Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illness

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illness

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By (author) World Health Organization

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  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • Format: Downloadable audio file | 435 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 147mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Geneva
  • ISBN 10: 9241548371
  • ISBN 13: 9789241548373
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: figures, tables
  • Sales rank: 400,025

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The second edition of this pocket book is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. It presents up-to-date clinical guidelines which are based on a review of the available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centers where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.The guidelines are for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers common procedures, patient monitoring and supportive care on the wards and some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals.

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"Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources provides a second edition of a classic covering common illnesses, packages it in a pocket-sized tote for easy take-along consultation, and provides the latest clinical guidelines based on a review of evidence for both inpatient and outpatient care. Guidelines for hospitals with basic labs and medicines focus on managing major causes of child mortality in most developing countries, covering common procedures, diagnosis, patient monitoring, and common surgeries. Anyone working with children in a hospital setting needs this updated reference!"--James A. Cox, Editor-in-Dhief