Self care - HANDi Paediatric App

What is the HANDi Paediatric App?


The HANDi Paediatric App has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton to provide expert support to parents/carers looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses, including:

  • Diarrhoea (gastroenteritis)
  • Chesty child (wheeze and asthma)
  • Chesty baby (bronchiolitis)
  • High temperature
  • Abdominal pain
  • Common newborn problems

Parent/carer guidance includes illness specific home assessment guidelines, signposting to the appropriate local healthcare setting, and illness information. Each of the six most common childhood illnesses has a Home Care Plan to help parents/carers provide the best support for their child.

Assessment guidelines are provided for healthcare professionals in the community and in the hospital environment. Guidelines have been developed using a traffic light system that guides professionals to the most appropriate healthcare advice, support or referral for the individual child. These integrated guidelines should help parents/carers feel that they are getting consistent advice wherever and whenever their child is seen.

Both parents / carers and healthcare professionals are encouraged to look at each of the three pathways for each of the six most common condition.


How can I get the HANDi Paediatric App? 

You can access the App via the Orcha AppFinder library. Cick below to find out more and to download the App: