Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Editor(s): Kate Thomson, Dean Tey, Michael Marks

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051

About this Book

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
• 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 care.

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Emergencies

  2. Part 2: Procedures and Pain Management

    1. Chapter 4

      Pain Management (pages 54–70)

      George Chalkiadis, Greta Palmer and Jane Munro

  3. Part 3: Fluids and Nutrition

    1. Chapter 6

      Nutrition (pages 85–101)

      Julie Bines, Kay Gibbons and Michele Meehan

    2. Chapter 8

      Obesity (pages 105–109)

      Kay Gibbons, Zoë McCallum and Matthew Sabin

  4. Part 4: Child Public Health

  5. Part 5: Development

  6. Part 6: Psychosocial Problems

    1. Chapter 16

      Child Psychiatry (pages 187–201)

      Maria McCarthy and Chidambaram Prakash

    2. Chapter 18

      The Death of a Child (pages 211–223)

      Peter McDougall, Jenny Hynson and Mary O'Toole

  7. Part 7: Medicine and Surgery

    1. Chapter 25

      Endocrine Conditions (pages 298–325)

      Margaret Zacharin, Garry Warne, Fergus Cameron and George Werther

    2. Chapter 30

      Infectious Diseases (pages 380–421)

      Nigel Curtis, Mike Starr and Joshua Wolf

    3. Chapter 33

      Neurologic Conditions (pages 452–471)

      Andrew Kornberg, Simon Harvey, Mark Mackay and Wirginia Maixner

  8. Appendices

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