Paediatric Handbook

Paediatric Handbook

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The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is a leading clinical and training centre in paediatrics. This Handbook is a highly popular, succinct guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. It is used far beyond the hospital by medical, nursing, and allied health professionals caring for children. It emphasizes the community-based approach to the management of children's problems along with clinical management by the doctor of first contact. This new 8th edition has been updated in line with the Hospital's Clinical Practice Guidelines and features clear illustrations and diagnostic and management algorithms. The must have management guide for all paediatric clinicians and students With today's busy clinician requiring an reliable, ‘one-stop-shop' to questions on important paediatric conditions, who better to present the latest edition of a popular paediatric handbook than the team at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, long-regarded as the leading clinical and training centre for Paediatric Medicine in Australia? Some of the exciting new features of the 8th edition include: • New chapters on sleep, continence, slow weight gain (failure to thrive) and obesity • Extensively revised chapters on renal conditions, pain management and immigrant health • New topics on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (pumps), cystic fibrosis, stroke and management of illicit drug poisoning • Links to useful internet websites are now included, indicated by a www symbol in the text margins • A new supplementary website at • Resuscitation guide and Australian Immunisation schedule on inside covers Besides being a clinical management guide to paediatrics, this is also an excellent supplemental handbook for students, junior medical staff and any medical practitioners needing a tool to enable fast decisions at point of care. Review of the previous edition “ This is an excellent handbook, which is most comprehensive and easy to use. It is highly recommended for all resident and registrar staff in paediatric hospitals and paediatric units. “ - Journal of Paediatric Child Health

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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 124 x 186 x 38mm | 1,120.37g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • ill
  • 1405174005
  • 9781405174008
  • 9,872

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Author Information

Dr Kate Thomson, General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Dr Dean Tey Dr Michael Marks , Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

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A"Well presented summarized information means that you can generally pick it up during a consultation and find the answer to your question.A" ( Australian Family Physician, August 2009) "Besides being a guide to clinical management and for rapid decision at point of care the book is a useful source of revision for students and paediatricians in training... It is highly recommended." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, May 2009)

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The "Paediatric Handbook" was first produced as a management guide intended for in-house use by medical officers at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) during the 1960s and 1970s. The book has evolved to have broader appeal. The RCH, Melbourne is regarded as the leading clinical and training centre for Paediatric Medicine in Australia. The RCH Handbook is seen as a succinct and relevant guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. It has wide appeal within medical, nursing and allied health fields. Specific features of the Handbook include: Clear illustrations and diagnostic and management algorithms that greatly enhance the at a glance accessibility of the information A Paediatric Pharmacopoeia Emphasis on modern, community-based approach to the management of children's problems Strong emphasis on practical management by the doctor of first contact The 7th edition was published in 2003. The authors now feel that there have been significant changes in paediatric practice that necessitate a new edition. The management principles in the Handbook align with the published Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) http: // The 8th edition will be even more closely linked with the CPGs.

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