Have you ever felt helpless when your child - or a child in your care - became unwell and you weren't sure what was wrong? Have you ever been faced with an emergency situation involving a child and not had the first idea what to do? Would you know what to do if your child stopped breathing and their heart stopped beating?
What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick is designed to help parents and carers recognise severe illness and deterioration in children, and enable them to make a decision about whether a child is slightly unwell, and can be taken to the GP the next day; moderately ill, and needs to be taken to the Emergency Department, but can stay in the waiting room, and when 000 should be called.
It also aims to cover almost every conceivable medical emergency you might face with your child, as well as a wide range of less serious, but nonetheless frightening, medical situations, such as the management of broken bones, seizures and burns.
The must-have manual for parents and anyone looking after children - from teachers to babysitters, nannies, day-care staff and preschool teachers - this book will be an invaluable addition to every bookshelf.
Most of the books in this under-served area appear to be British, Canadian or American. What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick is specifically aimed at the Australian and New Zealand market, with its references to emergency numbers and hospital procedures.