Pediatric Primary Care 6th Edition

Pediatric Primary Care 6th EditionGet 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 assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in infants, children, and adolescents.

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Key topics include developmental theory, issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. This sixth 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 readers up to date on the latest issues affecting practice today.


  • Comprehensive content provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management.
  • In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence.
  • Four-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.
  • 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.
  • Algorithms are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders.
  • Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the text for further information.
  • 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).
    • 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! Chapter on prescribing pediatric medications emphasizes the unique needs of children in pharmacotherapy.
    • NEW! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action, consultation, or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting.
    • NEW! Full-color design and illustrations improve usability and learning.
    • 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 Practicechapter.
        • The Evidence-Based Practice competency is integrated through icons that reference evidence-based guidelines.


  • Reorganized application of Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns provides a more conceptually consistent flow with Gordon’s model.
  • Expanded integration of Healthy People 2020 goes beyond the emphasis on physical activity in the previous edition.
  • Expanded coverage of health literacy includes application of health literacy principles ― the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment ― in relevant chapters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updated coverage of the Bright Futures guidelines goes beyond the previous edition’s focus on mental health and sexual development.
  • NEW! Focus on diversity (vs culture) offers a greater emphasis on diversity in its many dimensions rather than on culture alone.
  • 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.
Pediatric Primary Care 6th Edition
by Burns PhD RN CPNP-PC FAAN, Catherine E. (Author), Dunn PhD RN PNP, Ardys M. (Author), Brady PhD RN CPNP-PC, Margaret A. (Author), Starr MS APRN BC (PNP) CPNP-PC, Nancy Barber (Author), Blosser MPA:HA RN APRN BC (PNP), Catherine G. (Author), Garzon Maaks PhD PNP-BC CPNP-PC PMHS FAANP, Dawn Lee (Author)
ISBN-10: 032324338X

Pediatric Primary Care 6th Edition Content

Unit 1: Pediatric Primary Care Foundations
1 Health Status of Children: Global and
National Perspectives, 2
2 Child and Family Health Assessment, 10
3 Cultural Considerations for Pediatric Primary
Care, 33
Unit 2: Management of Development
4 Developmental Management in Pediatric
Primary Care, 46
5 Developmental Management of Infants, 61
6 Developmental Management of Early
Childhood, 80
7 Developmental Management of School-Age
Children, 101
8 Developmental Management of
Adolescents, 121
Unit 3: Approaches to Health
Management in Pediatric
Primary Care
9 Introduction to Functional Health Patterns
and Health Promotion, 141
10 Nutrition, 158
11 Breastfeeding, 198
12 Elimination Patterns, 216
13 Physical Activity and Sports for Children
and Adolescents, 233
14 Sleep and Rest, 273
15 Sexuality, 285
16 Values, Beliefs, and Spirituality, 299
17 Role Relationships, 311
18 Self-Perception Issues, 339
19 Coping and Stress Tolerance: Mental Health
and Illness, 355
20 Cognitive-Perceptual Disorders, 386
Unit 4: Approaches to
Disease Management
21 Introduction to Disease Management, 428
22 Prescribing Medications in Pediatrics, 451
23 Pediatric Pain Management, 459
24 Infectious Diseases and Immunizations, 474
25 Atopic, Rheumatic, and Immunodeficiency
Disorders, 549
26 Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 596
27 Hematologic Disorders, 626
28 Neurologic Disorders, 660
29 Eye Disorders, 703
30 Ear Disorders, 736
31 Cardiovascular Disorders, 756
32 Respiratory Disorders, 794
33 Gastrointestinal Disorders, 833
34 Dental and Oral Disorders, 889
35 Genitourinary Disorders, 911
36 Gynecologic Disorders, 948
37 Dermatologic Disorders, 983
38 Musculoskeletal Disorders, 1042
39 Perinatal Disorders, 1082
40 Common Injuries, 1124
41 Genetic Disorders, 1148
42 Environmental Health Issues, 1170
43 Complementary Health Therapies in Pediatric
Primary Care: An Integrative Approach, 1199
Resources on the Evolve Website
44 Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health
Care Practice

Pediatric Primary Care 6th Edition Pediatric Primary Care Foundations 

The health status of all children must be viewed with a global lens. Whether considering pandemic infectious diseases or the global emigration of populations between continencs, the health of all children is interconnected worldwide. Inequalities in the health srarus of children globally and nationally are largely determined by common biosocial faaors affecting health, which include where they are born, live, are educated, their work, and their
age (World Health Organization [WHO], 2014a). The biosocial faaors also include the systems in place co address
health and illness in children and families.
The biosocial circumstances or social dererminanrs of child health are shaped by economics, social policies, and
politics in each region and country. In order to impact health outcomes, scaling up the efforts nationally and globally to build better health systems is required. Significant progress has been made in reducing childhood morbidity
and mortality using this approach. The framework of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 2014
(United Nations, 2015) and the Healthy People 2020 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] Office
of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2015a) goals ser the mark for improving child health status. Ir is for
societies to embrace and prioritize these goals on behalf of children.
This chapter presencs an overview of the global health status of children, including the issue of global food insecurity, child health status in the United States and current healrh inequalities, the progress toward achieving the Millennjum Development Goals and Healthy People 2020 targecs, the effect of health care reform in the United States on access to care for children and adolescents, and the important role pediatric health care providers have in advocating for polices that foster health equity and access co quality health care services for all children and families.
The final section addresses rhe health frameworks and rools available co pediatric health care providers to assess and monicor che health and well-being of children from infancy to young adulthood. Global Health Status of Children Thirty-five million children younger than 20 years old are part of the international migration of populations across continents (UNICEF, 2014). Emigrant children have increased health and educational needs chat impact the
health and weU-being of communities; many of these communities have fragile health care sysrems. The United
Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) charter was established 25 years ago and declares the
minimum entidements and freedoms for children globally, including the righc t0 the best possible health (Uruted
Nations International Children’s Fund, 2009). Emigrant children have the right co be protected under this charter
(Box 1-l ). Governments are advised to provide good quality health care, clean wacer, nutritious foods, and clean environments so that children can stay healthy.
The charcer is founded on the principle of respect for the dignity and worth of each individual, regardless of race, color, gender, language, religion, opinions, origins, wealth, birth statuS, or ability. The UNCRC continues co work on ensuring chat all children have these basic human rights and freedoms. Special emphasis is placed on the responsibility and strength of families and the vital role of the international community to protect and secure the rights of children, including access to health care and primary health care services. Health equity is the absence of unfair or remediable differences in health services and health outcomes among populations (WHO, 2014b).  Although the rate of child mortality globally remains high, there have been significant ….

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