Core Curriculum for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Edited by

  • Nancy Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, CPNP, Professor and Director, Pediatric and School Nurse Practitioner Programs, College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


    2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner

    Written by expert pediatric nurse practitioners, this resource is a fully endorsed compendium of essential information. Using an easy-to-use outline format, it defines the parameters of the specialty by outlining the entire scope of PNP practice and covers everything in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) certification exams. In light of the increase in the number of PNP programs and students seeking certification, Core Curriculum for Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioners offers the big-picture view that every PNP needs.
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    Book information

    • Published: October 2006
    • Imprint: MOSBY
    • ISBN: 978-0-323-02756-4

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    1. Evolution of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Role

    2. Essential Elements of the Advanced Practice Role for Pediatric Nurse

    3. Clinical Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making

    Section 2: Health Assessment and Physical Examination

    4. Measures of Child Growth and Development

    5. Assessment of the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

    6. Assessment of the Pulmonary System

    7. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

    8. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System

    9. Assessment of the Reproductive and Urologic Systems

    10. Assessment of the Integumentary System

    11. Assessment of the Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems

    12. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System

    13. Assessment of the Neurologic System

    Section 3: Special Topics in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    14. Core Concepts in Genetics

    15. Immunizations

    16. Nutrition

    17. Preconceptional and Prenatal Role

    18. Care of the Newborn Before Hospital Discharge

    19. Newborns and Infants

    20. Preterm Infant Follow-up Care

    21. Child Abuse and Neglect

    22. Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-agers

    23. Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Screening for
    Children and Adolescents

    24. Sports Participation: Evaluation and Monitoring

    25. Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, and College-age Young Adults

    26. Sexuality and Birth Control

    Section 4: Diagnosis and Management of Common Illness in Children and Adolescents

    27. Common Illness of the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

    28. Common Illness of the Pulmonary System

    29. Common Illness of the Cardiovascular System

    30. Common Illness of the Gastrointestinal System

    31. Common Illness of the Reproductive and Urologic Systems

    32. Common Illness of the Integumentary System

    33. Common Illness of the Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems

    34. Common Illness of the Musculoskeletal System

    35. Common Illness of the Neurologic System

    Section 5: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Conditions in Children and Adolescents

    36. Asthma

    37. Cerebral Palsy

    38. Childhood Cancer

    39. Cleft Lip and Palate

    40. Common Genetic Conditions in Children

    41. Common Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    42. Congenital Heart Disease

    43. Cystic Fibrosis

    44. Diabetes Types 1 and 2

    45. Eating Disorders

    46. Epilepsy

    47. Hemoglobinopathies

    48. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    49. Learning Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    50. Chronic Renal Failure in Children

    51. Spina Bifida and Other Myelodysplasias

    Section 6: Diagnostic, Medication, and Treatment Guides for Children and

    52. Readiness for Handling Pediatric Emergencies in the Primary Care Office

    53. Diagnostic Tests for Pediatric Clinical Decision Making

    54. Pharmacodynamic Considerations Unique to Neonates, Infants, Children, and

    55. Pain Management for Children

    56. Complementary and Alternative Therapy

    57. Nonpharmacologic Treatments and Pediatric Procedures

    Section 7: Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Outcomes in Outpatient Settings

    58. Evolving Roles for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners