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ABC of One to Seven, 5th Edition

ABC of One to Seven, 5th Edition

Bernard Valman

ISBN: 978-1-444-31686-5

Sep 2009, BMJ Books

168 pages

$47.99

Description

The ABC of One to Seven is a practical guide to the management of common physical and emotional problems of early childhood. New chapters include the prevention and management of obesity, behavioural and emotional problems, ADHD, autism, the child with fever, and changes in access to medical and social services.

Including the latest NICE guidelines and advice on when to refer and how to manage the problem afterwards, each chapter provides relevant websites and resources for health workers.

The ABC of One to Seven and the companion book, ABC of the First Year, have become standard guides for general practitioners, trainee doctors, medical students, midwives, nurses and health visitors. They are indispensible reference books for family doctor surgeries, emergency and outpatient departments, wards and libraries.

Contributors vii

Preface viii

1 Talking to Children 1
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2 The Terrible Twos 3
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3 Sleep Problems 6
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4 Respiratory Tract Infection 10
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5 Tonsillitis and Otitis Media 14
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6 Stridor 18
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7 Asthma 21
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8 Acute Abdominal Pain 28
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9 Recurrent Abdominal Pain 32
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10 Vomiting and Acute Diarrhoea 35
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11 Chronic Diarrhoea 39
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12 Urinary Tract Infection 43
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13 Nocturnal Enuresis 48
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14 Systolic Murmurs 51
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15 Growth Failure 53
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16 Prevention and Management of Obesity 57
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17 Common Rashes 60
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18 Infectious Diseases 64
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19 Paediatric Dermatology 69
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20 Febrile Convulsions 77
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21 Epilepsy 80
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22 Recurrent Headache 83
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23 Poisoning 86
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24 Accidents 90
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25 Severely Ill Children 94
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26 Basic Life Support in the Community 100
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27 The Child with Fever 102
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28 Behaviour Problems 105
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29 Children with Special Needs 108
Daphne Keen

30 School Failure 112
Ruth Levere

31 Minor Orthopaedic Problems 115
John Fixsen

32 Limp 119
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33 Services for Children: Primary Care 122
Ed Peile

34 Services for Children: The Community 128
Arlene Boroda

35 Services for Children: Outpatient Clinics and Day-Care 131
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36 Services for Children: Emergency Department Ambulatory and Inpatients 134
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37 Audit in Primary Care Paediatrics 138
Ed Peile

38 Child Abuse 141
Arlene Boroda

39 Services for Children: Children’s Social Care 144
Ron Lock

40 Useful Information 147
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Acknowledgements 153

Index 154

Provides a guide to the diseases, developmental disorders, and emotional problems of early childhood

Each chapter contains concise advice on the child health problems most frequently encountered by primary health care workers

Includes new chapters on prevention and management of obesity, immunisation, and a section on ADHD and autism with guidance on what to refer and when, and how to manage afterwards

Includes a Development Chart, covering the full age range, showing the normal range and different cut-offs, in different abilities and activities

Includes an appendix of patient resources including links to organisations, the department of health and the Royal Colleges, and a chapter explaining NHS direct and changes to legislation for social services following the Children Act