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Child and adolescent common health problems 

Child and adolescent common health problems
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Child and adolescent common health problems
Author(s):

Vari Drennan

and Claire Goodman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199653720.003.0007
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date: 26 November 2020

Primary care nurses and health visitors have different types of roles in working with families and young people. Some nurses and health visitors are more involved in the treatments and monitoring of conditions, while others are more involved in psychological support, counselling roles, and signposting to support groups and others services. This chapter provides information on the incidence, causes, treatment, care management, advice, and support (including voluntary organizations) for common illnesses and health problems in childhood and adolescence. It begins with information on caring for a sick baby and child, and when to seek medical help. It ends with information on actions to be taken in event of a sudden unexpected death of an infant.

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