Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
Gain a comprehensive understanding of primary care for children as seen through the eyes of a Nurse Practitioner. The Managing, Assessing, and Preventing Health Problems in Children, Infants, and Adolescents section of Pediatric Primary Care, Sixth Edition walks readers through the process of managing, assessing, and preventing health problems in children of all ages. Developmental theory, issues related to daily living, the current state of children's health, and diversity and cultural considerations are among the important topics that will be covered. This sixth edition also includes a wealth of new content and updates, such as a new chapter on pediatric pharmacology; 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 many more, to ensure that college students are kept up to date on the most recent issues affecting practice today.
- NEW! Usability and education are both enhanced by designs and illustrations that are rendered in full color.
- The textbook contains additional information in the form of resources for both families and healthcare providers throughout its entirety.
- NEW! In the chapter on the prescription of medications for children, the special requirements of pediatric pharmacotherapy are emphasized.
- The previous edition of Healthy People 2020 placed a strong emphasis on the importance of physical activity; however, the expanded integration of Healthy People 2020 goes beyond this.
- Patients ranging in age from infancy to adolescence are included in the comprehensive guidance provided for evaluating and treating pediatric health issues.
- NEW! A greater emphasis is placed on diversity in all of its many dimensions rather than on culture by itself when there is a focus on diversity rather than culture.
- In order to provide a clear and concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders, the book makes extensive use of algorithms throughout.
- Reorganizing how Gordon's Functional Health Patterns are applied results in a flow that is more conceptually consistent with Gordon's model.
- The most recent iteration of the Bright Futures guidelines expands its coverage well beyond the previous edition's primary emphasis on mental health and sexual maturation.
- The expert editorial team is very familiar with the areas of practice and knowledge bases of both pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and family nurse practitioners (FNPs) (FNPs).
- The content that is devoted to issues of daily living covers topics that are an inevitable part of every child's development, such as learning how to eat properly and using the restroom, and which have the potential to cause health problems if the appropriate education and direction are not provided.
- NEW! The entirety of the content has been brought up to date to reflect the most recent breakthroughs in our understanding of disease processes, the treatment of diseases in children, and the most recent trends in pediatric healthcare.
- NEW! Practice Alerts are meant to bring to the attention of primary care providers situations that may require immediate action, consultation, or referral to a specialist for additional treatment that is not provided in the primary care setting.
- NEW! Integration of QSEN at the Graduate Level Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is now presented in the Preface of this book.
- The QSEN Safety competency is now being emphasized via the newly implemented Practice Alert highlights as well as the integration of the National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measures.
- The Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter has had its focus shifted, and as part of that revision, new material addressing the informatics competency has been added.
- New material on the hot topic of interprofessional collaboration, which also appears in the chapter titled “Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice,” contributes to the coverage of the competency known as “Teamwork and Collaboration.”
- Integral to the implementation of the Evidence-Based Practice competency are icons that make reference to evidence-based guidelines.
- The coverage of the Affordable Care Act has been brought up to date, and this update includes a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (including the expansion of Medicaid), as well as the implications this law has for access to pediatric healthcare.
- In order to provide further coverage of growth and development, the chapter on developmental management in pediatric primary care has been subjected to a comprehensive rewrite, and appropriate chapters have also been updated to include developmental milestones.
- The growing influence of these trends on pediatric primary care can be seen in the increased emphasis placed on assessment, genetics and epigenetics, mental health issues, the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, and global health.
- The expanded coverage of health literacy includes the application of the principles of health literacy in relevant chapters. Health literacy is defined as the ability to read, obtain, understand, and use healthcare information in order to make appropriate decisions regarding one's health and follow instructions for treatment.
- The organizational structure is comprised of four parts: 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.
- Refocused practice management chapter has been renamed Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice. This chapter eliminates general practice management content that is already covered in other parts of the curriculum in order to focus on content that is more specific to pediatric practice management. This content includes 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 demand for pediatric health care services.
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