Confidently prescribe, monitor, and manage medications for childhood mental health disorders.
This game-changing resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) arms you with a unique strategic approach – plus practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations. Obtain clear guidance on dosing, monitoring, and potential adverse reactions of psychotropic medications for treatment of common psychiatric disorders and mental health or behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
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Evidence-based conceptual framework A clear, straightforward methodology – based on current research and clinical experience – defines discrete levels of psychotropic agents and spells out level-specific roles and responsibilities.
Group 1:Medications FDA-approved for youth for ADHD, anxiety, and depression – disorders for which pediatric primary care providers commonly initiate treatment and assume prescribing and monitoring responsibilities. Administration and management information for each drug agent includes:
Rationale for use
Evidence supporting efficacy and safety
Initial dosing and subsequent adjustments
Measuring therapeutic success
When to consult or refer
Group 2: Medications FDA-approved for youth, typically prescribed by specialists but often monitored in the primary care setting: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and sleep aids. To support primary care clinician’s collaborative role, usage rationales, efficacy data, and adverse effect profiles are specified for all of these agents.
Group 3: Medications not FDA-approved for youth that primary care clinicians will likely encounter. To support primary care clinician’s collaborative role, efficacy data and adverse effect profiles are specified for these agents.
Proven, practice-focused guidance Hands-on help spanning the therapeutic process:
This case-based book offers primary care practitioners support in managing older people with difficulties due to mental health problems, emphasising the importance of integrating health and social care.
The full range of disorders is covered, including anxiety and depression, delirium, psychosis and the dementias.
The discussion of anxiety and depression encompasses diagnosis and management, assessment of risk, evidence for both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and models of care.
Clear guidance is provided on the identification and management of symptoms of delirium and different forms of psychosis in older people. The coverage of the dementias includes presentation, initial management, risks to self and others, referral to specialist care and care of older people in residential and nursing homes. Each chapter is co-written by authors from different professional backgrounds and draws on up-to-date national and international research and guidelines. The book will assist greatly in the commissioning and delivery of evidence-based practice.
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Diabetes Management in Primary Care, 2nd Edition serves as an evidence-based guide for primary care physicians, residents, and medical students in managing patients with diabetes. This text covers all aspects of outpatient care for adults and adolescents with diabetes. You’ll find comprehensive coverage of the latest therapeutic, behavioral, and surgical options to successfully manage diabetic patients within the primary care setting.
Diabetes Management in Primary Care is based upon patient centered strategies and customized care. Whether the patient has prediabetes or advanced long-term complications such as retinopathy or chronic kidney disease, providers of all specialties and all levels of care will gain insight into safe, effective and rationale intensification of one’s care. Complex co-existing disorders such as cancer, severe clinical obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, severe insulin resistance, hypoglycemia awareness autonomic failure, steroid induced hyperglycemia and sleep disorders are discussed in vibrant detail. Diabetes Management in Primary Care is the first medical text book to address many of the topics listed below. One of the most anticipated chapters discusses the importance of incorporating cultural diversity into one’s treatment plan.
New to this edition:
· Access to the companion website that includes the fully searchable text for quick reference
· ADA/IDF screening algorithms included to allow for faster determinations
· Discussion of new agents for Type II diabetes to keep you updated on the most recent therapies available, including new long acting basal insulin and incretin mimetics and drugs in the R and D pipeline.
· Questions that patients want answered including: “When will diabetes be cured?”
· Examination of the relationship between obesity, sleep disorder and diabetes
· Detailed discussion of the relationship between cancer and diabetes
· The importance of becoming a culturally diverse clinician
· The politics of diabetes management in the US
· Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome
· Useful forms to streamline and document practice including: patient history, physical exam, complication surveillance, laboratory tests, and diabetes patient education
This book takes a fresh look at community nursing history in Great Britain, examining the essentially generalist and low profile, domiciliary end of the professional nursing spectrum throughout the twentieth century. It charts the most significant changes affecting the nurse’s work on the district including compulsory registration for general nursing, changes in organization, training, conditions of service, and workload.
