There are a tremendous number of resources out there on the web, both for children and their families and caregivers, and for General Practitioners. The following is a quick overview of these resources.
Hospital Paediatric Resources
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
This site is a collaboration between the Randwick and Westmead hospitals and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. They have a range of fact sheets on various conditions affecting children and young people, including many which have been translated into other languages.
They also have an online professional development program run in conjunction with the University of Sydney called 'SCHP' (Sydney Child Health Program).
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
This hospital also has a wide range of paediatric resources, including a kid's health app and clinical guidelines.
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
The Queensland Children's Hospital has a similar page devoted to Paediatric health resources, plus they have a newsletter for referring GPs.
Other practitioner-directed resources
There are a number of sites which are written by and for paediatric practitioners, both here in Australia and overseas. Here are a few of those:
Life in the fast lane
This site is run by Dr Mike Cadogan, an emergency physician based in Perth, WA. It has a listing of paediatric resources for practitioners on this page.
Don't forget the bubbles
This site has over 600 paediatric articles contributed by over 70 authors.
This is an interactive digital learning platform YouTube channel devoted to paediatrics associated with Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School…
Almost all major conditions are represented by associations, which have a huge amount of up-to-date information on them. Some examples are…
Autism - http://www.amaze.org.au/
Allergies - https://www.allergy.org.au/
Cystic Fibrosis - https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/
Generic resources on children's health
This Australian government funded site has a huge amount of information on children's health.
Better Health Channel
This site, sponsored by the Victorian State Government, is not paediatric specific, but nonetheless is a large resource for general paediatric information.
A US-based site run by the American Academy of Paediatrics.
There are also a few apps out there covering various aspects of paediatrics, such as:
- Kids Health Info (developed by The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne)
- Paediatric Intensive Care (also developed by The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne)
All the apps mentioned can be found on Apple's App Store.