Primary Care of the Premature Infant

Primary Care of the Premature Infant
Author: Dara Brodsky,Mary Ann Ouellette
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1416000399
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care of the Premature Infant Book Excerpt:

Our understanding of the management of diseases in the premature infant has changed dramatically in recent years, and it can be quite difficult to remain up-to-date on changes in this highly scientific field. Dr. Brodsky and Ms. Ouellette have worked together to create a comprehensive reference that covers both the pathophysiology and epidemiology of problems occurring in premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the management of these problems once the infant has been released from the NICU to a community practice. The book emphasizes specific diseases that affect premature infants and focuses on two primary categories: background and management in the NICU, and management of specific illnesses after discharge from the NICU. Find information quickly using an up-to-date summary of the problems that are likely to affect the premature infant.Review helpful guidelines on feeding and growth, neurologic outcomes, developmental problems, retinopathy of prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and much more. Use easy-to-follow management algorithms to help diagnose and manage common issues in premature infants after discharge.Make effective decisions about screening, immunizations, counseling of parents, and more..Help families deal with the emotional impact of caring for a premature infant..Access a list of disease-specific websites for clinicians and families.

Primary Care Pediatrics

Primary Care Pediatrics
Author: Carol Green-Hernandez,Joanne K. Singleton,Daniel Z. Aronzon
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 946
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780781720083
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care Pediatrics Book Excerpt:

This pediatric primary care text takes a family centered approach, examining issues from the perspective of the child and the caregiver. Unlike most primary care texts, it blends traditional health care with complementary therapies. Throughout, it identifies needs based on culture and ethnicity and lists community resources-including websites--where families can obtain more information or help. Features include: Case Studies, Clinical Pearls, and Clinical Warnings. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Primary Care of the Newborn

Primary Care of the Newborn
Author: Henry M. Seidel,Beryl J. Rosenstein,Ambadas Pathak,Wendell H. McKay
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2006-08-23
ISBN: 0323037240
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care of the Newborn Book Excerpt:

Here's a comprehensive, pocket-sized resource for the care of full-term newborns. It provides guidance on well-baby development, monitoring the newborn, non-acute disease management, patient education, and more. Concise and convenient, this is the perfect reference for anyone who cares for babies in the first hours of life. Presents cutting-edge chapters on prenatal diagnosis, screening, and genetics. Speeds information gathering with extensive charts and tables, procedures, laboratory observations and other essential data collected in appendices. Expedites access to vital information with a bulleted outline format. Offers relevant tables on cultural and religious considerations affecting care of the newborn. Enhances favorite figures to make visual information easier access. Adds Fast Facts, Pearls and Pitfalls and expert opinions to give you authority in a flash.

Primary Care of the Preterm Infant

Primary Care of the Preterm Infant
Author: Judy C. Bernbaum,Marsha Hoffman-Williamson
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care of the Preterm Infant Book Excerpt:

The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care

The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care
Author: Marilyn Augustyn,Barry S. Zuckerman,Elizabeth B. Caronna
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-09-29
ISBN: 1608319148
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care Book Excerpt:

The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this popular handbook provides practical guidance on diagnosing and treating children with developmental and behavioral problems in the primary care setting. Chapters written in outline format address topics ranging from everyday problems such as biting and social avoidance to serious and complex psychiatric disorders such as anorexia and depression. This edition includes new chapters on dealing with difficult child behavior in the office; alternative therapy for autism spectrum disorders; treatment of autism spectrum disorders; oppositional defiant disorder; bilingualism; health literacy; incarcerated parents; and military parents. Recommended readings for physicians and parents are included. A companion website includes the fully searchable text.

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E Book

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E Book
Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 032308088X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E Book Book Excerpt:

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

Nurturing the Premature Infant

Nurturing the Premature Infant
Author: Edward Goldson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1999-04-29
ISBN: 0195085701
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nurturing the Premature Infant Book Excerpt:

As more premature infants survive the immediate neonatal period and require prolonged periods of hospitalization, researchers in fetal development and infancy have begun to reassess the strategies for their care. In the past, the focus of neonatal intensive care was to sustain life, with little attention to the quality and implications of survival. Today, however, researchers and clinicians are seeking to enhance the development of these small infants by ameliorating the effects of extreme prematurity and the associated medical and surgical complications. This book reports the work of leading researchers who have begun to use a variety of developmental interventions in the management of small infants in neonatal intensive care units.

