The Children's Medical Guide takes parents step-by-step through question-and-answer symptom charts that work just like having a doctor at home. The more than 40 easy-to-follow charts enable parents to identify problems and make informed decisions. Not only do they tell parents when to call a doctor, they include self-help measures that can be used to relieve their child's symptoms. The charts also direct parents to the appropriate section, where there is in-depth information about the important childhood illnesses, advice on appropriate self-help treatment, and explanations of any medical tests and treatments that may be necessary. The Children's Medical Guide includes essential first aid techniques, including CPR and ECC, as well as tips for home nursing.