• Softcover

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is a leading clinical and training centre in paediatrics. This Handbook

is a highly popular, succinct guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. It is used far beyond

the hospital by medical, nursing, and allied health professionals caring for children. It emphasizes the

community-based approach to the management of children's problems along with clinical management by the doctor of

first contact. This new 8th edition has been updated in line with the Hospital's Clinical Practice Guidelines and

features clear illustrations and diagnostic and management algorithms.

The must have management guide for all paediatric clinicians and students

With today’s busy clinician requiring an reliable, ‘one-stop-shop’ to questions on important paediatric

conditions, who better to present the latest edition of a popular paediatric handbook than the team at The Royal

Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, long-regarded as the leading clinical and training centre for Paediatric Medicine

in Australia?

Some of the exciting new features of the 8th edition include:
• New chapters on sleep, continence, slow weight gain (failure to thrive) and obesity
• Extensively revised chapters on renal conditions, pain management and immigrant health
• New topics on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (pumps), cystic fibrosis, stroke and management of

illicit drug poisoning
• Links to useful internet websites are now included, indicated by a www symbol in the text margins
• A new supplementary website at www.rchhandbook.org
• Resuscitation guide and Australian Immunisation schedule on inside covers

Besides being a clinical management guide to paediatrics, this is also an excellent supplemental handbook for

students, junior medical staff and any medical practitioners needing a tool to enable fast decisions at point of


Review of the previous edition
“ This is an excellent handbook, which is most comprehensive and easy to use. It is highly recommended for all

resident and registrar staff in paediatric hospitals and paediatric units. “
- Journal of Paediatric Child Health

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ISBN: 9781405174008
Series: Handbook
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: Jan 3, 2009
Cover: softcover
Pages: 656
Weight: 1.130 kg
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