Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools, 4th Edition: A Quick Reference Guide

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Mar 042018

This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings.

The fully-revised 4th edition will help you
Rapidly identify infectious diseases such as chickenpox, fifth disease, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease with more than 50 quick reference sheets
Implement proven strategies for limiting the spread of infection
Know when to consult with health care professionals
Determine when to include, exclude, or readmit sick children
Communicate with parents about an outbreak with ready-to-use letters and forms
Avoid infection in the first place with medically based tips for prevention, including immunization schedules
Protect the children in your care, your staff, and your organization’s liability and reputation
Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schoolsis the best medical advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presented in an easy-to-use format for your day care or school. The guidance and recommendations are aligned with the latest edition of the gold-standard AAP source of information on infectious diseases,Red Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th Edition, andCaring for Your Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.

New in the 4th Edition
Completely reviewed and updated throughout to reflect the latest guidance and recommendations, including alignment with most recent editions ofRed Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases,30th EditionCaring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,3rd Edition
New infectious disease Quick Reference Sheets
Clostridium difficile(Also Called “C diff)
Staphylococcus aureus(Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
New forms
Child Health Assessment
Special Care Plan
Refusal to Vaccinate
New Web links to suggested professional development materials added throughout


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A Brief History of Bacteria: The Everlasting Game Between Humans and Bacteria

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Mar 032018

This book explains how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases, how the human immune system launches timely and effective defense mechanisms against bacterial infection, why the discovery and application of penicillin and streptomycin are so important, how scientists have created medicines to defeat bacteria, and why these bacteria might outsmart modern medicine.

On the other hand, bacteria can be beneficial to humans: some bacteria live in harmony with the human body, and they are indispensable to our health. They also help in refining biological energy in the post-fossil fuel era, and in producing fermented food.

With accessible language, illustrations and comics, this book tells the story of our tumultuous relationship with bacteria and how it has shaped history.

Introducing Bacteria
Friend or Foe?
A Silent Battle in the Body
A History of the Hard and Difficult War Against Bacteria
A Protracted Tug of War
Who will be the Winner? The War Continues

Readership: Readers who are interested in the story of how bacteria have shaped our lives.

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Frugal Innovation in Bioengineering for the Detection of Infectious Diseases

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Feb 132018


This book introduces readers to the concept of ‘frugal innovation’ and describes novel low-cost technologies that aid in diagnosing infectious diseases.
Rapidly deployable, portable, and affordable diagnostic tools have the potential to tremendously benefit populations in resource-limited settings and improve global health outcomes. Specifically, the book includes the following features:

Cutting-Edge Research: Thorough coverage of scientific advances related to frugal bioengineering that have been developed within the last few years. A few examples of technologies covered in detail include low-cost paper-based and CD-based microfluidic diagnostic systems.

Industry and Non-Profit Voices: Chapters written by scientists currently working in industry and philanthropic sectors.




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Infections of the Central Nervous System, Fourth Edition

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Feb 132018

Tap into the gold standard on central nervous system infections: Infections of the Central Nervous System, 4e is now fully revised and updated to accommodate the wealth of new CNS information discovered over the past decade. More than 90 leading experts contribute chapters, providing comprehensive, up-to-date information. With a broad scope and thorough detail, the text addresses pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy of various CNS infections and related conditions.

Every chapter has been extensively revised and updated, nearly half with new author teams
NEW chapter on acute encephalitis
NEW clinical information on treatment of tuberculosis, non-tubercular mycobacterial infections, brain abscess, and Lyme disease
NEW color design and color images
Numerous diagrams, figures, tables, illustrations and photographs demonstrate the content
Evidence-based references


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Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 3rd Edition

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Feb 112018


The third edition of this best-selling resource from the American Academy of Pediatricsaids in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 100 infectious diseases. Streamline disease recognition and clinical decision-makingwith more than 1,200 finely detailed color images.

Three new chapters cover fungal diseases, hemorrhagic fevers (filoviruses), and trichuriasis.

Concise text descriptions steps through diagnosis, evaluation and management essentials for each condition. Essential information on each condition is presented in the precise sequence needed in the clinical setting:
Clinical manifestations
Diagnostic tests
Incubation period



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Germ Theory

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Feb 062018


From Hippocrates to Lillian Wald―the stories of scientists whose work changed the way we think about and treat infection


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Emerging Infections

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Feb 032018


Presents the most current research on new and emerging infections. Offers up-to-date information on diseases that have generated international interest. Includes figures, tables, and references.



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Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach (8th Edition)

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Feb 032018


Today’s most accessible, accurate, current, and engaging introduction to basic pathophysiology
Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach, Eighth Edition is today’s most comprehensive visual survey of the common diseases affecting each body system. This edition has been extensively updated and reorganized to present the field’s latest knowledge more efficiently and intuitively than ever. Organized by organ system, it contains completely rewritten chapters on cancer, the nervous system, mental illness and cognitive disorders, the urinary system, the respiratory system, heredity, the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, and blood; as well as an entirely new chapter on the eye and ear (special senses). Its superior pedagogy has been enhanced with stronger foundational coverage of disease mechanisms, new Healthy Aging and Promote Your Health features, and extensive new artwork.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This text will help allied health students quickly understand the principles of pharmacology, learn how those principles manifest themselves in human disease, and use this knowledge in their careers. It offers:¿

A stronger foundation in the latest knowledge: Starts by providing a strong foundation in terminology, and the concepts associated with immunity, inflammation, inheritance, cancer, and infectious diseases; then presents updated visual coverage of every body system¿
Promotion of critical thinking throughout: Contains multiple features designed to encourage critical thinking – both by individual students and in classroom settings¿
Emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion: Links key concepts to opportunities for students to promote health and prevent disease in both others and themselv.

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Pulmonary Complications of HIV

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Feb 012018


The lung is the most common site of complications resulting from HIV infection. These respiratory conditions may be of infective or noninfective origin, and are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. This editors of “Pulmonary Complications of HIV” have brought together experts from around the world to discuss this major area. A broad range of topics is covered, from the global epidemiology of HIV to transplantation, and recent advances in HIV infection, complications, treatment and prevention are discussed. The editors hope that books such as “Pulmonary Complications of HIV” will help us move towards achieveing more successul therapies for HIV-related pulmonary infectious diseases.



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Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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Feb 012018


Community-acquired pneumonia remains the leading cause of hospitalisation for infectious disease in Europe, and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This issue of the European Respiratory Monograph brings together leading experts in pulmonology, infectious diseases and critical care from around the world to present the most recent advances in the management of community-acquired pneumonia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the disease, including chapters on antibiotic therapy, microbiology, pathophysiology and prevention, along with hot topics such as viral pneumonias and pneumonia associated with inhaled corticosteroids.



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