Home Care for the High risk Infant

Home Care for the High risk Infant
Author: Elizabeth Ahmann
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780834207509
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Care for the High risk Infant Book Excerpt:

This revised, expanded edition addresses the increased interest in and demand for information about the nursing care of premature, technology-dependent infants once they are at home. In addition to clinical practice and research updates it includes care plans, assessment forms, sample care maps, and other hands-on materials which make it a valuable tool as well as a textbook.

Primary Care Optometry

Primary Care Optometry
Author: Theodore P. Grosvenor
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0750675756
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care Optometry Book Excerpt:

An ideal resource for anyone involved in eye care - students, opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists - this resource provides comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and management of common eye and vision problems. Key topics include procedures for myopia control or reduction, as well as the co-management of refractive surgery and ocular disease. This book is also an excellent guide to detecting systemic diseases that can have an effect on the visual system. Complete coverage of key optometric skills, including: how to take a comprehensive ocular and health history how to thoroughly investigate ocular health status how to perform a thorough refractive and binocular vision examination how to prescribe corrective lenses and/or vision therapy how to co-manage refractive surgery and ocular disease. Comprehensive discussions of the theory behind each optometric procedure. An emphasis on current non-surgical methods of myopia control and reduction, as well as methods of caring for patients with impaired vision. A logical organization, divided into three main parts: anomalies of refraction and binocular vision, optometric examination, and diagnosis and management. In-depth coverage of topics that include: objective refraction, subjective refraction, binocular vision examination, corneal topography measurement, ophthalmic lenses, geriatric optometry, vision impairment, control of myopia, and management of ocular diseases in a primary care optometric practice. An increased emphasis on changes in vision likely to occur in older patients, including age-related vision loss. Expanded coverage of hot topics in optometry, such as diabetes and macular degeneration. Four new chapters covering Hyperopia, Age-Related Vision Problems, Age-Related Vision Loss, and Care of the Vision-Impaired Patient. The user-friendly layout now features more tables, boxes, and illustrations to speed you to important information. A new full-color design offers a wealth of vivid illustrations that clearly depict important procedures, concepts, and techniques.

Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies

Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies
Author: Catherine Burns,Beth Richardson,Margaret Brady
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN: 0763761362
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies Book Excerpt:

Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies is a collection of pediatric case studies of common health problems of well, accutely ill, and chronically ill children. This text provides students with the opportunity to assess the scenario, differential diagnoses, treatment and educational plans. The cases include history and physical examination data and provide suggested case solutions. The cases include developmental, behavioral, and disease problems written to include family, cultural, and other contextual issues which must be considered to provide optimal care. Current guidelines and evidence-based research are used to support the care recommendations. Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies provides realistic ambulatory care cases that allows students to develop their critical thinking skills as they work through common situations faced by health care providers.

Index Medicus

Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1524
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index Medicus Book Excerpt:

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E book

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E book
Author: AWHONN,M. Terese Verklan,Marlene Walden,NANN,AACN
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN: 1437725996
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E book Book Excerpt:

Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. Coverage of key content on the neonatal intensive care nursing certification exam prepares you for test success. Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home emphasizes the importance of total care of the neonatal patient and family. New and updated content on late preterm infants, neurologic disorders, and ventilatory strategies provide the latest information from the field for more effective patient outcomes.

Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care Sixth Edition

Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care  Sixth Edition
Author: Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN,Leslie Altimier, DNP, RNC, MSN, NE-BC,Marina V. Boykova, PhD, RN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 0826139140
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

Praise for the Fifth Edition: “This book provides a complete look at neonatal healthcare delivery...[It] includes discussions of contemporary topics of interest, such as informatics, genetics, global health, and family-centered care, which are vital to providers caring for neonates today. The case studies and evidence-based practice dialogues provide great opportunities for further reflection. The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates." Score: 92, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews The sixth edition of this acclaimed neonatal nursing text is completely updated to encompass the most current research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. It continues to address neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic perspective, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. It examines each neonatal body system and describes evidence-based interventions that assist in understanding the ‘why’ behind various clinical presentations. Integrative management is threaded throughout the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, QSEN competencies, and online resources help to amplify and reinforce content. New to the Sixth Edition: New technologies including neonatal health care simulation Trauma-Informed Care Substantial revisions to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Updates in Continuous Quality Improvement Emphasis on neuroprotective factors Emerging global trends Genomics and its relationship to precision health prevention of diseases Maternal-Fetal Units Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and maternal drug use Leadership and cost management of the NICU Updates on neonatal care protocols and procedures, new treatments, and new trends in family-centered integrative developmental care New palliative care protocols Video clips regarding parental caregiving Parent perspectives on care Podcasts from experts in the field Highlighted callouts for Emergency Alert, Quality and Safety Issues, and Family Concerns Key Features: Complete physiologic and embryologic foundation of each neonatal body system The relevance of various diagnostic tests Integrates quality and safety as per QSEN competencies Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, parent handouts, and online resources Authored by internationally reputed “mother” of neonatal nursing Parent Voices provide new perspective on neonatal care

Core Curriculum for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Core Curriculum for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Author: Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger
Publsiher: Mosby
Total Pages: 1058
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Core Curriculum for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Book Excerpt:

"Publication ... is the result of a joint effort between the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP)"--Pref.

