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1

Signs of croup

Stridor
Barking cough, worse at night
Fever
Coryza

2

When should croup be managed in the hospital?

Mod-Severe (stridor, sternal retraction, distress/lethargy)
Laryngomalacia
Uncertain diagnosis (epiglottitis, quinsy, foreign body)
Esp if under 6months

3

Treatment of croup

Oral dexamethasone 0.15mg/kg
O2
Nebulised adrenaline

4

What route should be avoided in paediatrics?

IM

5

Difference between unlicensed and off-label

Unlicensed: Outside of marketing authorisation
Off-label: Licensed medication for an unlicensed application

6

What is an orange card?

British Paediatric Surveillance Unit
Rare disease studies (eg perinatal HIV exposure, FGM, congenital zika, juvenile SLE)

7

What is different on an under 12's prescription?

Written age

8

What is better than using weight for dose calculations?

Ideal body weight (based on age and height)
BSA (body surface area)