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Pediatric Primary Care

This fourth edition of Pediatric Primary Care is prepared to assist the pediatric healthcare provider to understand the wide spectrum of conditions seen in primary care of children. Written by experienced authors familiar with the scope of practice and knowledge base of pediatric nurse practitioners, it emphasizes prevention as well as management, and presents guidelines on assessing children from infancy through adolescence. The text is appropriate for nurse practitioner, medical, and physician assistant students as well as experienced clinicians who want a current pediatric primary care resource with easy access to information.

Book, 1392 Pages

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3549-5


  • Unit One Pediatric Primary Care Foundations

    1. Child Health Status in America

    2. Child and Family Health Assessment

    3. Cultural Perspectives for Pediatric Primary Care

    Unit Two Management of Development

    4. Developmental Management in Pediatric Primary Care

    5. Developmental Management of Infants

    6. Developmental Management of Toddlers and Preschoolers

    7. Developmental Management of School-Age Children

    8. Developmental Management of Adolescents

    Unit Three Approaches to Health Management in Pediatric Primary Care

    9. Introduction to Health Promotion

    10. Health Perception and Health Management Patterns

    11. Nutrition

    12. Breastfeeding

    13. Elimination Patterns

    14. Activities and Sports for Children and Adolescents

    15. Sleep and Rest

    16. Cognitive-Perceptual Patterns: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Blindness, Deafness, and Autism

    17. Self-Perception Issues

    18. Role Relationships

    19. Sexuality

    20. Coping and Stress Tolerance: Mental Health Problems

    21. Values and Beliefs

    Unit Four Approaches to Disease Management

    22. Introduction to Diseases and Pain Management

    23. Infections Diseases and Immunizations

    24. Atopic and Rheumatic Disorders

    25. Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

    26. Hematologic Diseases

    27. Neurologic Disorders

    28. Eye Disorders

    29. Ear Disorders

    30. Cardiovascular Disorders

    31. Respiratory Disorders

    32. Gastrointestinal Disorders

    33. Dental and Oral Disorders

    34. Genitourinary Disorders

    35. Gynecologic Conditions

    36. Dermatologic Diseases

    37. Musculoskeletal Disorders

    38. Perinatal Conditions

    39. Common Injuries

    40. Genetic Disorders

    41. Environmental Health Issues

    42. Complementary Medicine

    43. Practice Management Strategies for a Health Care Practice


    A. Medications in Pediatric Practice

    B. Growth Charts

    C. Normal Laboratory Values

    D. Supplemental Asthma Information


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