Author: Gina Johnson
Release Date: 2015-02-06
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.
Author: Gina Johnson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
The Third Edition of The Minor Illness Manual is fully revised, expanded and updated providing research-based protocols to enable nurses to manage a wide range of conditions based on up-to-date research. It outlines basic relevant clinical skills, cautions alert limitations of safe practice and defines the need for further referral. The simple, clear and easy to use format is perfect for primary healthcare teams, including practice nurses, nurse practitioners, general practitioners, health visitors, midwives, school nurses and practice receptionists. The Minor Illness Manual is also available as an open learning resource.
Author: Karen A. Luker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-01-30
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
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-07-22
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.
Author: David M B Hall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2006-09-07
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.
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.
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.
Succinct and highly illustrated, the third edition of this handy pocket guide enables practitioners to successfully manage common minor injuries in children at the point of care. Each chapter has been updated to reflect changes to the treatment for the injury based on recent research and new guidelines. The new edition includes: the latest recommended guidelines and procedures, for instant access to key information generous use of colour, warning boxes, icons, clinical tips and practical advice to help the reader find information at a glance numerous illustrations help explain more difficult concepts detailed guidance on when to treat, how to treat, when to refer or when minor trauma is indicative of a more serious diagnosis. This concise evidence-based book remains 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: Julie Briggs
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2015-05-22
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.
From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination is a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide to the developmental examination of pre-school children. This book has been developed alongside the original From Birth to Five Years as a companion volume that expands on the normative developmental stages outlined in Mary Sheridan’s pioneering work in the field, by offering practical guidance for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with putting the theory behind children’s developmental progress into practice in a real-life setting. This book is based on up-to-date research into current child development philosophies and practices, and aims to support the wider group of professionals that are required to assess children’s developmental progress as part of their day-to-day working practices. The book begins with a practical framework for developmental examination, then progresses through each of the key physical, cognitive and social developmental assessment areas, offering guidance on enquiry and observation, and how to chart typical and atypical patterns, with ‘red flags’ for recognising significant delay or abnormality. Advice is also given on how to make sense of the findings and how best to communicate this information to parents. To consolidate and expand on the practical and theoretical information across this book and the original From Birth to Five Years, a new companion website is available at www.routledge.com/cw/sharma, which includes the following additional learning material: An interactive timeline of the key developmental domains Introductions to theory with links to further reading Research summaries Video clips demonstrating practical assessment skills
Author: David Hall
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-07-06
Previous editions of "The Child Surveillance Handbook" have built its reputation as the essential reference guide for GPs, health visitors and other members of the healthcare team in primary care. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition remains the authoritative guide to child surveillance - promoting the health, welfare and life chances of children.
Author: A. Sahib El-Radhi
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
Release Date: 2013
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: Mary Sheridan
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational
Release Date: 1998
From Birth to Five Years is a unique guide to children's developmental progress. Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, it has become a classic text for students in many fields and is also widely recognised by professionals as an excellent source of reference. The book clearly sets out each stage of development in young children, explaining the variance in age at which different children acquire the same skills and abilities.