Friday, December 20, 2013

New book spotlight: Management of Severe Malaria: A Practical Handbook

Added to the Matas library collection in December 2013, Management of Severe Malaria: A Practical Handbook is a publication of the World Health Organization that aims to assist health care practitioners in the treatment of severe and complicated malaria.

Included in this handbook are guidelines for treating severe and complicated malaria. These guidelines are broken down into 7 sections:
  • Diagnosis
  • General Management and Nursin
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Pregnancy
  • Prognostic Indicators
  • Common Errors
Also included are 9 annexes with the following information:
  • Selected further readings
  • Members of the review committee for the handbook
  • Performing and interpreting rapid diagnostic tests
  • Notes on antimalarial drugs
  • Coma scales
  • Setting up an intra-osseous infusion for children
  • Measuring jugular venous pressure
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Calculating volumes of maintenance fluids and blood transfusions 
Check out this book, and other new additions to our collection, on the  New Books book cart in the Commons area of the library.