Management of gastroenteritis in children under five years
Adam Davies Staff Nurse in Paediatrics, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport, England
This article explores the causes and management of gastroenteritis in children under five years. It considers in particular national guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The importance of identifying and assessing dehydration is discussed, as well as its systematic management, carer education and infection prevention. Promoting carer competence, confidence and self-management is emphasised.
Nursing Standard. 29, 27,51-57. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.27.51.e9659
Received: 03 October 2014
Accepted: 15 December 2014
Published in print: 04 March 2015Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review