
  • suggest triggers to suggest a serious but uncommon childhood presentation
  • describe recommended prophylaxis for contacts of a child with meningococcal disease
  • identify, and find solutions to, gaps in your practice’s drugs and equipment to manage a childhood emergency
  • examine the triage protocols for children in your practice for areas to improve.

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