Medical

Maternal & Child Health Nursing

Author: Adele Pillitteri

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1778

View: 228

Growing research shows that many children from immigrant and refugee families are not doing well in school, due in part to linguistic and cultural disadvantages. Teaching dual-language learners requires cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language acquisition, and intentional teaching strategies. Combining research and techniques, this resource helps early childhood educators support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success.
Medical

Nutrition Made Incredibly Easy

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 406

View: 856

Using the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, Nutrition Made Incredibly Easy! Second Edition presents essential information on nutrition in a light-hearted and appetizing way. Coverage includes the physiologic processes that transform food into energy, nutrient metabolism and recommended allowances, assessment of nutritional status, and the needs of special patient populations. This edition incorporates the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, presents up-to-date information on diabetes, and includes new appendices on fad diets and commonly used herbs and supplements. Logos include Lifespan Lunchbox (age-related considerations); Bridging the Gap (cultural considerations), Menu Maven (sample menus), and NutriTips (nutritional pointers).
Medical

WIC Food Packages

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 707

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WIC program) has promoted the health of low-income families for more than 30 years by providing nutrition education, supplemental food, and other valuable services. The program reaches millions of families every year, is one of the largest nutrition programs in the United States, and is an important investment in the nation’s health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture charged the Institute of Medicine with creating a committee to evaluate the WIC food packages (the list of specific foods WIC participants obtain each month). The goal of the study was to improve the quality of the diet of WIC participants while also promoting a healthy body weight that will reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The committee concluded that it is time for a change in the WIC food packages and the book provides details on the proposed new food packages, summarizes how the proposed packages differ from current packages, and discusses the rationale for the proposed packages.
Medical

Advanced Pediatric Assessment Set, Third Edition

Author: Ellen M. Chiocca, PhD, CPNP, RNC-NIC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1246

View: 277

Everything you’ll need to learn advanced pediatric assessment in one handy and affordable set! This set delivers the specialized knowledge and skills for pediatric health and illness assessment alongside corresponding critical thinking exercises, case studies, and certification-style exam questions. Comprehensive and detailed, it emphasizes the unique anatomic and physiologic differences among infants, children, and adults. The textbook, now in FOUR-COLOR, newly addresses toxic stress and trauma-informed care and child witnesses to violent acts. Additionally, the book provides several new features facilitating quick access to key information along with NEW instructor and student resources. The study guide delivers a completely new chapter that covers clinical decision-making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice and also provides SOAP notes for the well and abnormal exams. New to the Third Edition: All new FOUR-COLOR presentation in the textbook NEW instructor resources (Power Points, Test Bank, Image Bank) Updated clinical practice guidelines Clinical decision making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice Immigrant and refugee health Toxic stress and trauma-informed care Family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Key Features: Includes clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Incorporates up-to-date screening and health promotion guidelines Provides exam-style essential practice items for the exam Includes Anatomic Labeling Exercises to reinforce required knowledge Delivers essential terminology Offers sample documentation and space for students to practice their own documentation skills.
Medical

Advanced Pediatric Assessment, Third Edition

Author: Ellen M. Chiocca, PhD, CPNP, RNC-NIC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 630

View: 499

Underscores the unique health needs of children at different ages and developmental stages This is the only text/reference book to deliver the specialized knowledge and skills needed to accurately assess children during health and illness. Comprehensive and detailed, it emphasizes the unique anatomic and physiologic differences among infants, children, and adults. The third edition features updated clinical practice guidelines, clinical decision-making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice. It newly addresses toxic stress and trauma-informed care and child witnesses to violent acts. Additionally, the book provides several new features facilitating quick access to key information along with new instructor and student resources. Using a body system that highlights developmental and cultural considerations, the text examines the physical and psychosocial principles of growth and development with a focus on health promotion and wellness. Especially useful features include a detailed chapter on helpful communication techniques when assessing children of various ages and developmental levels, a chapter on the assessment of child abuse and neglect, over 280 photos and charts depicting a variety of commonly encountered pediatric findings, and sample medical record documentation in each chapter. New to the Third Edition: Now in full-color! Now includes NEW instructor resources (Power Points, Test Bank, 4-color Image Bank) Updated clinical practice guidelines Clinical decision making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice Immigrant and refugee health Toxic stress and trauma-informed care Child witnesses to violent acts Content outline at the beginning of each chapter Call-out boxes summarizing key information Summary boxes on essential areas of physical exams Key Features: Focuses exclusively on the health history and assessment of infants, children, and adolescents Describes the unique anatomic and physiologic differences among infants, children, and adults Provides comprehensive and in-depth information for APN students and new practitioners Addresses family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Includes clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Incorporates up-to-date screening and health promotion guidelines
Health & Fitness

Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Sari Edelstein

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 532

View: 474

Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach uses the latest evidence-based research to explore the nutritional foundations and the growth, development and normal functioning of individuals through each stage of life. It covers the physiological, biochemical, sociological, and developmental factors that affect nutrient requirements and recommendations at various stages of the life cycle.
Family & Relationships

