It is recognised that the assessment of an acutely sick child is challenging and requires health care professionals to have the appropriate skills and competencies. The original DVD of Spotting the Sick Child was developed to support health care professionals spot children with serious illness. Since its release in 2004 the DVD has been a great success and is still a popular seller in the medical education market.
Spotting the Sick Child 2 was commissioned by the Department of Health and has been developed as a collaboration between academics, clinicians, instructional designers and web developers (see contributors) to provide an online interactive and evidence based tool using real life clinical scenario’s and footage. The concept behind the 2nd edition is to expand upon the depth of material and better align the resource with recent changes in both medical training and technology to include:
In the third edition of Spotting the Sick Child, commissioned by Health Education England in 2015 and produced in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, we have enhanced the resource to include:
In this forth edition all content has been reviewed including Video voice overs, illustrations, transcripts, learning points, resources along with updated questions and associated notes and answers. There have also been some enhancements regards to web accessibility features.
Commissioned by the Department of Health and Health Education England.
Special thanks to all parents, children and medical professionals who volunteered to be filmed and without whose co-operation this resource would not have been possible.
Original Project Team
New Editorial team (2020)
PG Dip PID(Oxon), Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Special Interest (Evilina London)
Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Lead for Ambulatory Paediatrics
(Craigavon Area Hospital)
Dr Andy Reeves MBChB (Hons) MRCPCH
Paediatric Registrar, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Professional Advisory Panel