This learning programme has been designed to raise the awareness of pertussis (whooping cough) with healthcare professionals involved in advising the public. The aim is to provide a brief update on the management and prevention of pertussis and appropriate advice to minimise the further spread of this disease.
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
- Describe the symptoms, complications and management of pertussis
- Identify the routes of transmission for pertussis
- Understand the pertussis vaccination programme
- Understand the role of all healthcare professionals in detecting and supporting patients with pertussis