This small, practical book explains how health professionals can assess a sick child. It includes home care advice, referral criteria and prescribing information. Written by the UK's leading expert in minor illness, it provides concise, evidence-based advice to guide their management. Any health professional who is equipped with a thermometer and a torch will be able to use the simple techniques and guidance in this book to assess a child with a minor illness.
A Guide for Health Visitors
Author: Gina Johnson
This fully revised third edition provides research-based protocols enabling nurses to manage a wide range of conditions based upon up-to-date research.
Author: Gina Johnson,Chris Ellis (MB.)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
This timely and relevant new edition of an established and well regarded text is essential reading for those training to become health visitors and those who are practitioners working with and in the community. As we celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the profession in 2012, Health Visiting: A Rediscovery has been thoroughly revised and updated since the last edition to reflect the many developments in health policy, public health priorities and health visiting practice. The focus of the book, however, remains the same: placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working w.
Author: Karen A. Luker,Jean Orr,Gretl A. McHugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Handbook for Nurses in General Practice
Author: Margaret Perry
There is a dearth of written work relating specifically to the emergency care of the child. Why this should be the case is perhaps not as perplexing as it may initially appear: although children make up between 25% and 30% of the attendance of many emergency departments, constituting approximately 3.5 million attendances a year (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) 1999, 2007), there has until recently been little specific provision made for them.Whilst not addressing all of the challenges it is hoped that this work will provide some of the necessary knowledge for emergency nurses and nurse practitioners, emergency care practitioners, medical care practitioners, physiotherapy practitioners, pre-hospital staff and medical staff working in emergency departments, minor injury units, walk-in centres, out of hours services and other emergency care settings, that will enable them to enhance the care of the child with minor injury or illness.
Author: James Bethel
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
Category: Electronic books
The fourth edition of this seminal text retains its focus on placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working with children, families, individuals and communities. Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes and developments in health policy, public health priorities, and health visiting. It considers the public health role of the health visitor, and the important role and responsibilities the health visitor has with safeguarding children to ensure the child has the best possible start in life. Key features: Fully updated throughout, with new content on practice and policy developments Takes into account the challenges and changing role of the health visitor, and the need to ensure that their practice is evidenced-based Includes an additional chapter on working in a multicultural society with a discussion on some of the challenges faced by health visitors Discusses and debates the practice of public health and working with communities Examines the role of the health visitor with safeguarding and child protection, as well as working within a multi-professional team Features case studies and learning activities Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice is essential reading for student health visitors, public health nurses, and those on community placements, as well as other health practitioners working with and in the community.
Preparation for Practice
Author: Karen A. Luker,Gretl A. McHugh,Rosamund M. Bryar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Since publication of the fourth edition of this highly successful book, there have been a number of Government initiatives, reports and policies on how the health of children can best be protected and promoted. This revised fourth edition incorporates recent material on the National Service Framework, 'Every Child Matters', the public health report 'Choosing Health', and the Children Act. It has also been informed by new research on a variety of topics including Sure Start, obesity, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and language acquisition. Health for all Children 4/e (revised) continues the themes of previous editions, in particular highlighting the growing evidence that behavioural problems and educational failure are not inevitable, and can be prevented. Thus the role of screening for developmental problems, while not ignored, is set in the context of what can be done to promote language development, reading, and enthusiasm for learning. Changes made to the fourth edition, and continued in this revised edition, include dealing with the health care needs of children of school age as well as pre-school children. It also outlines the needs of special groups of children, including those who are vulnerable or disabled and those living in unusual circumstances. The legislative framework is outlined and hallmarks of good practice described. Promoting children's health is a key focus, with updated information on nutrition and injury prevention, and emphasis on the importance of parent education and support, language, and literacy skills, with a review of behavioural management programmes for parents. It also describes the duties laid on PCTs with regard to education and social services support. This established and successful book continues to be essential reading for all health professionals who work with children, whether in the community or at the receiving end of referrals. It will also provide vital background knowledge for those charged with the responsibility of planning, commissioning and monitoring. This revised fourth edition provides the most up to date evidence in a rapidly changing field.
Revised Fourth Edition
Author: David M B Hall,David Elliman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Deals with the field of community public health. This book reflects the positive emphasis on developing and describing various services in relation to their purpose and client/user group.
Author: Sarah Cowley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Succinct and highly illustrated, this handy pocket guide enables doctors, nurses and emergency care practitioners to successfully manage common minor injuries in children at the point of care. Key features of this book: Concise, evidence-based text including the latest recommended guidelines and procedures for instant access to key information Includes generous use of colour, warning boxes, icons, clinical tips and practical advice to help the reader find information at a glance Detailed guidance on when to treat, how to treat, when to refer or when minor trauma is indicative of a more serious diagnosis Numerous illustrations help explain more difficult concepts This book is an essential purchase for junior doctors, nurse practitioners and emergency care practitioners in the emergency department, minor injury centre or primary care facility. It is a touchstone for all those seeing children following minor injury or trauma.
