Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resourcesby World Health Organization
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
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.
"... Wow! If only this book had been around when we were overseas in Namibia and India respectively.... This book is an absolute must for anyone caring for children in areas of the world where resources are limited. If you are toying with the idea of doing a stint overseas (VSO/RCPCH fellowship, for example) this book will convince you to go. It speaks of an overwhelmingly 'real' medicine where children are properly sick, where your skills count, where you can change lives, and where the banding of your rota pales into insignificance....It comes highly recommended."
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