Paediatric Primary Health Care by J.D. IrelandPaediatric Primary Health Care by J.D. Ireland

Paediatric Primary Health Care

byJ.D. Ireland, D.J. Power, D Woods

Paperback | August 31, 2006

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This is the updated edition of a medical handbook that deals with basic paediatric and childhood conditions. The book deals with these issues in an accessible, clear, and concise manner. The South African Government's focus on the provision of primary health care makes this text particularlyvaluable as it deals with paediatric issues related to primary health. Due to a shortage of doctors, nursing staff are expected to provide necessary services. This book equips nurses with the skills to deal with the required procedures. The book is therefore aimed primarily at nurses and, beingwritten by paediatricians, is medically sound. It has been overviewed for relevance to nurses. It presents theory in an interactive fashion, to ensure that training takes place for nurses who are required to take on more and more responsibilities in primary health care facilities.
J.D. Ireland, D.J. Power, and D. Woods are all with the University of Cape Town. F. Desai is with the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Title:Paediatric Primary Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 7.28 × 4.57 × 1.06 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195784049

ISBN - 13:9780195784046


Table of Contents

1. History and physical examination2. Physical growth and development3. Infant feeding4. The newborn5. Cardiovascular system6. Central nervous system7. Ear, nose, mouth, and throat8. Gastrointestinal system9. Haematology10. Infectious diseases11. HIV infection12. Ophthalmology13. Parasites14. Renal15. Respiratory tract16. Skin diseases17. Common surgical problems18. Miscellaneous19. EmergenciesAppendix A - Procedures and techniquesAppendix B - Protocols of management for some common conditionsAppendix C - Commonly used medications and dosage guidelines