My Child Is Sick: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illesses and Injuries [NOOK Book]

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Offering fast answers to questions about 50 common ailments and symptoms, this handbook provides clear guidance on when it would be acceptable to treat symptoms at home and when emergency care is required. Drawn from clinical protocols used in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse-advice call centers throughout the United States and Canada over the past 15 years, the guide focuses on ailments typical to children of all ages, from birth through the teenage years. The reference is organized by affected body area such as ...

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My Child Is Sick: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illesses and Injuries

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Overview

Offering fast answers to questions about 50 common ailments and symptoms, this handbook provides clear guidance on when it would be acceptable to treat symptoms at home and when emergency care is required. Drawn from clinical protocols used in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse-advice call centers throughout the United States and Canada over the past 15 years, the guide focuses on ailments typical to children of all ages, from birth through the teenage years. The reference is organized by affected body area such as head, chest, or abdomen, providing parents with the tools to calmly and competently analyze the situation. The concise, bullet point copy helps readers quickly zone in on the appropriate action—ranging from “Call 911 Now” and “Call Your Doctor Within 24 Hours” to “Parent Care at Home”—and lays out a detailed framework for those administering home care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581105964
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 308
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Barton D. Schmitt: Barton D. Schmitt is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and medical director of the After-Hours Call Center at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Schmitt is the author of Pediatric Telephone Protocols: Office Version, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Your Child's Health (Bantam Books). Dr Schmitt has received several awards, including the C. Anderson Aldrich Award for contributions in child development and the Education Award for contributions in pediatric education, both from AAP.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    I am giving this as a gift upon the recommendation of a friend w

    I am giving this as a gift upon the recommendation of a friend who is a pediatric nurse. She recommended it because it was a publication of the American Academy of Pedriatrics. Enough of a recommendation for me.

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

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    A Mom¿s Choice Awards Recipient!

    This book is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; and LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    This is the best book available for parents!

    I don't have to worry about my children when I have this to reference. It is so well written and organized. I would highly recommend this for all parents.

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