American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

World Health Organization; Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID); Institute for Child Health IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo” (Italy); International Paediatric Association
WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources

World Health Organization. (2005).
Geneva (Switzerland): WHO Press, 398 pages.

AGREE Rating: Recommended with Provisos

Description:

This guideline provides recommendations for the first level management of illness in young children. The intended audiences are doctors, senior nurses, and other senior health workers in developing countries.  

Recommendations:

  • Assessment/Diagnosis
    • Assessment Areas
      • Swallowing/Feeding - Babies with low birth weight or cleft palate may exhibit feeding difficulties. The guideline recommends assessment and ongoing monitoring of feeding and growth.  
      • Speech - Babies with cleft palate may have difficulties with speech development. Follow up post-surgery is recommended to monitor speech development.
      • Hearing - Babies with cleft palate may exhibit middle-ear infections. The guideline recommends monitoring of hearing post-surgery. 

Keywords: Craniofacial Disorders

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Added to Compendium: November 2011

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