Paediatric app: advice for common childhood conditions
Unsure what to do when your child's unwell? The NHS' HANDi App has a quick, easy to use child symptom checker for all types of childhood health conditions and advises on how best to treat them.
The HANDi Paediatric app gives up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them.
Developed by NHS organisations in Devon, the HANDi paediatric app is available to download for free onto any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
The app has been designed to help reduce the number of children and young people who visit A&E, but need no treatment.
Click here to download the HANDi App today.
Advice for common childhood conditions
The app has been developed by paediatric consultants and provides access to home care place, as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines, for the most common childhood health care conditions:
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- 'Chesty baby' illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, asthma and croup
- 'Chesty child' illnesses, such as wheezing and asthma
- High temperature
- Abdoninal pain
- Common newborn problems
Giving parents more confidence in dealing with minor conditions
The app contains information about when and how to ask for help, along with what to expect when your child is being assessed.
Parents generally don't want to take their children to A&E unless it's absolutely necessary - but often they end up there because they are not sure what else to do.
This app give parents more confidence in dealing with minor conditions at home.
Parents answer a series of questions about the symptoms their child is experiencing. The app then advises on the best course of action, whether that's to treat at home, to make a GP appointment, or to head to A&E.