Baby and Toddler Meals For Dummies

Author: Dawn Simmons

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 573

Includes tips for feeding picky eaters and kids with allergies Understand your child's nutritional needs and prepare fast, tasty meals Babies and toddlers need good nutrition to grow and thrive, and this essential, timesaving guide makes it easy to feed your child right. It explains exactly what foods you should introduce at what ages -- and shows you how to prepare fresh, home-cooked baby and toddler meals that beat anything you can get from a jar or box. Discover how to * Save money and expand your baby-food budget * Dish up healthy, well-balanced meals * Introduce new foods at the right time * Serve foods with high kid-appeal * Have fun cooking with your child
Medical

Early Nutrition: Impact on Short- and Long-Term Health

Author: H. van Goudoever

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 687

In this book, a selected group of international experts review nutritional practices and feeding behaviors in infancy and early childhood. They present the latest knowledge on feeding practices during the period considered and their effect on growth, development, and immediate and long-term health. One of the main topics discussed involves feeding practices in the newborn critical care unit, concentrating on the use of human donor milk and probiotics in the diet of premature and ill newborns. Another point of focus is the causes and the effect of an insufficient intake of selected micronutrients, such as iron and zinc, which is highly prevalent particularly in the developing world. Besides, this publication contains information on the influence of early feeding habits on the later development of a number of health-related issues such as food allergies, later food preferences and eating habits, obesity, bone development, the risk of developing celiac disease in genetically predisposed children.This volume provides essential reading for pediatricians, clinical investigators and health workers interested in the effects of early nutrition on health.
Medical

Nursing Care of Children - E-Book

Author: Susan R. James

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 871

Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs. Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information. Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks. Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children. Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions. Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications. Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children. Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings. Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use. Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing. Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.
Medical

McDonald and Avery Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent - E-Book

Author: David R. Avery

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 720

View: 937

A leading text in pediatric dentistry, McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent provides expert, complete coverage of oral care for infants, children, and teenagers. All the latest diagnostic and treatment recommendations are included! Comprehensive discussions are provided on pediatric examination, development, morphology, eruption of the teeth, and dental caries. This edition helps you improve patient outcomes with up-to-date coverage of restorative materials, cosmetic tooth whitening, care of anxious patients, and sedation techniques for children. Complete, one-source coverage includes the best patient outcomes for all of the major pediatric treatments in prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, trauma management, occlusion, gingivitis and periodontal disease, and facial esthetics. A clinical focus includes topics such as such as radiographic techniques, dental materials, pit and fissure sealants, and management of cleft lip and palate. Practical discussions include practice management and how to deal with child abuse and neglect. Full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict trauma, restorative, implants, and prosthetics. A new Pediatric Oral Surgery chapter discusses the latest developments in office-based pediatric oral surgery, along with head and neck infections and medical conditions in the pediatric patient. Emphasis is added to preventive care and to treatment of the medically compromised patient. An Evolve website includes case studies, an image library, links to ADEA, ADA, and CDC reports on pediatric dentistry, and other web links.
Medical

Year Book of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine 2011 - E-Book

Author: Avroy A. Fanaroff

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 784

The Year Book of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in neontatology and perinatology, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Dr. Avroy Fanaroff, Emeritus Professor as Case Western Reserve University, is a key opinion leader who has been a driving force in the field for many years. He authors many commentaries himself and has assembled top experts to select the most important journal articles and write commentaries that evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to patient care. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! This annual covers all aspects of care from the fetus, postnatal growth, labor and delivery, infectious diseases, respiratory disorders, cardiovascular health, and gastrointestinal health to name a few. The Year Book of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine publishes annually in November.
Medical

Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery 2011 - E-Book

Author: Stephen Miller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 747

The Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in plastic and aesthetic surgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed!
Health & Fitness

Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition

Author: Judith Sharlin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 345

View: 495

Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition is a more basic version of the author’s larger text, Nutrition in the Life Cycle: An Evidenced-Based Approach, without the high-level research basics more appropriate for advanced nutrition courses. It covers nutrition requirements through out the life span, with a special emphasis on both pregnancy and end of life issues. Including over 100 illustrations, photos and tables, Essentials provides a look into contemporary nutritional issues such as pediatric vegetarianism, childhood obesity, diabetes, eating disorders, chronic disease, pharmacologic considerations, physical activity and weight management, and unique nutrition needs in the older adult. The text also provides a full spectrum of the nutritional guidelines to begin the solid preparation needed for a career in practice.
Medical

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book

Author: Jean W. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 644

View: 426

Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.
Medical

Nutrition and Development

Author: BNF (British Nutrition Foundation)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 933

