Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care

Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care is the only resource of its kind that provides comprehensive guidelines for treating a wide range of symptoms experienced by children with life-limiting or complex health conditions.

Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care, now in its ninth edition, has become known as the symptom control ‘industry bible’ for professionals working in the field. It’s been designed to provide both practical support and hands on clinical information in the acute setting. It’s also been written in language that parents can easily understand, as doctors and nursing staff who care for children in the community often leave a copy in the family home so it is on hand for reference.

Packed with information about how to appropriately treat a wide range of symptoms including: infections, nausea and vomiting, seizures and muscle spasm, as well as pain management, the latest edition reflects the changes and developments in children’s palliative care, as well as seeking to address gaps in guidance on key topics. There is a new chapter on end of life management – responding to the key concern of how to manage the final stages of a child’s life. There are also major rewrites to the pain and gastrostomy sections. It also includes a comprehensive prescribing formulary, adapted from the Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine’s master formulary (second edition), to support those prescribing in children’s palliative medicine.

This resource is available from Together for Short Lives: Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care Free Download


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