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This new edition of the best-selling popular manual, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne Paediatric Handbook 9th Edition, is a succinct and practical guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. Relevant to medical, nursing and allied health fields, this is both a useful source for revision and a handy guide to clinical management and rapid decision-making at point of care. Specific features of the Handbook include: Clear illustrations, and plenty of accessible diagnostic and management algorithms A Paediatric Pharmacopoeia Step-by-step guidelines for Paediatric procedures Emphasis on the modern, community-based approach to the management of children s problems A strong emphasis on practical management by the doctor at first contact With well-presented, summarized information that you can pick up during a consultation, this interactive text is also an excellent supplemental handbook for students, junior medical staff and medical practitioners. A companion website to this title is available at www.rchhandbook.o
This new edition of the best-selling popular manual, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne Paediatric Handbook 9th Edition, is a succinct and practical guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. Relevant to medical, nursing and allied health fields, this is both a useful source for revision and a handy guide to clinical management and rapid decision-making at point of care. Specific features of the Handbook include: Clear illustrations, and plenty of accessible diagnostic and management algorithms A Paediatric Pharmacopoeia Step-by-step guidelines for Paediatric procedures Emphasis on the modern, community-based approach to the management of children s problems A strong emphasis on practical management by the doctor at first contact With well-presented, summarized information that you can pick up during a consultation, this interactive text is also an excellent supplemental handbook for students, junior medical staff and medical practitioners. A companion website to this title is available at www.rchhandbook.org This new edition of the best-selling manual, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne Paediatric Handbook 9th Edition is a succinct and practical guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood.
Relevant to medical, nursing and allied health fields, this is both a useful source for revision and an essential guide to clinical management and rapid decision-making at the point of care. For this edition, the handbook has been restructured according to body systems and is now more closely aligned with the Royal Children s Hospital Clinical Practice Guidelines. It also includes updated evidence-based information in all chapters, an additional genetics chapter, new renal and oncology chapters and fully updated drug doses. The Handbook includes: * Clear illustrations, and plenty of accessible diagnostic and management algorithms * A Paediatric Pharmacopoeia * Step-by-step guidelines for paediatric procedures * Emphasis on the modern, community-based approach to the management of children s problems * A strong emphasis on practical management by the doctor at first contact With well-presented, summarized information that you can easily access during a consultation, this text is also an excellent supplemental handbook for students, junior medical staff and medical practitioners.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 144 x 216 x 24mm | 750g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 9th Edition
  • 1118777484
  • 9781118777480
  • 22,066

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This new edition of the best-selling manual, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Paediatric Handbook 9th Edition is a succinct and practical guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. Relevant to medical, nursing and allied health fields, this is both a useful source for revision and an essential guide to clinical management and rapid decision-making at the point of care.



For this edition, the handbook has been restructured according to body systems and is now more closely aligned with the Royal Children's Hospital Clinical Practice Guidelines. It also includes updated evidence-based information in all chapters, an additional genetics chapter, new renal and oncology chapters and fully updated drug doses.



The Handbook includes:

Clear illustrations, and plenty of accessible diagnostic and management algorithms A Paediatric Pharmacopoeia Step-by-step guidelines for paediatric procedures Emphasis on the modern, community-based approach to the management of children's problems A strong emphasis on practical management by the doctor at first contact

With well-presented, summarized information that you can easily access during a consultation, this text is also an excellent supplemental handbook for students, junior medical staff and medical practitioners.
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Table of contents

Contributors, vii Acknowledgements, xii Foreword, xiii RCH Handbook List, xiv Preface, xv 1 Medical emergencies, 1 Michael Clifford, Ed Oakley, James Tibballs 2 Surgical emergencies, 9 Russell Taylor, John Hutson, Tom Clarnette, Ed Oakley, Michael Nightingale 3 Pain management, 17 Jane Munro, George Chalkiadis 4 Procedures, 30 Ed Oakley 5 Poisoning and envenomation, 48 James Tibballs 6 Cardiac conditions, 61 Bryn Jones, Michael Cheung 7 Respiratory conditions, 74 Sarath Ranganathan, John Massie 8 Gastrointestinal conditions, 90 George Alex, Susie Gibbs, Winita Hardikar, Michael Nightingale 9 Fluids and nutrition, 106 Sarah McNab, Julian Kelly, Trevor Duke, Zoe. McCallum, Michele Meehan, Liz Rogers 10 Genitourinary conditions, 126 Amanda M. Walker, John Hutson, Mike O Brien, Sonia Grover 11 Neurologic conditions, 144 Andrew Kornberg, Mark Mackay, Wirginia Maixner 12 Haematologic conditions and oncology, 159 Anthea Greenway, Diane Hanna, Francoise Mechinaud, Yves Heloury 13 The endocrine system, 184 Margaret Zacharin, Fergus Cameron, George Werther, Michele O Connell 14 Growth and puberty, 203 Matthew Sabin, Michele O Connell, Georgia Paxton 15 Bones and joints, 215 Peter Barnett, Jane Munro, Leo Donnan, Roger Allen 16 Head and neck conditions, 231 James Elder, Kerrod Hallett, Elizabeth Rose, Kathy Rowe 17 Dermatologic conditions, 250 Rod Phillips, David Orchard 18 Infectious diseases and immunisation, 265 Nigel Curtis, Mike Starr, Tom Connell, Nigel Crawford 19 Allergy and immunology, 305 Ralf Heine, Joanne Smart, Dean Tey 20 Genetics and metabolics, 320 David Amor, Joy Lee 21 Neonatal conditions, 330 Rod Hunt 22 Adolescent health, 345 Susan Sawyer, Michelle Telfer, Sonia Grover 23 Child development and disability, 357 Daryl Efron, Catherine Marraffa, Sheena Reilly, Dinah Reddihough 24 Sleep problems, 370 Margot Davey 25 Behaviour and mental health, 376 Chidambaram Prakash, Lionel Lubitz, Daryl Efron 26 Prescribing for children, 400 Noel Cranswick, Antun Bogovic 27 Immigrant health, 404 Georgia Paxton 28 The death of a child, 412 Jenny Hynson 29 Forensic medicine, 417 Anne Smith Appendices 1 Growth charts, 426 2 Pharmacopoeia, 443 3 Antimicrobial guidelines, 483 4 Formulae, 494 Index, 496
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About Michael Marks

Dr Amanda Gwee, Fellow in Infectious Diseases, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Romi Rimer, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children's Hospital, Australia.

Associate Professor Michael Marks MBBS MD MPH FRACP, Acting Director & Paediatrician, General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital and Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.
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