Resource Bank

Sharing good quality, up-to-date, contextually relevant resources with you!

Finding good quality, up-to-date, contextually relevant resources to aid you in your practice of delivering, or teaching excellent nursing care of children can be a time consuming challenge, so let us help you by sharing resources we have already found and 'tested'!

Below is the list of resources, listed under topic categories. To browse, simply click on a topic category heading that interests you for the full ist of resources to appear.  

* Respiratory Resources

Oxygen therapy for children: a manual for health workers. Published by the World Health Organization.  
WHO Consolidated Guidelines on Tuberculosis, Module 4: Treatment - Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment. Published by the World Health Organization.
South African National TB Guidelines - Children. Published by the Medicines Information Centre, UCT
Implementing the end TB strategy: the essentials - Published by the World Health Organization
Tuberculosis - General Resources - Department of Health, SA
South African guideline for the diagnosis, management and prevention of acute viral bronchiolitis in children - Published in the SAMJ. 

* Early Childhood Care Resources

Road to Health Booklet. Published by the Department of Health. 
Integrated Managment of Childhood Illness 2019 Booklet Published by the Department of Health.
Expanded Programme On Immunisation (EPI) (SA) Revised Dec 2015. Published by the Department of Health.
National Institute for Communicable Diseases vaccination information booklets (for caregivers and health professionals). Published by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases
The First 1000 days Programme overview and evidence, 2019 Written by H Goeiman, for Western Cape Government.
The First 1000 days: Ensuring mothers and young children thrive, 2019 Written by Lesley Bamford, for the Child Gauge

* Communicable Diseases Resources

National Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria in South Africa, 2018 Published by the Department of Health.
National guidelines for the treatment of Malaria, South Africa, 2019. Published by the Department of Health. For information specifically about treating children and infants, see page 44. 
Notifiable Medical Conditions (NMC) Disease List, 2018. Published by the Department of Health

* Growth and Development Resources

ASQ Age & Score Calculator. Produced by Brookes Publishing 
WHO Child Growth Standards. Published by the World Health Organization
Paediatric Growth Chart Interpretation & Documentation – OSCE Guide. Published by Geeky Medics.
Tanner staging Published by the Vermont Department of Health

* Emergency Care Resources 

South African Triage Scale: Training Manual, 2012. Produced by Western Cape Government, Health
Glasgow Coma Scale. Published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management, 2016, updated 2017, 2019. Published by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Clinical Guideline: The management of children and young people with an acute decrease in conscious level, 2019 Published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

* Child Health related Policies, Acts and Reports 

Children's Act Guide for Health Professionals, 2013. Produced by the Childrens Institute, UCT
The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, 2016-2030 Published by World Health Organization
Standards for improving the quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities, 2018. Published by World Health Organization
State of the World’s Nursing Report - 2020 Published by World Health Organization
State of the World's Children Report - 2019. Published by UNICEF
South African Health Review 2020. Published by Health Systems Trust
The South African Child Gauge (multiple years). Published by the Children's Institute, UCT

* The Harry Crossley Children's Nursing Development Unit, MNCN Evidence-based practice guideline posters

Landing information page 
2020 Posters

2019 Posters

2018 Posters


* Useful websites

South African Nursing Council
World Health Organization
Child Safe - a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa (CAPFSA) 
UCT Medicines Information Centre
RXRadio - A radio station run by and for children operating from the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
The South African Journal of Child Health
Afritox - Poison information system
National Institute for Communicable Diseases