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Infectious Diseases in Children: A Clinical Guide for Nurses Tara Walker Author

Dealing with children who have or may be exposed to infectiousdiseases takes extra special care. Immature body systemscannot handle exposure to disease in the same way as adultsystems. Action must be taken swiftly but carefully and all thoseinvolved with the sick child must know what they are doing.The particular audience for this book is not nurses who work all the time with children (though they will find it a quick and easyreference). This book is for nurses who all the time with children (though they will find it a quick and easyreference). This book is for nurses who work onlyi occasionallywith children, nurses who need easy access to information aboutinfectious diseases as they affect children, e.g. incubation times,isolation methods and notifications requirements.An important difference about this book is that it views nurses andthe child's family as members of the same team. Each chapter of the book includes a section on Education for Carers, being those at homewho are looking after a child with an infectious disease. The informationfor nurses to pass on to families is direct and helpful; in fact the book itself can be recommended to families with young children as ahandy reference.In the author's own words, 'this book is up to date and applicable in busy clinical areas'. It is highly recommended for all nurses working inclinical situations. read more