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Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources

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English: Web Page French: PDF [4.3MB] Portuguese: PDF [3.2MB] Russian: PDF [3.5MB]


This manual is intended 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 for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. It focuses on the inpatient management of the major causes of childhood mortality, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, severe malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, measles, HIV infection, and related conditions.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Russian
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Physician's Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Midwives/Traditional Birth Attendants, Other Healthcare Workers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children
Resource Type: Clinical Tools