IMAI District Clinician Manual: Hospital Care for Adolescents and Adults. Package Vol 1 & 2 + Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children. Second edition
Guidelines for the Management of Illnesses with Limited Resources
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241548380 ISBN-10    924154838X
Order Number    11502830 Format    Package
Price    CHF    70.00 / US$    84.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     2011        1410   pages
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This manual is written for clinicians working at the district hospital (first-level referral care) who diagnose and manage sick adolescents and adults in resource-constrained settings. It aims to support clinical reasoning, and to provide an effective clinical approach and protocols for the management of common and serious or potentially life-threatening conditions at the district hospital. The target audience thus includes doctors, clinical officers, health officers and senior nurse practitioners. It has been designed to be applicable in both high and low HIV prevalence settings.

The manual is divided into two volumes. The first volume covers emergency triage assessment and treatment, and acute care for a severely ill or injured patient for approximately the first 24 hours of care. This volume also describes the clinical procedures commonly used in this care, and gives a summary of drugs used and the steps necessary for infection control.

Volume 2 provides a symptom-based approach to clinical care for acute and subacute conditions (including mental health), short summaries of the management of diseases which affect multiple systems of the body, focusing on communicable diseases, and the chronic or long-term management of HIV, TB, alcohol and substance use disorders. Future editions may incorporate the chronic management of non-communicable diseases.

This package also contains a copy of the Pocket book of hospital care for children. Second edition. 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 centres where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.