Management of gastroenteritis in children under five years
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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.

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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 2015

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review