Improving the recognition, diagnosis and management of bacterial meningitis in young infants

Eight interactive eLearning modules based around the clinical features of disease, clinical decision making, investigations, best practice management and appropriate follow up using anonymised case studies from a UK study on bacterial meningitis in infants undertaken between September 2010 and June 2013.

This eLearning is endorsed by RCPCH

Developed by the Meningitis Research Foundation, a leading UK and international charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists


To make clinicians aware of:

  • risk factors and clinical features for infection in young infants
  • which investigations should be carried out infants when there is a suspicion of bacterial meningitis
  • importance of giving appropriate antibiotics and when these should be given
  • prognosis and long term effects of meningitis.

Learning objectives

By the end of the activity clinicians should:

  • be less likely to miss a case of bacterial meningitis in a young infant
  • be able to appropriately manage a case of bacterial meningitis in a young infant according to best practice guidelines.