Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
Get an in-depth look at pediatric primary care through the eyes of a Nurse Practitioner! Pediatric Primary Care; 6th Edition guides readers through the process of managing; assessing; and preventing health problems in children; infants; and adolescents. Key topics include developmental theory; issues of daily living; the health status of children today; and diversity and cultural considerations. This 6th edition also features 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 more — to keep college students up to date on the latest issues affecting practice today.
- NEW! Full-color design and illustrations improve usability and learning.
- Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the textbook for further information.
- NEW! Chapter on prescribing pediatric medications emphasizes the unique needs of children in pharmacotherapy.
- Expanded integration of Healthy People 2020 goes beyond the emphasis on physical activity in the previous edition.
- In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence.
- NEW! Focus on diversity (vs culture) offers a greater emphasis on diversity in its many dimensions rather than on culture alone.
- Algorithms are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders.
- Reorganized application of Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns provides a more conceptually consistent flow with Gordon’s model.
- Updated coverage of the Bright Futures guidelines goes beyond the previous edition’s focus on mental health and sexual development.
- Expert editor team well is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs).
- Content devoted to issues of daily living covers issues that are a part of every child’s growth — such as nutrition and toilet training — that could lead to health problems unless appropriate education and guidance are given.
- NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest developments in our understanding of disease processes; disease management in children; and current trends in pediatric healthcare.
- NEW! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action; consultation; or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting.
- NEW! Graduate-level QSEN integration:
- Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is now introduced in the Preface.
- The QSEN Safety competency is now emphasized via the new Practice Alert highlights and integration of National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measures.
- The Informatics competency is addressed with new informatics content in a refocused Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter.
- The Teamwork and Collaboration competency is addressed by new content on the trending topic of interprofessional collaboration; also in the Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter.
- The Evidence-Based Practice competency is integrated through icons that reference evidence-based guidelines.
- NEW! Graduate-level QSEN integration:
- Updated coverage of the Affordable Care Act includes a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (including Medicaid expansion) and its implications for access to pediatric healthcare.
- Additional coverage of growth and development includes a thorough revision of the chapter on developmental management in pediatric primary care along with inclusion of developmental milestones in appropriate chapters.
- Expanded coverage of assessment; genetics and epigenetics; mental health issues; the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program; and global health reflect the growing impact of these trends on pediatric primary care.
- Expanded coverage of health literacy includes application of health literacy principles ― the ability to read; obtain; understand; and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment ― in relevant chapters.
- The 4-part organization includes 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 retitled Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice and eliminates general practice management content that is already covered in other parts of the curriculum to focus on content more specific to pediatric practice management ― including 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 trend of interprofessional collaboration.
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