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Essential Clinical Handbook for Common Paediatric Cases

A Practical Guide to Assessing Children in General Practice, A and E and the Paediatric Assessment Unit (Developmedica)



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The Essential Clinical Handbook for Common Paediatric Cases: A Practical Guide to Assessing Children in General Practice, A and E and the Paediatric Assessment Unit (Developmedica) by Edward Snelson
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Not sure what to do when faced with a crying baby and demanding parent on the ward? Would you like a definitive guide on how to manage commonly encountered paediatric cases? This clear and concise clinical handbook has been written to help doctors approach the initial assessment and management of paediatric cases commonly encountered by Junior Doctors, GP's and GP Specialty Trainee's. The children who make paediatrics so fun, can also make it more than a little daunting for even the most confident doctor. This insightful guide has been written based on the author's extensive experience within both a General Practice and hospital setting. Intended as a practical guide to common paediatric problems it will increase confidence and satisfaction in managing these conditions. Each chapter provides a clear structure for investigating potential paediatric illnesses including clinical and non-clinical advice covering background, how to assess, pitfalls to avoid, FAQs and what to tell parents. This helpful guide provides : A problem/symptom based approach to common paediatric conditions An essential guide for any doctor assessing children on the front line Provides easy-to-follow and step-by-step guidance on how to approach different paediatric conditions Useful both as a textbook and a quick reference guide when needed on the ward This engaging and easy to use guide will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to effectively diagnose and manage commonly encountered paediatric cases both within a primary and secondary care setting.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Neonatal Jaundice Chapter 2: Faltering Growth (Failure to Thrive) Chapter3: The wheezy child Bronchiolitis Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Wheeze associated with Viral Illnesses Asthma Chapter 4:The child with stridor or barking cough Chapter 5: The febrile child Possible Sepsis Meningitis Urinary Tract Infection Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Chapter 6: Abdominal Pain The surgical abdomen Non-specific abdominal pain Chapter 7: Funny do's Chapter 8: Constipation Chapter 9: Diarrhoea and vomiting Chapter 10: Child protection concerns All chapters will include the following sections: Introduction and overview What to look for in the history and diagnosis The pitfalls to avoid (dos and don'ts) The suggested management of each problem Some indication of what hospital paediatricians may have to add to diagnosis. A flowchart where useful

Author Biography

Edward Snelson: After working as a GP partner for five years Edward decided to become a hospital paediatrician based on a desire to spend all of his time doing what he enjoys most, treating children. He is also an enthusiastic teacher of colleagues and medical students. During his career, Edward has gained a great deal of experience treating children and teaching in a variety of environments. It is with this in mind that he has written this book as a quick reference guide to help doctors deal effectively with common paediatric problems.
Release date Australia
July 28th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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