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Acute otitis media in children


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Acute otitis media in children is a common but generally self-limiting condition – but a frequent presentation in general practice. This resource looks at the management of acute otitis media, including when to avoid antibiotic prescriptions and when to offer delayed prescriptions.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Recognise acute otitis media
  • Advise parents on management
  • Use effective prescribing strategies


Professor Kim Ah See, Consultant head and neck surgeon, and Dr Louise McMurran, Specialist registrar, both of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.