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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is a common problem in children of all ages. There are many possible causes – in fact, there are too many to list in a book such as this on basic care of sick children. Many of these problems go away without any specific medical attention. Parents and carers are therefore most interested in knowing about the more seriouscauses of abdominal pain, such as appendicitis and other problems that might require medical assessment and, possibly, surgery.

Contents include

  • Making an assessment
  • Appendicitis
  • Constipation
  • Intussusception
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Other causes of abdominal pain
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Author / Editor Biographies

Gerry has many years of paediatric nursing experience, including 16 years in the Emergency Department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The last 10 years at this renowned hospital were spent as a clinical nurse educator. Gerry currently works part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne and runs her own business in paediatric health education. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who attend her lectures. Gerry is also the author of the highly successful Ausmed book entitled Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide.

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