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Managing fever and cough and cold in children: - an evaluation of parent's skills.

  • At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MOLES, Rebekah (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Bakshi, Ruchi (University of Sydney, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Saini, Bandana (University of Sydney, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Williams, Kylie (University of Sydney, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Brown, Jared (The Children's Hospital, WESTMEAD, Australia)
    Tasker, Natalie (The Children's Hospital, WESTMEAD, Australia)
    Hietbrink, Elsa (University of Sydney, SYDNEY, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    Medicines for fever & cough and cold are the most commonly used OTC medicines. Unfortunately they are often used incorrectly with studies highlighting issues of inappropriate use and dosing errors. These medicines generate a large number of calls to poisons information centres as well as a number of emergency admissions due to incorrect dosing.

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Last update 4 October 2019

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