Common Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs)

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The following article aims to help re-familiarise you with the different symptoms and presentations of the most commonly seen respiratory illnesses so that you can be confident in the care you provide.

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are extremely prevalent, accounting for 20% of medical consultations and 30% of lost work days. Not at all trivial, RTIs contribute to 20% of mortality in children under five in developing countries.


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13 Jan 2021
Great basic knowledge for work and community settings
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12 Apr 2020
Great Article
Janet Hoskin
11 Apr 2020
Excellent overview of Clinical Skills learning for assessment and management of RTI , types of Pathogens and symptomology, to support Infection Control Standards. Great resource and reference list!
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