Spotting the sick child - eLearning

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

The Spotting the Sick Child website has been taken down for essential maintenance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.  We hope to take the site back online very soon.

It was updated and relaunched in July 2016. Spotting the Sick Child now contains over five hours of clinical footage of real patients. All videos have been repurposed in high definition and the site is fully compatible with all mobiles and tablets.

Learning pointers have also been added to the videos to help users focus on key themes.

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.