AAP eBooks

Barton D. Schmitt

  • 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.

  • Family-Focused Pediatrics, 2nd Edition
    Family-Focused Pediatrics, 2nd Edition: Interviewing Techniques and Other Strategies to Help Families Resolve Their Interactive and Emotional Problems - 2nd Edition
    Edited by William Lord Coleman, MD, FAAP

    This clinical and teaching manual is a nice companion resource to the “Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics” and the “Guide to Learning Disabilities”. This book is now published by the AAP, this new second edition will help the clinician identify behavioral and interactional problems suitable for family centered care. It describes how to plan family meetings, interview families using a family systems approach, assess family interactions, and assist families to develop adaptive behaviors. Contents include: The Child, the Family and the Pediatric Care Professional, Qualifications of Pediatric Care Professionals to Work at the Family Level, Understanding Family Systems and Resolving Issues Within the Family Context, The Family System: A Mobile as a Metaphor, Clinical Applications: Preparing for a Family Visit, Concerns Suitable for Family Interviewing, Detecting a Family-Centered Issue: 3 Clinical Settings, Responding to a Telephone Call, and Coding Considerations, Ways to Suggest a Family Meeting and Dos and Don’ts, Case Study: Suggesting a Family Meeting, Who Should Attend a Family Meeting, Arranging the Office for a Family Meeting, Scheduling a Family Meeting, Clinical Applications: Techniques for Successful Family Interviewing, Communication Skills, Techniques to Facilitate a Successful Family Interview, Techniques for Dealing With Difficult Families, Common Pitfalls to Avoid, The Family Interview: A Detailed Description, The 4 Steps to a Family Interview With Case Studies, After the Interview: The Post-Interview Phase and Follow-up, Family Interviewing: 3 Brief Cast Studies, Conceptual Models of Family Interviewing With Case Studies, Virginia Satir-The Communication Model: Strategies to Improve Family Communication, Family Communication Problems: Selected Examples of the Satir Model, Specific Interventions, and Case Studies, Salvador Minuchin: The Structural Family Model, Haley: The Problem-Solving Model, The Family With a Son With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Selected Examples of the Minuchin and Haley Models, The Brief Solution-Oriented Model, An Example of the Solution-Oriented Model, The ABC Model, An Example of the ABC Model, Techniques for Assessing and Enhancing Family Functioning, Observing Family Activities in the Meeting, Gathering More Information by Further Interviewing, Suggestions to Enhance Family Functioning With Case Studies, Special Topics, Making a Mental Health Referral With Case Study, Correct Use of Procedural and Diagnostic Codes to Document Family-Focused Pediatric Care.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care
    American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care
    Edited by Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP, Henry M. Adam, MD, FAAP, Deborah E. Campbell, MD, FAAP and Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP

    For more than 75 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has been the nation’s leading and most trusted child health expert. The all-new full color AAP Textbook continues the tradition by providing a wealth of expert guidance spanning every aspect of current clinical practice and sets a new standard for one-stop pediatric references! Directed by a distinguished editorial team, and featuring contributions from experienced clinicians nationwide, the new AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care is a resource you’ll use with complete confidence. Look here for expert guidance spanning every aspect of current clinical practice. Comprehensive scope: Covers screening, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, management, prevention, critical care, practice management, ethical and legal concerns and much more. Practical focus: Directly addresses day-to-day practice concerns for efficient patient problem-solving. Essential clinical guidance: Step-by-step recommendations on what to do, when and how to do it, when to admit, and when to refer. Evidence-based approach: State-of-the-art approach includes the evidence base for recommendations and lists detailed references within each chapter. Topical coverage: Highlights new priorities for 21st century practice: evidence-based medicine, environmental concerns, electronic health records, quality improvement, community-wide health approaches, confidentiality, cultural issues, and psychosocial issues.

  • AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd Ed
    AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd Ed
    Edited by Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP, Henry M. Adam, MD, FAAP, Deborah E. Campbell, MD, FAAP, Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP and Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP
  • My Child Is Sick!, 2nd Ed
    My Child Is Sick!, 2nd Ed
    By Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP

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