Title: Minor illness in the under fives: A guide for health visitors
Author: Gina Johnson
Reducing the numbers of children and young people presenting at busy emergency departments or GP surgeries when they could be better cared for at home is an important priority for all healthcare staff.
Managing minor illness has been identified as one of the six ‘Early Years High Impact Areas’ for health visitors, from whom parents and carers will seek advice and support when a young child presents with signs and symptoms of concern.
A concise and portable book that functions as an evidence-based source of information to help health visitors assess and advise parents and carers appropriately is an ideal tool. This text fits the bill perfectly.