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Manual on paediatric HIV care and treatment for district hospitals [electronic resource] : addendum to the Pocket book of hospital care of children.
imprint
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, Departments of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) and HIV/AIDS, [2011]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (viii, 132 pages)) : illustrations
ISBN
9789241501026
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, Departments of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) and HIV/AIDS, [2011]
isbn
9789241501026
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"It is an addendum to the 'Pocket book of Hospital Care for Children,' as well as to IMAI and IMCI guidelines. WHO initiated the collaborative development of this manual because existing guidelines, including the 'Pocket Book of Hospital care of Children,' were found inadequate to provide specific guidance for the complex management of paediatric HIV at district hospitals."--Page 1.
At head of title: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).
Title from PDF title page.
abstract
HIV/AIDS affects the health and welfare of children and undermines hard-won gains in child survival in some of the highly-affected countries. The 'Manual on paediatric HIV care and treatment for district hospitals' aims to help improve clinical skills among health workers in resource-limited settings. It is intended for use by doctors, middle-level practitioners such as clinical officers and senior nurses in the management of HIV-exposed and -infected infants and children at district hospital levels. The manual consists of two parts. The first part deals with the management of HIV-infected children when they present with common illnesses and opportunistic infections: cough or difficult breathing, diarrhoea (acute and persistent), fever and malnutrition, anaemia and other haematological manifestations. The second part of the manual covers HIV specific management including diagnosis of HIV infection in infants and children, routine care of HIV-exposed and -infected children, antiretroviral therapy, nutritional support, pain management as well as disclosure and psychosocial support.
catalogue key
11752554
 
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