Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546706 ISBN-10    9241546700
Order Number    11500626 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    10.00
English     2005        398   pages
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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.

"... 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."
-- Archives of Disease in Childhood

Companion volumes to this book: IMAI District Clinician Manual: Hospital Care for Adolescents and Adults. Package Vol 1 & 2