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dc.contributor.author Tshiamo, W.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-23T10:16:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-23T10:16:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Tshiamo, W. (2009) Paraffin (kerosene)* poisoning in under-five children: a problem of developing countries, International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 140.144 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7114
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/557
dc.description.abstract Although developed countries have largely eliminated the problem of paraffin ingestion in young children, many developing countries have not. Paraffin, used as a home energy source, particularly in rural area, accounts for a significant percent of paediatric poisoning and can lead to serious health problems, complications and death. This paper presents a review done by a nurse clinician concerned about the number of paediatric poisonings she saw in the hospital in one developing country, Botswana. The first stage of solving the problem is presented in which she established the extent and epidemiology of the issue. Suggestions for its solution are also discussed. It is hoped that this can serve both to increase awareness in developing countries of the dangers of paraffin poisoning and serve as a model for nurse clinicians and researchers in developing countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bsc/ijn en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Developing country en_US
dc.subject Kerosene en_US
dc.subject Paraffin en_US
dc.subject Poisoning en_US
dc.title Paraffin (kerosene)* poisoning in under-five children: a problem of developing countries en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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