Learning Outcomes for Study Session 35

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

35.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 35.1, 35.2, 35.3 and 35.5)

35.2  Identify the common causative agents, modes of transmission and risk factors for the common acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs): acute otitis media, pharyngitis and pneumonia. (SAQs 35.1, 35.2 and 35.5)

35.3  Describe the clinical presentations and complications of ARIs, and the danger signs of severe pneumonia, and explain how these conditions should be managed. (SAQs 35.2, 35.3 and 35.4)

35.4  Explain the most effective ways to prevent and control ARIs, including through community education. (SAQs 35.2 and 35.5)

Study Session 35  Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

35.1  What are acute respiratory tract infections?