This Task Force report reviews the evidence that the seeds ofmany adult diseases are sown in utero and in infancy. The report,written by experts in the field, summarises current knowledge inthis area. It illustrates how early life nutrition can bring aboutchanges in organ development and function, thus programming risk ofdisease in adult life. It also considers what might be done inearly life to reduce the burden of future ill health. Nutrition and Development: Short- and Long-Term Consequencesfor Health includes chapters on the history of this topic area,normal growth and development, and current recommendations andpractice in relation to nutrition and diet in early life. Chaptersexploring the possible mechanisms and pathways of critical windowsfor development cover the effects of diet and nutrition in earlylife on organ and skeletal development, the role of sex hormones inprogramming disease susceptibility, the establishment ofgastrointestinal microbiota, and the impact of early life nutritionon cognitive and neurological development. This new report: • describes how development occurs and explores howchanges in the fetal and postnatal environment, such as over- orunder-nutrition, can result in permanent alterations infunction; • explains how diet and nutrition in early life canaffect risk of adult disease, with specific chapters on allergicdisease and asthma, bone health, cancer, cardiovascular disease,cognitive function, diabetes and obesity; • includes a summary of the key points, as well asrecommendations in each chapter to help fill the gaps in ourknowledge; • provides an overview of the main messages in apractical question and answer format suitable for lay readers. Nutrition and Development is an important informationresource for those involved in research and teaching in the healthsciences sector and is also of value to those involved in makingdecisions about health policy. It will be of interest to a broadrange of health professionals, the food industry and those whowrite and broadcast about the effects of food on health.
Health & Fitness

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Author: Rosemary Gladstar

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 266

Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty, soothe everyday ailments, and ease persistent stress with these simple, natural cures for everything from dry skin and infant colic to cold symptoms and insomnia. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides 175 proven therapies and herbal remedies that are easy to prepare and safe enough for children. Offering a potent and effective alternative to commercial pharmaceuticals, Gladstar will inspire you to nurture yourself and those you love with nature’s healing herbs.
Health & Fitness

Chinese Herbal Secrets

Author: Stefan Chmelik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 112

Discusses body type, nutrition, exercise, feng shui, and self-diagnosis; lists herbs and their uses; and shares recipes for herbal creams, tinctures, and infusions
Medical

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

Author: Patricia Jackson Allen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 756

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.
Medical

Let’S Stop ''Killing'' Our Children

Author: Philip S. Chua MD FACS FPCS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 551

Book Review Author Advocates Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention to start from the Womb and dieting to begin in the Crib New Health Book, written in easy-to-understand laymans term, provides thought-provoking and valuable health reference designed to change lives of individuals and society as a whole through good pre-emptive and proactive social initiatives and more responsible parenting for healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, which the cardiac surgeon author says must start in the womb and safe dieting should begin in the crib, to maximize their full potential in achieving their goals. XLIBRIS - (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 What is the best strategy to prevent diseases? Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus in Northwest Indiana Dr. Philip S. Chua attempts to provide resolution to this issue as he presents Lets Stop Killing Our Children, a valuable, inspiring, and innovative 794-page health guide that focuses on disease prevention starting from ground zero, and highlights the fundamental obligation parents and society have in teaching children how to life a healthy lifestyle by setting good examples early on. This revolutionary concept puts the onus squarely on society, parents and guardians of young children, who are totally at the mercy of society and of these adults, whose good or bad examples, habits and behaviors will inevitably be emulated by the children. It is in the first five formative years of the children and up to age 12 when instilling proper discipline and behavioral modification are most effective, states this heart surgeon. Almost all diseases known to man are self-induced and are, therefore, preventableMost of us seemed to have unwittingly programmed our mindset and behavior to a self-destruct and slow-suicide modethis negative surrender and fatalistic attitude are what this book aims to change, Dr. Chua critically pointed out in his book. An international health advocate and writer, Dr. Philip S. Chua, in this book of information, philosophy and principles, poses this great challenge to society as a whole in his belief that most diseases known to man are self-induced through self-abuse. It is important that both society as a whole and parents play their essential role of doing what is right for the children, way before age 5 to save these young lives from avoidable morbidity and premature death as they grow to middle age and beyond. After all, says Dr. Chua, the race does not start in the middle. The author points out that autopsy findings on children, as young as 4-5 who were victims of accidents, already had evidence of arteriosclerosis (hardening of their arteries) which we see in adultswe must be doing something wrong. "Are we losing the war on diseases because we are starting late and lagging far behind in this race?" ponders the cardiac surgeon. Dr. Chua, in his book, strongly suggests for parents and society as a whole to practice this novel pre-emptive and proactive health concept even before conception to achieve a healthier family, a healthier citizenry, and thus a healthier nation. "Since, we have not really significantly succeeded in our war against many diseases over the past half a century, the medical community and society as a whole need to seriously re-evaluate of our current conventional strategy in dealing with health and disease prevention, if we are to contain, if not eradicate, the common diseases afflicting man around the world today, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer," admonishes the author. This pre-emptive health strategy could forever change the role of parents and society in our quest for health, well-being, happiness, and longevity. This challenging and stimulating coffee-table book of wisdom is a must-read. Every home deserves one.