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Ear disease: a guide for the diagnosis and management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Posted on: 23 September, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 3, July 2013 - September 2013
Related to Ear health Health promotion

EarInfoNet (Menzies School of Health Research Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet) (2013)
Ear disease: a guide for the diagnosis and management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Perth, WA: Menzies School of Health Research, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This poster aims to assist health practitioners to diagnose and manage otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The poster compares labelled images of healthy ear drums to images of ear drums with different variations of otitis media, including:

  • otitis media with effusion
  • acute otitis media
  • acute otitis media with perforation
  • chronic suppurative otitis media
  • dry perforation.

The poster provides information about each variation of otitis media to assist health practitioners with:

  • appropriate questions to ask patients and their families/carers
  • important things to note for diagnosis
  • advice to give patients and their families/carers
  • appropriate treatment and management regimes.
The information provided in the poster is consistent with the Recommendations for clinical care guidelines on the management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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