Across London, paediatric trainees and trainers are focusing on Paediatric Haematology (non malignant). Here are some ideas to think about.
Benign haematological problems are common in children seen in hospital and the community. Anaemia is very prevalent, with iron deficiency the commonest cause of anaemia in the world. Paediatric (non malignant) haematology includes haemoglobinopathies (sickle cell and thalassaemia), less common red cell disorders, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and bleeding disorders. Sickle cell disease the commonest severe inherited disease both worldwide and in the UK. Children are frequently referred for investigation of cytopenias and bruising, and increasing numbers of children are on anticoagulants.
· be familiar with the indications and complications of bone marrow transplantation
· be able to explain screening for the thalassaemia or sickle cell trait
· be able to recognise and initiate management of sickle cell crisis
· be able to recognise and treat haemarthrosis in a patient with haemophilia
· be able to manage sickle cell crisis, including safe administration of fluid and analgesia
· be able to manage acute bleeding in haemophilia and von Willebrand’s disease
· be able to recogniseand treat haemarthrosis in a patient with haemophilia and be aware of the need to treat urgently, with appropriate advice
Courses and resources:
Haematology RSM day, Wednesday 8 February 2017
RCPCH; How to Manage: Children with benign haematological problems. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for future course information
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board- Curriculum
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board- Guidance for paediatric haematology
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