Pediatric Primary Care, 6th Edition

Book Description

Get an in-depth look at pediatric primary care through the eyes of a Nurse Practitioner! Pediatric Primary Care, 6th Edition guides readers through the process of assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Key topics include developmental , issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. This sixth edition also features a wealth of new content and updates ― such as a new chapter on pediatric , full-color design and illustrations, new QSEN integration, updated coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, a refocused chapter on practice management, and more ― to keep readers up to date on the latest issues affecting practice today.

  • Comprehensive content
    provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management.

  • In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence.
  • Four-part organization includes 1) an introductory unit on the foundations of global pediatric health, child and family health assessment, and cultural perspectives for pediatric primary care; 2) a unit on managing child development; 3) a unit on health promotion and management; and 4) a unit on disease management.
  • Content devoted to issues of daily living covers issues that are a part of every child's growth ― such as nutrition and toilet training ― that could lead to health problems unless appropriate and guidance are given.
  • are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders.
  • Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the text for further .
  • Expert editor team well is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs).
  • NEW! Updated content throughout
    • reflects the latest developments in our understanding of disease processes, disease management in children, and current trends in pediatric healthcare.

    • NEW! Chapter on prescribing pediatric medications emphasizes the unique needs of children in pharmacotherapy.
    • NEW! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action, consultation, or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting.
    • NEW! Full-color design and illustrations improve usability and learning.
    • NEW! Graduate-level QSEN integration:
        • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is now introduced in the Preface.
        • The QSEN Safety competency is now emphasized via the new Practice Alert highlights and integration of National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measures.
        • The Informatics competency is addressed with new informatics content in a refocused Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter.
        • The Teamwork and Collaboration competency is addressed by new content on the trending topic of interprofessional collaboration, also in the Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter.
        • The Evidence-Based Practice competency is integrated through icons that reference evidence-based guidelines.
  • Reorganized application of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns
    provides a more conceptually consistent flow with Gordon's model.

  • Expanded integration of Healthy People 2020 goes beyond the emphasis on physical activity in the previous edition.
  • Expanded coverage of health literacy includes application of health literacy principles ― the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment ― in relevant chapters.
  • Additional coverage of growth and development includes a thorough revision of the chapter on developmental management in pediatric primary care along with inclusion of developmental milestones in appropriate chapters.
  • Expanded coverage of assessment, genetics and epigenetics, mental health issues, the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, and global health reflect the growing impact of these trends on pediatric primary care.
  • Updated coverage of the Affordable Care Act includes a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (including Medicaid expansion) and its implications for access to pediatric healthcare.
  • Updated coverage of the Bright Futures guidelines goes beyond the previous edition’s focus on mental health and sexual development.
  • NEW! Focus on diversity (vs culture) offers a greater emphasis on diversity in its many dimensions rather than on culture alone.
  • Refocused practice management chapter has been retitled Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice and eliminates general practice management content that is already covered in other parts of the curriculum to focus on content more specific to pediatric practice management ― including the various settings for pediatric primary care, informatics, and other essential topics influenced by the Affordable Care Act, National Patient Safety Goals, and the growing trend of interprofessional collaboration.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Pediatric Primary Care Foundations
Chapter 1 Health Status Of Children
Chapter 2 Child And Family Health Assessment
Chapter 3 Cultural Considerations For Pediatric Primary Care

Unit 2 Management of Development
Chapter 4 Developmental Management In Pediatric Primary Care
Chapter 5 Developmental Management Of Infants
Chapter 6 Developmental Management Of Early Childhood
Chapter 7 Developmental Management Of School-Age Children
Chapter 8 Developmental Management Of Adolescents

Unit 3 Approaches to Health Management in Pediatric Primary Care
Chapter 9 Introduction To Functional Health Patterns And Health Promotion
Chapter 10 Nutrition
Chapter 11 Breastfeeding
Chapter 12 Elimination Patterns
Chapter 13 Physical Activity And Sports For Children And Adolescents
Chapter 14 Sleep And Rest
Chapter 15 Sexuality
Chapter 16 , Beliefs, And Spirituality
Chapter 17 Role Relationships
Chapter 18 Self-Perception Issues
Chapter 19 Coping And Stress Tolerance
Chapter 20 Cognitive-Perceptual Disorders

Unit 4 Approaches to Disease Management
Chapter 21 Introduction To Disease Management
Chapter 22 Prescribing Medications In Pediatrics
Chapter 23 Pediatric Pain Management
Chapter 24 Infectious Diseases And Immunizations
Chapter 25 Atopic, Rheumatic, And Immunodeficiency Disorders
Chapter 26 Endocrine And Metabolic Disorders
Chapter 27 Hematologic Disorders
Chapter 28 Neurologic Disorders
Chapter 29 Eye Disorders
Chapter 30 Ear Disorders
Chapter 31 Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 32 Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 33 Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 34 Dental And Oral Disorders
Chapter 35 Genitourinary Disorders
Chapter 36 Gynecologic Disorders
Chapter 37 Dermatologic Disorders
Chapter 38 Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 39 Perinatal Disorders
Chapter 40 Common Injuries
Chapter 41 Genetic Disorders
Chapter 42 Environmental Health Issues
Chapter 43 Complementary Health Therapies In Pediatric Primary Care

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