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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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Gerry has over 40 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 then worked for 16 years part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east and also ran her own business in paediatric health education. She retired from clinical nursing in December 2017 but continues with her teaching to nurses and community groups. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who at...

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