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Gastroenteritis

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

Identify common agents causing infectious gastroenteritis > http://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopicSeg&topic_id=174&seg_id=3439

Recognise mild, moderate and severe dehydration in children with gastroenteritis > http://www.racgp.org.au/afpbackissues/2005/200504/200504webb.pdf

Explain how to avoid transmitting infectious gastroenteritis to patients > http://access.health.qld.gov.au/hid/InfectionsandParasites/BacterialInfections/gastroenteritis_fs.asp

Coordinate notification of disease and communicable disease control > http://www.health.qld.gov.au/cdcg/index/default.asp

Points for discussion

Which populations are most at risk after contracting infectious diarrhoea? 

What would you say to a parent who was determined to use an antidiarrhoeal or antiemetic in a child? 

How long do people require away from work if they have gastroenteritis? What about children from childcare? Food handlers? 

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