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Ministry of Health Kenya
This pocket book is mainly aimed at doctors, clinical officers, nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of sick newborns and young children. We hope it helps people at all levels although it mainly targets those having to provide basic hospital care . The guidelines consider such facilities should have:- (1) capacity to do certain essential investigations such as blood smear for malaria parasites, estimation of haemoglobin or packed cell volume, blood glucose, blood grouping and cross matching, basic microscopy of CSF and urine, bilirubin determination for neonates, and chest X-rays and (2) essential drugs available for the care of seriously sick children. They are not aimed at tertiary or university hospitals although we hope they may be found useful for less experienced practitioners even in such settings for defining basic, evidence-informed care.
|Issue:||November 2013 Edition|
|Document Type:||Policy Documents|
|Health Topic:||Clinical Guidelines|
|Access this Publication||basic_paediatric_procotols_november_2013.pdf|