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Author Ashworth, Ann
Title Guidelines for the Inpatient Treatment of Severely Malnourished Children
Imprint Albany : World Health Organization, 2003
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Descript 1 online resource (50 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A. General principles for routine care (the '10 Steps') -- Step 1. Treat/prevent hypoglycaemia -- Step 2. Treat/prevent hypothermia -- Step 3. Treat/prevent dehydration -- Step 4. Correct electrolyte imbalance -- Step 5. Treat/prevent infection -- Step 6. Correct micronutrient deficiencies -- Step 7. Start cautious feeding -- Step 8. Achieve catch-up growth -- Step 9. Provide sensory stimulation and emotional support -- Step 10. Prepare for follow-up after recovery -- B. Emergency treatment of shock and severe anaemia -- 1. Shock in severely malnourished children -- 2. Severe anaemia in malnourished children -- C. Treatment of associated conditions -- 1. Vitamin A deficiency -- 2. Dermatosis -- 3. Parasitic worms -- 4. Continuing diarrhoea -- 5. Tuberculosis (TB) -- D. Failure to respond to treatment -- 1. High mortality -- 2. Low weight gain during the rehabilitation phase -- E. Discharge before recovery is complete -- Appendix 1. Weight-for-height reference table -- Appendix 2. Monitoring records -- Appendix 3. Recipes for ReSoMal & electrolyte/mineral solution -- Appendix 4. Antibiotics reference table -- Appendix 5. Recipes for starter and catch-up formulas -- Appendix 6. Volume of F-75 to give for children of different weights -- Appendix 7. Volume of F-75 for children with severe (+++) oedema -- Appendix 8. Range of volumes for free feeding with F-100 -- Appendix 9. Weight record chart -- Appendix 10. Structured play activities -- Appendix 11. Discharge card
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 fallen to 5-15%. The instructions are clear, concise, and easy to follow. The aim is to help improve the quality of inpatient care and so prevent unnecessary deaths
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ashworth, Ann Guidelines for the Inpatient Treatment of Severely Malnourished Children Albany : World Health Organization,c2003 9789241546096
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