Author: Ffion CW Davies,Colin E Bruce,Kate Taylor-Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
Flexible, easy to integrate into everyday practice, and based on more than 25 years of research and clinical experience, this observational tool and handbook gives clinicians a systematic way to help parents respond with confidence to their newborn's
The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition remains the authoritative guide to child surveillance - promoting the health, welfare and life chances of children.
Author: David M. B. Hall,Jonathan Williams,David Elliman
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
The highly-acclaimed Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic has a 97 per cent success rate in resolving children's sleep problems. Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night with step-by-step advice that gets right to the heart of the problem. From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods. Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks.
Solving Sleep Problems from Newborn Through Childhood
Author: Millpond Sleep Clinic
Essential Paediatrics in Primary Care covers the entire breadth of paediatric practice. Written by a team with frontline experience of the challenges and dilemmas faced in diagnosing and treating children in primary care, this practical text contains clear, evidence-based guidance about managing children in primary care and considers when referral to hospital is appropriate. The concise, list-based format enables a rapid, confident and knowledgeable diagnosis to be reached in the short time available in general practice. This reference book is invaluable for General Practitioners and GP trainees wanting to keep abreast of recent progress in paediatric care, but is also ideal for nurse practitioners, health visitors, medical students and paediatricians considering a career in general practice.
Author: A. Sahib El-Radhi,Stephen Gregson,Navreet Paul,John Spicer
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
This brand new title provides a highly illustrated and unambiguous introduction to most common presentations encountered in GP surgeries, in minor injury units and emergency departments. It provides the basic information required to identify and manage these conditions, as well as highlighting the pitfalls and the key diagnoses not to be missed. Minor Injury and Minor Illness at a Glance: Presents the perfect combination of text and image; double page spreads enable quick access to information for readers in a pressurised environment Covers a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses in one illustrated, full colour volume Identifies key diagnoses not to be missed with red flags Contains Short Answer Questions (SAQs) to help test learning and recognition Includes a companion website featuring Short Answer Questions (SAQs) and flashcards, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/minorinjury Minor Injury and Minor Illness at a Glance is the perfect preparation guide or aide memoire for placements in acute or primary care, ideal for medical students, junior doctors, GP trainees and nurse practitioners.
Author: Francis Morris,Jim Wardrope,Shammi Ramlakhan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book is an essential resource for health visiting students that reflects the key changes required of health visiting practice at the beginning of the new millennium. It is a key text for specialist practitioner programmes and also for existing practitioners who are furthering their practice and academic development. It brings together the elements of theory and practice which are essential to health visiting practice. The book is research based and uses relevant evidence to support discussions. A particular strength is the use of case studies and practice examples to illustrate the theoretical discussions. Comprehensive coverage of all areas of health visiting practice will give the new practitioner confidence Case studies help to relate the theory to practice The up to date evidence base includes the latest research The wide range of contributors ensures that the content is written by experts in their field Coverage of aggression and violence, the needs of ethnic minorities, and complementary therapies reflects the growing role of the HV in relation to contemporary issues Fully updated throughout to reflect changes in practice including re-organisation of the health care service, changes in social policy, child protection and nurse prescribing. New chapters on Working with individuals and families; Working with social groups and communities; Working with socially excluded groups; Quality improvement through leading and managing change; and Nurse prescribing. Content reorganised to reflect changes in emphasis of various issues in practice Addition of useful websites for further information
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Author: Anne Robotham,Marion Frost
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
"Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. This rapid-access resource delivers more than 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the caller should seek emergency care immediately, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are then provided. Simple, direct, and useful, this is the most comprehensive and user-friendly telephone triage book available"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Julie Briggs,Julie K. Briggs
Publisher: Briggs, Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses098227
This is a revised edition of the classic guide to children's developmental progress. Over 120 illustrations clearly set out each stage of development in young children.
Children's Developmental Progress
Author: Ajay Sharma,Mary D. Sheridan,Marion Frost
"A clear and concise clinical handbook on how to approach the initial assessment of common paediatric cases encountered by Junior Doctors, GP's, GP Specialty Trainees and Allied Healthcare Professionals. "
A Practical Guide to Assessing Children in General Practice, a and E and the Paediatric Assessment Unit
Author: Edward Snelson
Publisher: BPP Learning Media Limited (Medical)
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Author: Health and Safety Executive (Hse)