A Comprehensive Set of Resources for Recognizing and Treating Meningitis

www.spottingthesickchild.com has an outstanding video module on meningitis. Registration at the site is required but is free.

And in that video module they reference a resource for meningitis at www.meningitis.org. At that site you can order or print out Handout on recognizing and treating meningococcal septicemia at the earliest moment:

for ambulance personnel at http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals/ambulance-personnel.

for general practioners (pediatricians, family doctors, etc) at http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals/general-practice.

front line nurses at http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals/frontline-nurses. You can order a great wall poster at the site (if you live in England or Ireland).

hospital doctors [what we in the United States would call pediatric hospitalists] at http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals/hospital-protocols-paediatrics. And on this page is a link to National Institute for Health and Clincal Excellence (NICE) Meningits Guideline:

Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia: Management of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people younger than 16 years in primary and secondary care. NICE guidelines [CG102] Published date: June 2010.

Hospital doctors – adults at http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals/hospital-protocols-adults. On this page is a link to the 

Early Management of Suspected Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Immunocompetent Adults* Algorithm at http://www.meningitis.org/assets/x/51738. This is a full color pdf that could be printed out. It is outstanding! 

And finally, another great online resource is Clinician’s Guide to Recognition and Early Management of Meningococcal Disease in Children: An interactive e-learning tool for doctors in training at http://ocbmedia.com/meningitis/. There are nine great interactive teaching cases. They are well worth taking the time to go over.

There is an outstanding algorithm, Early Management of Meningococcal Disease in Children* 5th ed, at The Clinician’s Guide site above at http://ocbmedia.com/meningitis/docs/Early_Poster_Child_Oct06.pdf. 

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