Provide care for Jack, who is brought to the emergency department by his dad.
The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.
In this module you will provide care for Jack, who is brought to the emergency department by his dad.
- Determine patient signs and symptoms which suggest the need for antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media, while also being mindful of when antibiotics are not indicated.
- Where antibiotic treatment is required, choose an appropriate antibiotic to cover the most likely causative organisms.
- Write a safe and complete prescription using the safety features of the paediatric National Inpatient Medication Chart.
- Adequately communicate the proposed treatment plan and potential medicine-related adverse effects to the child's parent(s) or carer(s) and the healthcare team.
- Develop an appropriate plan for monitoring a child's response to therapy, including indications for escalating care.