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New! Neonatal Resuscitation Collection

Available exclusively from the AAP! The Neonatal Resuscitation eBook Collection, including the all new 7th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook.

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AAP Point-of-Care Solutions

Four essential AAP resources now share an integrated platform, with quick, easy access to well-care guides, acute-care answers, patient education, and pediatric coding.

AAP journals and periodicals are now on Gateway, a seamless, pleasurable, relevant reading experience on any mobile device.

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  • My Child Is Sick!
    My Child Is Sick!: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries
    By Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP

    NEW! An economical and effective giveaway, this quick reference guide will help parents decide what to do next when confronted with the most common childhood illnesses or injuries - helping to reduce unnecessary calls to your office! For many parents, treating a sick or injured child can be a daunting experience. In some cases, it's difficult to know whether a call or visit to the pediatrician is necessary or not. My Child Is Sick will help parents make the right decision. This quick reference guide is based on Pediatric Telephone Protocols, the clinical guidelines used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the U.S. and Canada. These guidelines have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million phone calls. Inside this practical guide, parents will find: Straightforward information on the most common illnesses and injuries of childhood; Decision charts to help care givers determine when to call the doctor; and when it's safe to treat symptoms at home, as well as descriptions of which symptoms are normal during the course of an illness or recovery from an injury and which are cause for concern. Specific timeframe guidelines as to when to call the doctor or 911. In-depth advice for treating symptoms at home, taking the guesswork out of how to make little ones feel better. Drug dosage charts for the most commonly used non-prescription medicines. With My Child is Sick at their fingertips, parents will never again have to worry about whether they've made the right decision about their child's illness or injury.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    By American Academy of Pediatrics and Winnie Yu
    Edited by Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP and Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP

    Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • ADHD, 2nd edition
    ADHD, 2nd edition: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    Edited by Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP

    Expert Advice From the American Academy of Pediatrics. ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know is a balanced guide to help you and your child meet the many challenges of the often misunderstood disorder. This invaluable resource provides accurate, up-to-date information on: Evaluation and diagnosis, Coexisting conditions, Behavior therapy, ADHD and academics, The role of medication, Complementary and alternative treatments, ADHD and the teenage years, Effective skills for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD, and so much more. Written in clear, accessible language, this thoroughly updated second edition includes the latest information on diagnosis, ADHD medications, and guidance on preschoolers and adolescents with ADHD. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also featured.

  • Allergies and Asthma
    Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    Edited by Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, CPI

    Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers trying to cope with the challenges of childhood asthma and allergies. First published 10 years ago, this well-organized guide covers such topics as: Identifying allergies and asthma, Preventing attacks, Minimizing triggers and avoiding allergens, Choosing medications wisely, Explaining allergies to young children, Helping children of all ages manage symptoms, What to do if a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction or asthma attack occurs. Allergies and Asthma now provides updated information on allergies--including the latest findings on food allergies and treatments--along with new approaches for monitoring asthma control, with expanded recommendations for children. The second edition provides new guidance on medications, new recommendations on patient education in settings beyond the physician's office, and new advice for controlling environmental factors that can cause asthma symptoms. Table of Contents includes: Allergies and Asthma Explained, Establishing the Diagnosis, Skin Allergies, Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis), Food Allergies, Killer Allergies: Anaphalaxis, Approaches to Allergy Treatments, An Overview of Asthma, Common Asthma Triggers and How to Identify Them,

    Asthma in Infants and Toddlers, Approaches to Asthma Treatments, How Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Affect Asthma

    Teaching Your Child the Basics of Self Care, Appendices, Hidden Sources of Food Allergens, Sources for Information About Allergies and Asthma, Sources of Allergy and Asthma Products, Practical Publications on Allergies and Asthma, Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Glossary, and Index. About the Editor: Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, CPI, is codirector of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, CA, and clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr Welch earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he later completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology. Dr Welch is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He is past president of the San Diego Allergy Society and the California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He lives in San Diego.