What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? What is the best remedy for your sick child? When can your child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime in children - evenings, weekends, when you're at work or traveling or your pediatrician's office is closed.
Kid Care has been designed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital especially for these times and is a must have child care resource. The child care guides help you make smart decisions on what level of medical attention (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor childhood illnesses or injuries you can manage on your own.
Kid Care is derived from the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the US and Canada. They have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls.
Easy 3-step navigation:
1. Choose the symptom that most closely relates to your child’s condition
2. Use the symptom decision chart to find the recommended medical action
3. Follow the self care advice to make your sick or injured child more comfortable
The symptom checker can be easily resourced by using an alphabetical index, body area index, or keyword search.
Content - each symptom care guide contains:
* Definition which describes the symptoms associated with this type of medical condition so you can decide if it's a good fit for your problem. If not, there are quick links to related illnesses and injuries.
* Decision Chart which helps determine what medical action is suggested based on the severity and description of your child’s symptoms. Once you have a match, simply follow the corresponding action, such as Call 911, Call Your Child's Doctor Now, Call Your Child's Doctor within 24 hours or Manage at Home.
* Immediate Connections to medical help, such as 911, your child's doctor or nearby Emergency Department (ER) are available if you have phone service.
* Home Care Advice is available for any illnesses and injuries that can be treated at home. The instructions provide clear, up-to-date steps for relieving your child’s symptoms.
* Medication and Allergy List for tracking important information about your family’s prescriptions and/or over the counter medications.
* Pediatric medicine dosage tables for common over-the-counter medications.
* Visual images to help you identify symptoms (e.g. rashes), injuries and common causes of bites & stings.
* First Aid topics and illustrations to support immediate medical action, if needed.
Disclaimer: The information provided with this Application is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; it is for informational purposes only. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think your child may have a medical emergency, call the doctor or 911 immediately. Before using Kid Care, all users should read and agree with the full Disclaimer available in the application within More > Terms and Conditions.
Kid Care has added a "Health Info" tab with connections to the Health Library, Family Resource Center, E-Newsletter, and Parenting Advice.