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This fourth edition of Pediatric Primary Care is prepared to assist the pediatric healthcare provider to understand the wide spectrum of conditions seen in primary care of children. Written by experienced authors familiar with the scope of practice and knowledge base of pediatric nurse practitioners, it emphasizes prevention as well as management, and presents guidelines on assessing children from infancy through adolescence. The text is appropriate for nurse practitioner, medical, and physician assistant students as well as experienced clinicians who want a current pediatric primary care resource with easy access to information.
  • Management chapters include numerous tables to facilitate differential diagnoses and summarize management strategies.
  • Resource boxes inform readers of helpful websites as well as organizations and useful printed materials.
  • The Environmental Health chapter is specially updated to address more key toxicants, and presents resources for diagnosis and management.
  • Theories and applications of complementary care are discussed in the Complementary Therapies chapter. Tables on herbal interactions and many complementary treatments for common childhood conditions are featured.
  • Color inserts feature 31 full-color photographs illustrating ear, skin, and other conditions and symptoms.
  • The Pediatric Medication appendix includes the latest drugs used in pediatric primary care with specific dosing for infant, children, adolescents, and adults when applicable.
  • Other appendices present growth charts, laboratory values and the latest asthma management guidelines.
  • Updated content includes in-depth discussion of childhood obesity and mental health problems.
  • Additional information on urgent care of children is included in the disease management sections.
  • Discussion Forum questions are included with each management chapter.
Unit One Pediatric Primary Care Foundations 1. Child Health Status in America 2. Child and Family Health Assessment 3. Cultural Perspectives for Pediatric Primary Care

Unit Two Management of Development 4. Developmental Management in Pediatric Primary Care 5. Developmental Management of Infants 6. Developmental Management of Toddlers and Preschoolers 7. Developmental Management of School-Age Children 8. Developmental Management of Adolescents

Unit Three Approaches to Health Management in Pediatric Primary Care 9. Introduction to Health Promotion 10. Health Perception and Health Management Patterns 11. Nutrition 12. Breastfeeding 13. Elimination Patterns 14. Activities and Sports for Children and Adolescents 15. Sleep and Rest 16. Cognitive-Perceptual Patterns: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Blindness, Deafness, and Autism 17. Self-Perception Issues 18. Role Relationships 19. Sexuality 20. Coping and Stress Tolerance: Mental Health Problems 21. Values and Beliefs

Unit Four Approaches to Disease Management 22. Introduction to Diseases and Pain Management 23. Infections Diseases and Immunizations 24. Atopic and Rheumatic Disorders 25. Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases 26. Hematologic Diseases 27. Neurologic Disorders 28. Eye Disorders 29. Ear Disorders 30. Cardiovascular Disorders 31. Respiratory Disorders 32. Gastrointestinal Disorders 33. Dental and Oral Disorders 34. Genitourinary Disorders 35. Gynecologic Conditions 36. Dermatologic Diseases 37. Musculoskeletal Disorders 38. Perinatal Conditions 39. Common Injuries 40. Genetic Disorders 41. Environmental Health Issues 42. Complementary Medicine 43. Practice Management Strategies for a Health Care Practice

APPENDIX A. Medications in Pediatric Practice B. Growth Charts C. Normal Laboratory Values D. Supplemental Asthma Information

Catherine E. Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, Ardys M. Dunn, PhD, RN, PNP, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Portland School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon; Professor, Retired, Samuel Merritt College School of Nursing, Oakland, California, Margaret A. Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Professor, School of Nursing, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California; Co-Director, PNP Program, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, Nancy Barber Starr, MS, APRN, BC (PNP), CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Pediatric Associates, Aurora, Colorado and Catherine G. Blosser, MPA:HA, RN, APRN, BC (PNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Albertina Kerr Health Services, Portland, Oregon
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