Fontanelle paediatric education

Fontanelle paediatric education
Welcome to Fontanelle, a paediatric educational podcast for trainees. I’m Caroline Storey, a paediatric trainee in Wessex, and I’ll be joined by wise friends, learned colleagues and leading lights from around the region and beyond to explore common presentations, sticky situations, what’s fresh and new, and what’s coming of age in paediatric medicine. So if you’ve got an open mind for learning and a soft spot for the world of paediatrics, you’ve come to the right place!

Adolescent medicine and the HEEADSSS tool for psychosocial screening in ED and beyond.
Aug 15 • 37 min
A look inside the world of adolescent medicine and the benefits of the HEEADSSS tool with Dr David James, who explains to Marisa McMillan how we can be opportunistic in reaching the 10-22 year olds presenting to our ED departments. Check out the must-have…
Constipation in children - a podcast for parents by Dr Tighe
May 22 • 25 min
Low appetite? Tired? Tummy ache? Perhaps your child is constipated. Let Dr Mark Tighe guide you through the essentials of constipation - what it is, what sets it off, and most importantly, what you can do about it. Go to for excellent…
Puberty - what’s normal? What’s not? When to investigate? When reassure? Dr McAulay is here to help!
May 15 • 30 min
Dr Antoinette McAulay, General Paediatrician in Poole talks to Dr Marisa McMillan, Wessex Paediatric Trainee, guest hosting on Fontanelle - Thank you Marisa and Antoinette! Refer to (British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and…
The world of ARCP and eportfolio in UK paediatric training
Feb 27 • 32 min
Dr Phil Parslow, training programme director for ST4-8 in Wessex Deanery guides us through the whole appraisal process, with plenty of advice and wisdom to light your way! Amazing nuggets on how to write an effective reflection.…
Food Allergies in Children - making a diagnosis using the EATERS method
Oct 4, 2019 • 27 min
Dr Mich Lajeunesse consultant in paediatric allergy takes us through using the EATERS method to take an allergy focused clinical history and help diagnose food allergies. EATERS stands for Exposure, Allergen, Timing, Environment, Reproducibility,…
Oncology Emergencies in Paediatrics
Sep 20, 2019 • 30 min
Dr Amy Mitchell takes us through a real case looking at two oncological emergencies: hyperleucocytosis and tumour lysis syndrome. With reference to the PIER guidelines at Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group If…
The Unsettled Baby and Infantile Colic with Aude Cholet
May 24, 2019 • 33 min
Inconsolable crying. Is it CMPA? Transient lactose intolerance? GORD? Infantile colic? The majority of babies cry for 2-3 hours a day, and that’s completely normal. It’s just how babies express themselves! Aude Cholet, dietician who designed the Hampshire…
Sepsis in Children. Topic 7 of Healthier Together with Dr Sanjay Patel
Apr 12, 2019 • 33 min
Sepsis can be deadly, but difficult to spot. Sepsis is life threatening organ dysfunction characterised by altered physiology. Capilliary leak leads to tachycardia, tachypnoea, reduced oxygen saturations, poor peripheral perfusion, reduced urine output…
Abdominal Migraine. Part 2 of Abdo Pain in Children mini series. Topic 6b of Heathier Together - with Dr Charlie Powell
Mar 28, 2019 • 32 min
I’m joined by Dr Charlie Powell to discuss abdominal migraine and associated syndromes - cyclical vomiting and benign paroxysmal vertigo. Debilitating, recurrent abdominal pain which is central, associated with pallor and being withdrawn in an otherwise…
Abdo Pain in Children. Topic 6 of Healthier Together with Dr Mark Tighe
Mar 14, 2019 • 44 min
Abdominal pain is common in children and concerning for parents with a wide range of differentials. In this episode Dr Mark Tighe, paediatrician in Poole, takes us through some common acute presentations, including appendicitis, torsion and…
Lymphadenopathy in Children Topic 5 of Healthier Together with Dr Phil Wylie
Mar 4, 2019 • 26 min
Lymphadenopathy in children is common and usually benign. How can we distinguish between harmless reactive lymphadenopathy and more sinister causes which might require treatment or further evaluation? Dr Phil Wylie takes us through the history and…
Respiratory Tract Infections in Children with Dr Sanjay Patel. Topic 4 of Healthier Together
Jan 26, 2019 • 33 min
Respiratory tract infections in under 5s represent two thirds of all presentations to primary care and ED. But why do we see so many of them? What are parents looking for when they bring their children to see a doctor? Dr Sanjay Patel, consultant in…
Healthier Together - A child health educational resource with Dr Sanjay Patel
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
I’m joined by Dr Sanjay Patel, consultant paediatrician and lead for Healthier Together, who describes the background and aims of this wonderful, innovative health education resource. Addressing the felt confusion and anxiety of parents, as well as the…
D&V in kids with Dr Phil Wylie. Topic 3 of Healthier Together
Dec 18, 2018 • 25 min
D&V, or gastroenteritis, can usually be managed safely at home by parents with appropriate advice and safety netting. To help provide that information, Phil Wylie, consultant paediatrician in Dorset County Hospital joins me to talk about red flags,…
UTI in children with Dr Phil Parslow. Topic 2 of Healthier Together
Dec 13, 2018 • 28 min
Dr Phil Parslow, Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in nephrology talks UTI - in primary and secondary care. Referencing Healthier Together NICE Guidelines, and Thanks to Phil, please go to iTunes to…
Nutrition with Dr Sarah Williams. Highlights from PIER2018
Dec 11, 2018 • 11 min
Dr Sarah Williams, Consultant paediatrician with an interest in gastroenterology and nutrition, summarises her thoughts on important areas in nutrition such as managing patients in nutritional crisis, the importance of phosphate and tackling obesity.…
6. Bronchiolitis with Dr Clare Hollingsworth. Topic 1 of Healthier Together
Dec 2, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, Dr Clare Hollingsworth, consultant general paediatrician, discusses our favourite topic for these winter months: bronciolitis. Reference is made to the Wessex Healthier Together material, an excellent resource for those in both primary…
5. Staff Wellness - You Got This! with Dr Dan Magnus as heard at PIER 2018
Dec 1, 2018 • 11 min
Dr Dan Magnus, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant at Bristol Children’s Hospital came to the PIER Conference 2018 to talk about staff wellness and wellbeing. This was a tiny snapshot of some of the ideas he presented in his talk, but certainly gives…
4. Writing right for publication with Dr Mark Tighe. Highlights from PIER 2018.
Nov 21, 2018 • 34 min
I caught up with Dr Mark Tighe, consultant paediatrician and associate editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood. He shared some golden nuggets from his recent talk at PIER 2018 about writing right for publication. There are some super useful tips and…
3. Nutrition with Prof Mark Beattie at PIER 2018
Nov 16, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode I talk to Professor Mark Beattie at PIER 2018 about his keynote speech on Nutrition - Everyone’s Business. He lays out the principles of nutritional requirements in various stages of illness and remission, using Crohn’s as a model to…
2. Professor Gary Connett on The PIER Conference 2018
Oct 19, 2018 • 11 min
At the PIER Conference 2018 I talked to Professor Gary Connett on what PIER is all about, as well as some highlights of the conference itself. @pier_network
1. PIER Conference 2018 - Sneak Preview
Oct 14, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode of Fontanelle, I’m super excited to be heading to the PIER Conference 2018 for two whole days of presentations, discussions and lively debate. We’re recording as many of the talks as we can, and I’ll be getting behind the scenes chat from…
Fontanelle - Introduction
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Fontanelle Paediatric Podcast - Introduction.
Fontanelle paediatric education (Trailer)
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