Continuing Professional Development: Understanding and identifying upper airway infections

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will look at conditions that affect the upper respiratory tract including pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, tracheitis, epiglottitis and croup. It will review the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, before considering typical medical presentations and possible treatment options for paramedics.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you should be able to:Identify the most common conditions affecting the upper respiratory tract.Understand the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.Recognise what treatment should be given to patients presenting with upper respiratory tract conditions, and where appropriate, convey to A&E.

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