The use of paracetamol and ibuprofen in young infants
This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for GPs. It presents guidance on the management of pain and distress in febrile infants, as well as a comprehensive head-to-head review on the use of paracetamol versus ibuprofen in infants, and is based on a Research Review Goodfellow Speaker Series publication entitled “Paracetamol versus ibuprofen: What to do with the hot infant on Monday?”.
Before starting the module please read the Research Review Goodfellow Speaker Series, accessed through the link below:
to access the quiz source material
Speaker Series - Paracetamol versus ibuprofen: What to do with the hot infant on Monday?
The PDF through the link above can be viewed on screen, saved and printed.
This E-Learning Module covers:
- The physiology of fever
- A comparison of the clinical benefit of paracetamol and ibuprofen in febrile infants
- Guidelines for the management of fever in young infants
- Management of febrile convulsions
- Long-term safety of paracetamol and ibuprofen
After completing this module, you should have an improved understanding of how to:
- Dispel myths about fever and provide education to caregivers about appropriate use of paracetamol and ibuprofen
- Determine which infants with fever require hospital referral
- Prevent additional seizures during a current febrile illness
- Interpret data on the association between paracetamol use in early life and later asthma
Content for the Research Review Goodfellow Speaker Series was provided by:
Professor Stuart Dalziel, Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Starship Children’s Hospital, Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland, and Cure Kids Chair of Child Health Research at the University of Auckland.
Dr Eunicia Tan, Emergency Physician and Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Middlemore Hospital, Te Whatu Ora – Counties Manukau District, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield, who works in primary care skin cancer treatment and as a consultant to Research Review.
Research Review publications, videos and e-Learning modules have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for up to 1 CME credit per learning hour for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. Please CLICK HERE to download RNZCGP Dashboard.
This module has been created with an unrestricted grant from Reckitt. The content is entirely independent and is based on the published studies and the authors’ opinions.