Pediatric Primary Care


  • Catherine Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Ardys Dunn, PhD, RN, PNP, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Portland School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon; Professor, Retired, Samuel Merritt College School of Nursing, Oakland, California
  • Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Professor, School of Nursing, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California; Co-Director, PNP Program, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
  • Nancy Starr, MS, APRN, BC (PNP), CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Pediatric Associates, Aurora, Colorado
  • Catherine Blosser, MPA:HA, RN, APRN, BC (PNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Albertina Kerr Health Services, Portland, Oregon

Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4059-8

Table of Contents

Unit One: Pediatric Primary Care Foundations

  1. Health Status of Children: Global and Local Perspectives
  2. Child and Family Health Assessment
  3. Cultural Perspectives for Pediatric Primary Care
  4. Unit Two: Management of Development

  5. Developmental Management in Pediatric Primary Care
  6. Developmental Management of Infants
  7. Developmental Management of Toddlers and Preschoolers
  8. Developmental Management of School-Age Children
  9. Developmental Management of Adolescents
  10. Unit Three: Approaches to Health Management in Pediatric Primary Care

  11. Introduction to Functional Health Patterns and Health Promotion
  12. Nutrition
  13. Breastfeeding
  14. Elimination Patterns
  15. Physical Activity and Sports for Children and Adolescents
  16. Sleep and Rest
  17. Cognitive-Perceptual Disorders: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Problems, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blindness and Deafness
  18. Self-Perception Issues
  19. Role Relationships
  20. Sexuality
  21. Coping and Stress Tolerance: Mental Health and Illness
  22. Values and Beliefs
  23. Unit Four: Approaches to Disease Management

  24. Introduction to Disease Management
  25. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management
  26. Infectious Diseases and Immunizations
  27. Atopic and Rheumatic Disorders
  28. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  29. Hematologic Disorders
  30. Neurologic Disorders
  31. Eye Disorders
  32. Ear Disorders
  33. Cardiovascular Disorders
  34. Respiratory Disorders
  35. Gastrointestinal Disorders
  36. Dental and Oral Disorders
  37. Genitourinary Disorders
  38. Gynecologic Disorders
  39. Dermatologic Disorders
  40. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  41. Perinatal Conditions
  42. Common Injuries
  43. Genetic Disorders
  44. Environmental Health Issues
  45. Complementary Medicine
  46. Strategies for Managing a Health Care Practice


A. Medications in Pediatric Practice

B. Growth Charts

C. Normal Laboratory Values

D. Additional Resources

E. Discussion Questions