Manual for the health care of children in emergencies- Sambal member upload

Manual for the health care of children in emergencies These guidelines are to assist in the care of children in emergencies. They are designed to serve as a reference manual for the evaluation and management of children health in emergencies. It pro

BY: Manoj Kumar
Original Source / Author: World Health Organization 06 Dec, 2017
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Manual for the health care of children in  emergencies

These guidelines are to assist in the care of children in emergencies. They are designed to serve as a reference manual for the evaluation and management of children health   in emergencies. It provides the basis for the training of health care workers. The target audience is first level health workers who provide care to children under the age of 5 years. This  manual with  other WHO guidelines is  designed to reduce child morbidity and mortality .it addresses  the major causes of child morbidity and mortality in emergencies. These causes are:
•    diarrheal  diseases
•    acute respiratory tract infections
•    measles
•    malaria
•    severe bacterial infections
•    malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies
•    injuries
•    burns
•    Poisoning.
The guideline addresses emergency resuscitation, management of trauma and burns, care of the newborn and young infant. The guidelines conclude with suggestions for integrating the prevention and care of children within the local context and broader health care delivery system. The provision of care to children in emergencies requires more than just the health care worker. This manual was drafted for the World Health Organization. 

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