Breathing Problems in Neonates and Infants

This micro skills course uses case studies to describe common breathing problems found in neonates and infants. It covers croup, bronchiolitis and viral induced wheeze. The appropriate primary care and management for these conditions is discussed.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Recognise a seriously unwell child with breathing problems who needs immediate treatment and referral
  3. Distinguish from the history and examination whether the child has croup, bronchiolitis or viral induced wheeze
  4. Identify appropriate medication for each child with croup, bronchiolitis or viral induced wheeze
  5. Describe the importance of taking the child in context, of both the disease progression, and the social circumstances
  6. Explain to parents clearly when a child should be brought for further help

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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