Category: General paediatrics
Hospital passports contain information that can make a real, tangible difference to clinical assessments and disease management, including the things that HCPs often don’t know they should ask, and that patients and families may forget to offer.
How often do you include scurvy in your differential diagnosis for limp? Lethargy? Low grade fever? Scurvy is rare in the developed world and often forgotten as a potential differential diagnosis.
Terminology is important, not only for making sure we understand a child's diagnosis properly, but also for providing the best possible care. Getting it right can also help gain the trust of parents and carers who will often know far more about appropriate language use than we clinicians.