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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Identify the characteristic signs and symptoms of croup > http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2010/May/201005starr.pdf

Differentiate between mild, moderate and severe croup and carry out recommended management > http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/guideline_index/Croup_Laryngotracheobronchitis/

Differentiate between mild, moderate and severe bronchiolitis and carry out recommended management > http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/guideline_index/Bronchiolitis_Guideline/

Outline the natural history of bronchiolitis and safety netting requirements for parents taking children with bronchiolitis home > http://www.health.qld.gov.au/caru/networks/docs/ed-child_bronchiolitis.pdf

 

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