Communication: Drug error

Scenario: you are the register on the General Paediatric Ward. As you are reviewing patients, you realise that one of your patients, 9 month old Kayleigh, has been prescribed and given the wrong dose of paracetamol. She received one dose that was 5 x the recommended dose. You need to speak to the family and…

What is autism?

As paediatricians we may not be required to diagnose autism, but we should be able to understand and recognise the main features. There are two main diagnostic areas under the new DSM V criteria A. Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction B. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities For a diagnosis…