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Title Guidelines for the inpatient treatment of severely malnourished children / authors, Ann Ashworth [and others]
Published Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (48 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A. General principles for routine care (the '10 Steps') -- B. Emergency treatment of shock and severe anaemia -- C. Treatment of associated conditions -- D. Failure to respond to treatment -- E. Discharge before recovery is complete
Summary Severely malnourished children need special care. This book provides simple, practical guidelines for treating these children successfully and takes into account the limited resources of many hospitals and health units in developing countries. It is intended for doctors, nurses, dietitians and other health workers with responsibility for the medical and dietary management of severely malnourished children, and for their trainers and supervisors. The guidelines are authoritative and hospitals using them report substantial reductions in mortality. For example, mortality rates of 30-50% have fall
Analysis Malnutrition in children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 29)
Notes Print version record
Subject Malnutrition in children -- Treatment -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Starvation -- Treatment -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Child Nutrition Disorders -- therapy.
Deficiency Diseases -- therapy.
Infant Nutrition Disorders -- therapy.
Starvation -- therapy.
Genre/Form Guideline.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Ashworth, A. (Ann)
World Health Organization.
ISBN 1417523956 (electronic bk.)
9240680535 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9241546093 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781417523955 (electronic bk.)
9789240680531 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9789241546096 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)