The term childhood
disease refers to disease that is contracted or becomes symptomatic before the
age of 18 years old. Many of these diseases can also be contracted by adults.
This book explains about some childhood diseases.
This lecture note on pediatric and child health is written for nurses
at diploma level by considering the epidemiology and the burden of illness on
younger age groups. In this lecture note, the authors present concise summaries
of the evidence that has been published in the scientific journals and texts
which have a similar profile in the Ethiopian context. Topics covered includes:
History Taking And Physical Examination, Essential Nursing Care For Hospitalized
Children, Care Of The New Born, Congenital Abnormalities, Normal Growth And
Development, Nutrition And Nutritional Deficiencies, Acute Respiratory
Infections, Control Of Diarrhea, Systemic Diseases, Vaccine Preventable
Diseases, Common Genetic Problems Of Children.
Author(s): Teklebrhan Tema, Tsegaye Asres, Jimma
note covers the following topics: Paediatric Emergencies, Gastrointestinal
Disorders, Respiratory Disease, Ear Nose And Throat Conditions, Cardiovascular
Diseases, Central Nervous System, Endocrine System Conditions, Neonatology
Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric and Surgical Issues has 8 chapters which are
placed in 4 different sections, to enlighten patients and pediatricians on
current developments on specific pediatric issues.The book is not a classic
pediatric text book. It shows different approaches to some pediatric topics.It
describe some specific issues related to nursing, psychiatric and surgical
book highlights the most commonly encountered cases in paediatric practice.
This is a useful guide for the undergraduate medical students preparing for
the practical and viva voce competitive examinations. Postgraduate students,
practicing paediatricians and teachers find it a valuable reference source.
of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine