Pediatric Primary Care: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners / Edition 3

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Overview

This new third edition covers conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing prevention as well as management of problems from the nurse practitioner perspective. It begins with an overview of the status of children in the United States and a review of developmental theory, followed by guidelines on how to assess children and families. A significant portion of the text is devoted to issues of daily living that are a part of every child's growth and issues that could lead to health problems (nutrition, toilet training) unless appropriate guidance is given. Disease processes often encountered by the pediatric primary provider are addressed through discussions of assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and prevention.
  • Written by experienced authors who are familiar with the scope of practice and knowledge base needed by nurse practitioners.
  • Chapters on Complementary Therapies and Environmental Health include content not often found in other pediatric textbooks.
  • Valuable appendices provide information on medications, growth charts, and laboratory values.
  • Informative Resource boxes include websites as well as organizations and printed materials useful to nurse practitioners and their patients.
  • Discussions of cultural factors facilitate a clear understanding of child health.
  • Nursing Diagnosis boxes at the end of most chapters contain the latest (2003-2004) NANDA nursing diagnoses for that chapter.
  • A new chapter on Practice Management covers organization of practice, tips for billing compliance with medical standards, working with other providers, and development of employment contracts.
  • The latest practice guidelines are included from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research, and other expert sources.
  • Updated information examines the health status of children in the United States and focuses on the issues of greatest concern for both parents and primary caregivers.
  • More tables and decision-making guidelines throughout focus on differential diagnosis decision-making.
  • Immunization Recommendations have been updated.
  • A revised medication appendix includes newly approved drugs.
  • An updated and revised table on breastfeeding lists contraindicated drugs.
  • A new internal design makes material easier to read.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Lou Korpon
This second edition is designed to complement and surpass its predecessor published in 1996. It is nicely divided into sections such as development, health patterns, and disease topics which comprise holistic care. In addition, there are new chapters to deal with timely topics such as complimentary medicine and environmental issues. The purpose is to provide both a handbook for new and experienced nurse practitioners and a textbook for students. Pediatrics is a constantly changing and evolving field. Currently available references must always must always be updated to reflect this. The editors have provided a book that can be used throughout a career. This book is written at an appropriate level and can be used by students and nurse practitioners in practice. The table of contents reveals a comprehensive list of appropriate topics without duplication or significant omissions. The additions included in this edition are needed and current topics of interest. The contributors are all pediatric nurse practitioners and the majority are involved in academia. This qualifies them as experts in this field. Pediatric primary care topics are covered with an emphasis on a holistic approach. For the most part, the illustrations are in black-and-white, with some color photos of commonly seen problems included. If this book is to functin well as a teaching tool, complementary slides of other conditions need to be included. All the chapters, from well child care to disease processes are well done and follow a consistent approach to the subject matter. This is a necessary update to the first edition. In pediatric primary care, there is always a need for updated information. Some otheravailable resources are adequate, but if they are not written by PNPs, the essential components which make nurse practitioners unique are often lacking. I would recommend this book to educators, beginning PNPs, and experienced PNPs.
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Reviewer: Mary Lou Korpon, MS, RN, CPNP (Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing)
Description: This second edition is designed to complement and surpass its predecessor published in 1996. It is nicely divided into sections such as development, health patterns, and disease topics which comprise holistic care. In addition, there are new chapters to deal with timely topics such as complimentary medicine and environmental issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide both a handbook for new and experienced nurse practitioners and a textbook for students. Pediatrics is a constantly changing and evolving field. Currently available references must always must always be updated to reflect this. The editors have provided a book that can be used throughout a career.
Audience: This book is written at an appropriate level and can be used by students and nurse practitioners in practice. The table of contents reveals a comprehensive list of appropriate topics without duplication or significant omissions. The additions included in this edition are needed and current topics of interest. The contributors are all pediatric nurse practitioners and the majority are involved in academia. This qualifies them as experts in this field.
Features: Pediatric primary care topics are covered with an emphasis on a holistic approach. For the most part, the illustrations are in black-and-white, with some color photos of commonly seen problems included. If this book is to functin well as a teaching tool, complementary slides of other conditions need to be included. All the chapters, from well child care to disease processes are well done and follow a consistent approach to the subject matter.
Assessment: This is a necessary update to the first edition. In pediatric primary care, there is always a need for updated information. Some other available resources are adequate, but if they are not written by PNPs, the essential components which make nurse practitioners unique are often lacking. I would recommend this book to educators, beginning PNPs, and experienced PNPs.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721601854
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/24/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1424
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.46 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon; Professor, Retired, Schoold of Nursing, Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, California

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Table of Contents

UNIT 1. Pediatric Primary Care Foundations
1. Child Health Status in the United States
2. Child Assessment in Pediatric Primary Care
3. Family Assessment in Pediatric Primary Care
4. Cultural Perspectives for Primary Health Care

UNIT 2. Management of Development
5. Developmental Management in Pediatric Primary Care
6. Developmental Management of Infants
7. Developmental Management of Toddlers and Preschoolers
8. Developmental Management of School-Age Children
9. Developmental Management of Adolescents

UNIT 3. Approaches to Health Management in Pediatric Primary Care
10. Introduction to Health Promotion
11. Health Perception and Health Management Pattern
12. Nutrition
13. Breastfeeding
14. Elimination Patterns
15. Activities and Sports for Children and Adolescents
16. Sleep and Rest
17. Cognitive-Perceptual Patterns
18. Self-Perception
19. Role Relationships
20. Sexuality
21. Coping and Stress Tolerance
22. Values and Beliefs

UNIT 4. Approaches to Disease Management
23. Introduction to Disease and Pain Management
24. Infectious Diseases
25. Atopic Disorders and Rheumatic Diseases
26. Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
27. Hematologic Diseases
28. Neurologic Disorders
29. Eye Problems
30. Ear Disorders
31. Cardiovascular Disorders
32. Respiratory Disorders
33. Gastrointestinal Disorders
34. Dental and Oral Diseases
35. Genitourinary Disorders
36. Gynecologic Conditions
37. Dermatologic Diseases
38. Musculoskeletal Disorders
39. Perinatal Conditions
40. Common Injuries
41. Genetic Disorders
42. Environmental Health Issues
43. Complementary Therapies
44. Practice Management

APPENDIXES
Medications
Growth Grids
Normal Laboratory Values
Healthy People 2010

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