Spotting the sick child - eLearning

This popular and highly successful online learning tool supports health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child.

Spotting the Sick Child contains over five hours of clinical footage of real patients, with learning pointers to help users focus on key themes. All videos are repurposed in high definition and the site is fully compatible with all mobiles and tablets.

Users will learn how to assess seven common symptoms:

  • difficulty in breathing
  • fever
  • rash
  • fits
  • dehydration
  • abdominal pain
  • head injury.

The website has also been given a complete overhaul and user navigation has been greatly improved. We expect this resource to continue providing free, high quality learning to all healthcare professionals for years to come.

Spotting the Sick Child is an interactive tool commissioned by the Department of Health and Health Education England to support health professionals in the assessment of the acutely sick child.