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Pediatric Primary Care

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.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4059-8


  • 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



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