Child Health: The Screening Tests - A Practical Guide by Aidan Macfarlane
This book is a practical working manual for general practitioners and health visitors carrying out child health surveillance. It is based on the National Child Health Surveillance programme recommended by a joint working party made up of representatives from the BPA, RCGP, HVA, GMSC and RCN. It deals with the specific recommended screening procedures and outlines for each one the incidence of the problem being looked for, the risk factors to be taken into account, a detailed description of how to carry out the screening tests, the pass/fall criteria and when to refer the child. The screening tests covered include congenital dislocation of the hip, visual problems, hearing problems, heart disease, abnormalities of head circumference, weight problems, height problems, cryptorchidism, as well as neonatal examination.