Reviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This is a compilation of educational handouts for healthcare professionals to distribute to their patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide healthcare professionals with an easily accessible library of patient education handouts. According to the authors, the literature supports the use of printed materials to enhance verbal patient education. This book meets the authors' objective.
Audience: These handouts are written for the general public and the language is appropriate for that population. The authors, The American Academy of Pediatrics, are known experts in area of children's medicine and lend crediblity to this book.
Features: This book contains a large number of topic areas pertinent to the care of children and teens. The handouts are generally one double-sided page ready for photocopying. This collection of ready-made handouts includes areas such as immunization information, nutrition, safety, and common illnesses.
Assessment: An easily accessible collection of hand-outs that are well developed is a valuable tool for healthcare professionals. This book provides current patient education information in logical order and is an excellent resource for patient educators.