Management of the child with a serious infection or severe malnutrition : guidelines for care at the first-referral level in developing countries.

"This manual is part of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)."--Foreword.

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Corporate Author: World Health Organization. Dept. of Child and Adolescent Health and Development.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Geneva : World Health Organization, 2000.
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Summary:"This manual is part of a series of documents and tools that support the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)."--Foreword.

This manual 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 expert clinical guidelines for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. The manual focuses on the inpatient management of the major causes of childhood mortality, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, severe malnutrition,, malaria, meningitis, measles, and related conditions. Descriptions of expensive treatment options are deliberately omitted from the manual.

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General Notes:WHO document: WHO/FCH/CAH/00.1 - Dist: General - Original: Eng.
Physical Description:xiii, 162 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9241545313