The gastroenteritis CPG has been updated as a part of the suite of hydration CPGs covering IV fluids, dehydration, vomiting and gastroenteritis.
The Key points for the CPG are
- In a child with red flag features or a child with vomiting without diarrhoea, consider alternative diagnoses
- Most children do not require investigations, including stool testing
- Whenever possible, the enteral route (oral or nasogastric) should be used for rehydration