A strong oral history component provides a unique insight into the professional images of district nursing and the complexities of inter- and intra-professional relationships as well as into the changing day-to-day working experiences of the district nurse at ‘grass-roots’ level. Use of oral history and records of individual nurses attempts to rectify the tendency of nursing history to view nurses as if they were a homogenous group of professionals, thereby recognizing the different experiences of nurses in different regions and environments.
The book also considers the degree of influence of medically related technologies and of developments in drugs, materials, communications, and transport on the professional development of district nursing. The work addresses issues of gender relationships central to a nursing profession largely composed of women (throughout much of the period) working alongside a largely male-dominated medical profession.
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Formatted for practical problem solving, the new 3rd edition of this clinical resource manual covers the full spectrum of eye disorders, eye examinations, vision screening, strabismus, dyslexia, ocular trauma, genetic syndromes, and all the diverse pediatric-specific eye disorders you are likely to encounter. “This book is a useful and well presented source of pediatric ophthalmology. The excellent photos are clear and crisp.” Stephen Mikell, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Doody’s Review, 2008.
Clear, concise explanations and recommendations are complemented by numerous figures and photographs demonstrating eye pathology. Includes more than 200 color images; ready access to expert guidance through all the steps in effective diagnosis and intervention, including laboratory workup, etiology, differential diagnosis, preferred treatment approach, clinical course, prognosis, and indications for referral; expanded chapter on amblyopia and strabismus; new information on the importance of maintaining physiologic hypoxia; and down syndrome.
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Oncology in Primary Care is for primary care clinicians who need practical and concise information on caring for their patients with cancer.
Written in an easy-to-browse format, chapters cover risk factors, prevention, screening, prognosis, and surveillance strategies—valuable information that helps primary care clinicians advise their patients regarding therapeutic and end-of-life decisions and become true partners in the care of their patients with cancer.
Each chapter also includes an abundance of figures and tables to help clinicians find quick answers to questions commonly encountered in the primary care setting. Plus, a companion website is available allowing easy accessibility to the content.
FEATURES: • Includes a glossary of common cancer-related terms and an annotated list of internet and community resources for cancer care • Provides rapid access to essential information needed to assist in the treatment of complications of cancer therapy • Emphasizes prognosis, long-term effects of therapy, survivorship, and surveillance to help the primary care clinician manage co-morbid conditions and advise patients regarding therapeutic and end-of-life decisions • Includes access to full text and image bank online
Over the last 20 years, pediatric otolaryngology has become a recognized subspecialty within otolaryngology head and neck surgery. Organizing the growth of clinical practice and knowledge in this area now is Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Clinician, a user-friendly resource for practicing general otolaryngologists, pediatricians and family practice physicians. This important title is divided into five sections: general ENT topics, otology, rhinology, head and neck disorders, and emergencies. Each chapter is authored by a recognized expert in the field and is concise and highly informative. Designed as a quick reference guide on a variety of topics such as antibiotic treatment of ear infections, sleep disorders in children, cochlear implantation, and airway management, to name just several, the book serves as a comprehensive yet succinct guide to caring for children with ear, nose and throat problems and will stand as an invaluable resource for any busy pediatric clinic.
By (author): Sabyasachi Bhaumik, Satheesh Kumar Gangadharan, David Branford, Mary Barrett
The Frith Prescribing Guidelines for People with Intellectual Disability provides comprehensive guidance on prescribing for patients with intellectual disability as well as general information on the clinical care of this important population.
The guidelines have been conceived and developed by clinicians working in intellectual disability services. They are based on both the latest evidence and expert opinion to provide a consensus approach to prescribing as part of a holistic package of care, and include numerous case examples and scenarios. New to this third edition is improved coverage of children and the role of primary care teams.
The Frith Prescribing Guidelines for People with Intellectual Disability remains a practical guide for busy clinicians and a valuable reference for all primary and secondary health care professionals caring for people with intellectual disability.