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HANDi App for Paediatric Advice (Childrens health)

HANDi Taunton has been developed by the Paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses:

Parent/career guidance includes illness specific home assessment guidelines, signposting to the appropiate healthcare setting, and illness information. Each of the 6 common childhood illnesses has a home care plan to help parents/carers provide the best support for their child.

Assessment guidelines are prvided for both healthcare professionals in the community and at Musgrove Park Hospital. Guidelines have been developed using a traffic light system that guides professionals to the most appropiate healthcare advice, support or refferal for an individual child. These intergrated guidelines should help parents/carers feel that they are getting consistent advice wherever and whenever their child is seen.

Both parents/carers and healthcare professionals are ecouraged to look at each of the 3 pathways for each of the 6 common conditions.

The conditions covered are:

  • Dairrhoea (Gastroenteritis)
  • Chesty Baby (Bronchiolitis)
  • Chesty Child (Wheeze and Asthma)
  • High temperature
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Common newborn problems

To download HANDi for free, please use the following links: