Significantly revised and updated, the second edition of this popular quick reference guide provides information and advice on 190 areas of current pediatric care everything from abdominal pain and ADHD, to herpes infections and headache to weight loss and wheezing. This indispensable resource delivers practical, action-oriented clinical solutions for healthcare professionals to use during or between patient encounters. Authoritative content is presented in a concise outline format that helps speed and simplify decision-making. Regardless of the patient presentation you're confronted with, you'll have quick access to the help you need to Efficiently evaluate signs and symptoms. Order the right screening/diagnostic tests. Implement approved therapeutic strategies. Prescribe safe and effective medications Recommend proven prevention measures. Confidently respond to parent questions. 35 new chapters including Anxiety Ataxia Coagulation disorders Cyanosis Drug interactions and adverse effects Fetal alcohol syndrome Fragile X syndrome Hemangiomas Hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia, and hypercalcuria Inflammatory bowel disease Klinefelter syndrome Learning disorders Metabolic disorders beyond the newborn period Munchausen syndrome by proxy: medical child abuse Pancreatitis Papulosquamous disease Pierre-Robin syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome Turner syndrome and Noonan syndrome And more...
Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice. Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment. Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care. A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value. Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans. Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary. Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility. Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting. Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence. NEW Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines for such topics as hypertension, diabetes, advanced cardiac life support, coronary artery disease, and sexually transmitted infections equips you to provide state-of-the-science primary care in these key areas. An expanded emphasis on caring for the elderly, italicized for easy identification, equips you to provide high-quality care for our aging population. NEW Obesity and Weight Management chapter explores the causes of and risk factors for obesity, and provides in-depth strategies for its management and prevention. NEW Genetic Considerations in Primary Care chapter helps you look at primary care with a genetic perspective, focusing on risk assessment, family history-taking, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing. NEW Lifestyle Management chapter offers guidelines for helping patients to increase their quality and length of life through nutrition and diet, smoking cessation, avoidance of lifestyle-related illnesses, and curbing domestic violence. NEW Emergency Preparedness, Recognition, and Response in Primary Care chapter addresses the emerging role of primary care providers in responding to outbreaks, pandemics, and disasters. NEW Neuropsychological Evaluation chapter explains when to refer patients with cognitive difficulties for neuropsychological testing. NEW Environmental Allergies chapter addresses increasingly common allergy complaints. NEW full-color design makes the text easier to read and easier to use, with key assessment findings shown in true-to-life color photos. Expanded The Changing Landscape of Collaboratve Practice chapter covers new partners in collaborative practice (DPTs and PharmDs), new venues for collaborative practice (such as retail health), and the future of collaborative practice (including health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, telehealth, and electronic medical records). Expanded Health Literacy, Health Care Disparities, and Culturally Competent Care chapter includes a section on health care disparities in the treatment of patients with diabetes and LGBT patients. Expanded Principles of Geriatric Primary Care and Common Geriatric Syndromes chapter provides greater emphasis on the care of older adults, including additional information on advance directives.
Medical by Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
Author: Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"Quick Reference to Child and Adolescent Forensics most assuredly needs to have a prominent place in the library of any forensic nurse or health professional and have very worn pages from its frequent use." --On the Edge, Newsletter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses "Muscari and Brown have written a great reference work for anyone who works with either child or teen victims or perpetrators of violent crime...Highly recommended." --Choice "This is a comprehensive guide to all forensic aspects of the treatment of children and teens, important to all health care providers who will encounter young patients...Highly recommended." --Choice "Drs. Muscari and Brown have synthesized the key information on forensics pediatrics and produced a 'must read' text that needs to be on every person's bookshelf." --Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Boston College Health care practitioners frequently work with victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and juvenile offenders, but often lack the education and resources they need to deal with the everyday forensic issues of pediatric practice. This quick guide provides current information that assists pediatric practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of pediatric victims and offenders. The book describes the general principles of forensics and its implications in pediatric practice, including the cycle, continuum, and cultural aspects of violence. It also serves as a guide to conducting the forensic assessment and recording the legal documentation, collecting evidence, navigating the criminal and family justice systems, and producing expert witness testimony. The authors clearly define the role of the pediatric provider working with children who witness violence at home, in the community, and in the media. Key topics: How to detect abusive parents as well as abused children The effects of victimization of children by abusive, absent, or incarcerated parents Delinquency and juvenile justice systems-with insight into bullying, school violence, arson, gang membership, juvenile sex offending, and dating violence Unnatural pediatric deaths, such as sudden unexpected infant and child death, accidents, homicides, and suicides Practicing emergency room nurses, pediatric critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, and student practitioners will find this book to be an essential reference guide for managing and understanding pediatric forensics.
Pediatrics: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference presents 111 alphabetically arranged topics covering all major concerns in pediatric rehabilitation. Organized in three sections, the first part reviews diagnostic considerations and testing while the final section highlights special considerations such as aging with pediatric-onset disability and polytrauma. The bulk of the book catalogs the diverse diseases, injuries, complications and other problems commonly seen by practitioners who work to restore function to children with disabilities and offers a quick reference guide to providing high-quality clinical care. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints and suggested readings. Edited by Ralph Buschbacher, MD, the Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference series is designed for the busy practitioner. The texts provide quick answers when diagnosing and treating common or more complex rehabilitation issues. All volumes in the series present the listed conditions in a read at-a-glance format with consistent headings for easy access to key information. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings.All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Referencetitles offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed
This new quick reference guide offers easy-to-read explanations for how infectious diseases spread, how to prepare for illness, and how to limit the burden of illness associated with group settings. Handy fact sheets describe specific types of infectious diseases in common terms, methods of transmission, recommendations for both immediate intervention and child care exclusion and re-admittance criteria.
Medical by AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SECTION ON PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY AND SLEEP MEDICINE.
Author: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SECTION ON PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY AND SLEEP MEDICINE.
Obtain practice-focused guidance on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of the most commonly-encountered respiratory conditions. The concise template with bullets, algorithms, tables, and figures makes it easy to diagnose illnesses and carry out the most appropriate treatment.
Guide to Pediatric Urology and Surgery in Clinical Practice addresses the surgical and urological problems in children that may be encountered in the primary care clinic. Divided into two sections on urology and surgery, the chapters give a synopsis of a particular condition, its management in primary care, indications for referral and timing of referral. Complications of a particular procedure and its management if presenting to primary care is also discussed. The book is illustrated throughout and key points are provided at the beginning of each chapter for quick and easy reference. A concise assemblage of all those pediatric surgical and urological conditions commonly encountered in primary care, this book provides a quick reference guide for use in clinical practice.
Reviews the basics of child health, and features alphabetically arranged entries the provide information about common symptoms, childhood illnesses and diagnoses, injuries, emergency situations, newborn care and concerns, and behavior and development issues.
Developed by leading global child health experts, the all-new Textbook of Global Child Health is a comprehensive reference that combines travel medicine, practicing medicine in other countries; and review of diseases endemic in the tropics and resource-limited areas.