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Please submit your input: "WHO hospital care for children guidelines: what do users need?"

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in Archives of Disease in Childhood, entitled "WHO hospital care for children guidelines: what do users need?"

In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) is revising the Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, and they are seeking your input.

Please let the WHO know how you think the Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children needs to be revised for the coming decade, as countries work to recovery after COVID-19 and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Please email your suggestions with the subject heading: “Feedback on Hospital Care for Children” to: trevor.duke@rch.org.au

To access the full publication online, please visit:
https://adc.bmj.com/content/105/8/711

To view the WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children (2013), please visit
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK154447/

OVERVIEW:

In 2020, the World Health Organization is revising the Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children and we need your input. The Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children contains guidelines for the management of common childhood illnesses. The target audience is non-specialist or junior doctors or clinical officers, paediatric and general nurses and other healthcare workers who find themselves providing care for sick children in settings such as at district or provincial hospitals in low-income and middle-income countries. It is not a textbook of paediatrics, but an evidence-based practical clinical guideline. We want to know what you like about the book, where there are gaps, whether new diseases or conditions should be included, and whether any differences in formatting or structure or companion resources would make it easier to use. We seek your input on what, when and for whom a physical book is still useful, and for what needs it might be better to provide online content.