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing
Author: Geraldine M. Collins-Bride,JoAnne M. Saxe
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0763774146
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing Book Excerpt:

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Edition is an accessible and practical reference designed to help nurses and students with daily clinical decision making. Written in collaboration with certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, pharmacists, and physicians, it fosters a team approach to health care. Divided into four areas--Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and, Adult General Medicine--and following a lifespan approach, it utilizes the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format. Additionally, the authors explore complex chronic disease management, health promotion across the lifespan, and professional and legal issues such as reimbursement, billing, and the legal scope of practice. Unique and inclusive of topics and issues unaddressed in other texts, Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Edition incorporates care of transgender individuals, intimate partner violence, health care maintenance for adults with developmental disabilities, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Primary Health Care of Children

Primary Health Care of Children
Author: Jane A. Fox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1087
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ambulatory medical care for children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Health Care of Children Book Excerpt:

This text is a comprehensive clinical text/reference for the PNP, FNP or caregiver who focuses on the primary care of infants, children, and adolescents. The main section of the book is organized by body system and includes the most common presenting symptoms and problems of children. Each body system section begins with content that relates to the entire system: health promotion; identification of risk factors; and diagnostic and laboratory studies. Then for each specific entry or problem, the reader will find information regarding alerts for referral; etiology/incidence; differential diagnosis; and management. With this organization, the book demonstrates and promotes diagnostic reasoning.

Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E Book

Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E Book
Author: John L. Pfenninger,Grant C. Fowler
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1773
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN: 1455700924
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E Book Book Excerpt:

Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive, "how-to" resource offering step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care clinicians. . Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide you through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features full-color illustrations and easy access to the complete contents and illustrations, patient forms, and more online at www.expertconsult.com. Understand how to proceed, step by step, thanks to detailed text and illustrations. Locate critical information at a glance with numerous boxes and tables. Use the book for years with minimal wear and tear thanks to its sturdy cover. Patient education handouts to educate, save time, and reduce liability Coding guidelines included This best selling text now includes full color photos and new sections on Aesthetic and Hospitalist Procedures in addition to an update of all the previous procedures discussed in prior editions! Access the complete contents and illustrations online, download patient education handouts and consent forms, view lists of device manufacturers, and more at www.expertconsult.com. Offer your patients a variety of cosmetic procedures using lasers and pulsed-light devices (including individual chapters on procedures for hair removal, photorejuvenation, , skin tightening and skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal), botulinum toxin, as well as new coverage of cosmeceutical skin care, tissue fillers, and photodynamic therapy. Master new procedures such as maggot treatment for chronic ulcers, endovenous vein closure, stress echo, insertion of the contraceptive capsule (Implanon) and tubal implant (Essure), musculoskeletal ultrasound, no-needle/no-scalpel vasectomy, procedures to treat acute headaches, and more. Don’t worry! All the more basic office procedures are still included...with improved and updated discussions! Pfenninger and Fowler provide the latest and most comprehensive information on medical procedures that allow primary care physicians to more effectively treat their patients.

Pediatric Acute Care

Pediatric Acute Care
Author: Beth Bolick,Karin Reuter-Rice,Maureen A. Madden,Paul N. Severin
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2020-06-20
ISBN: 0323755828
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Acute Care Book Excerpt:

