Doody's 5-STAR Review
"This book has been used by countless nurses and has provided advice for thousands of parents about their children's health conditions, particularly when pediatric offices are closed. To my knowledge, it is a one-of-a-kind book. This update is absolutely needed as evidence regarding healthcare of children is constantly improving and changing.
Judy A. Liesveld, PhD, CPNP
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
"Our staff of pediatric triage nurses use the Schmitt protocols extensively for their nurse triage in our busy general primary care pediatric office. We couldn't live without it, and wouldn't want to either!"
Diane Butler, MD
Parma Pediatrics, Inc.
"We have used Barton Schmitt's Pediatric Telephone Protocols in our practice for over 15 years. We depend on them to assure that all of our triage staff are giving consistent and accurate advice to our patients. The protocols are well organized and easy to use. Each new edition give us the latest in evidence-based practice."
Debbie Meissner, BSN, RN
Partners in Pediatrics, Ltd.
Reviewer: Judy A. Liesveld, PhD, CPNP (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is the 14th edition of a book of widely used triage protocols for children's health conditions and injuries. The protocols are appropriate for use in telephone call centers and health providers' offices. The previous edition was published in 2011.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nursing and healthcare staff with triage protocols for use with parents who are calling with questions about their children's healthcare issues. These protocols are much needed as guidelines for healthcare staff responding to parents questions, particularly when pediatric healthcare centers are closed for the day.
Audience: The book is written for use by nurses and other healthcare professionals in giving advice to parents and caregivers on children's health issues. The author is the premier authority on pediatric telephone protocols.
Features: The alphabetized protocols cover children's health conditions, illnesses, symptoms, and injuries. They consist of the most pertinent questions regarding the condition or injury and then advice if the parent or caregiver can provide home care for the child, or, alternatively, should have the child seen in the emergency department, urgent care setting, or pediatric office. The unique feature of the book is the easy-to-use, step-by-step format of the protocols. Also helpful are the dosage tables for commonly used over-the-counter pediatric medications. The shortcoming of the book, of course, is that every obscure condition or symptom cannot be included.
Assessment: This book has been used by countless nurses and has provided advice for thousands of parents about their children's health conditions, particularly when pediatric offices are closed. To my knowledge, it is a one-of-a-kind book. This update is absolutely needed as evidence regarding healthcare of children is constantly improving and changing.