Stay up-to-date on the latest evidence and clinical practice in pediatric acute care with the definitive textbook in the field. Now in its second edition, Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice takes an evidence-based, interprofessional approach to pediatric acute care as it exemplifies the depth and diversity that’s needed for the dynamic healthcare environments in which acutely ill children receive care. Coverage includes how to work with the pediatric patient and family, major acute care disorders and their management, emergency preparedness, common acute care procedures, and much more. With contributions from more than 200 practicing clinicians and academic experts, it represents a wide variety of disciplines including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, child life, nutrition, law, integrative medicine, education, public health, and psychology, among others. The second edition also features the addition of new physician and nurse practitioner co-editors as well as extensive content updates including updated evidence-based content throughout the text, the integration of the 2016 IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, a new full-color design, and new vivid illustrations throughout. UNIQUE! Interprofessional collaborative approach includes contributions from more than 200 practicing clinicians and academic experts from the U.S. and Canada, including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, child life, nutrition, law, integrative medicine, education, public health, and psychology. Consistent organization within disorder chapters begins with a section on Physiology and continues with sections on Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Etiology, Presentation, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnostic Studies, and a Plan of Care that include Therapeutic Management, Consultation, Patient and Family Education and Disposition and Discharge Planning. Comprehensive content spanning five units divides coverage into introductory information, the approach to the pediatric patient and family, major acute care disorders and their management, emergency preparedness, and common acute care procedures. NEW! Updated evidence-based content has been added throughout to ensure that you’re up-to-date on all topics needed to provide care for pediatric patients in acute, inpatient, emergency, transport, and critical care settings. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations enhance learning and make content easier to navigate and digest. NEW! Integration of the 2016 IPEC Core Competencies ensure that you’re learning the professional skills and protocols required for effective, contemporary interprofessional collaborative practice. UPDATED! Streamlined procedures unit focuses more sharply on need-to-know content.

Pediatric Anesthesia

Pediatric Anesthesia
Author: James S. Furstein, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CPNP-AC
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2022-08-05
ISBN: 0826138756
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Anesthesia Book Excerpt:

Emphasizing safety, efficacy, and evidence, this is the only text representative of the multidisciplinary effort requisite to ensure delivery of optimal pediatric anesthesia care. Featuring the expert perspectives of over 120 professionals across disciplines, this highly anticipated text is designed to meet the needs of nurse anesthesia students and certified registered nurse anesthetists responsible for providing anesthesia for infants and children. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary, practical approach, this user-friendly text delivers a comprehensive survey of all key aspects of the field, including evidence-based techniques and current trends. With brief and consistent chapters organized by body system, this text offers readers a solid foundation in pediatric anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and anesthetic care to ensure the delivery of best practices in the clinical arena. With patient safety at the forefront, brief procedural chapters review the indications, unique aspects of the preoperative evaluation, and a step-by-step guide to delivering anesthesia for a variety of common and complex procedures, as well as clinical pearls, complications management, and postoperative care considerations. More than 35 case studies illustrate application of anesthetic techniques in practice and foster critical thinking and discussion. Abundant figures and tables illustrate key points and aid in retention. Instructor resources include an instructor's manual with additional case studies, PowerPoints, and a test bank. Key Features: Presents the entire range of anesthetic procedures organized by body system Demonstrates advanced techniques and aids retention through case studies, illustrations, tables, and images Covers special topics including fetal surgery, neonatal emergencies, transplant surgery, pain management, ERAS protocols, non-operating room anesthesia, and ethical considerations Includes online resources for emergency medication dosing, age-based parameters, antibiotic prophylaxis, and case plan templates Includes an instructor's manual with additional case studies, PowerPoints, and a test bank.

Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition

Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition
Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition Book Excerpt:

This popular resource provides the necessary knowledge to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses major issues common to the care of all children with chronic conditions including: the role of the primary care provider; the impact of a chronic condition on the child's development and its impact on the family, school issues, ethical and cultural concerns; managing care coordination; transition to adulthood; and the financial resources needed to support the child. The book also identifies specific chronic conditions found in children that necessitate alterations in standard primary care practices as a result of the chronic condition. This is the only book authored by a Nurse Practitioner that focuses on chronic conditions in children. Authors and contributors are actively practicing experts on specific conditions. Chronic Conditions chapters include boxes with information on Clinical Manifestations at Time of Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, Associated Problems, and more. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all Chronic Conditions chapters review important information. A list of resources at the end of the chapters directs the reader to patient materials, national organizations, helpful websites, and additional sources of information. A consistent format organizes information according to each condition's: Etiology (including known genetic etiology); Incidence and Prevalence; Clinical Manifestations at Time of Diagnosis; Treatment (including complementary & alternative therapies); Associated Problems; Anticipated Advances in Diagnosis and Management (including advances in knowledge of genetic etiology or treatment); Prognosis; Primary Care Management; Health Care Maintenance; Common Illness Management; Developmental Issues; and Family Concerns and Resources. Five new chapters have been added on Care Coordination, Allergies, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mood Disorders, and Tourette's Syndrome & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Expanded material presents more detailed coverage of genetic content and complementary & alternative therapies. Completely new design and a new trim size make the information more accessible. Completely revised with up-to-date information.