This reference tool for professionals concerned with the safety of children includes chapters on violence, injuries caused by animals, fire and burns, sports injuries, agricultural injuries, as well as specific settings such as child care, preschool and school.
More than 60 partners joined the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's (NCIPC) Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) in developing the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention (NAP) to provide guidance to the nation. The overall goal of the NAP is to lay out a vision to guide actions that are pivotal in reducing the burden of childhood injuries in the United States and to provide a national platform for organizing and implementing child injury prevention activities in the future. The NAP provides a roadmap for strengthening the collection and interpretation of data and surveillance, promoting research, enhancing communications, improving education and training, advancing health systems and health care, and for strengthening policy. Elements of the plan can inform actions by cause of injury and be used by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, health care providers, and others to facilitate, support, and advance child injury prevention efforts.
The Encyclopedia of Adolescence breaks new ground as an important central resource for the study of adolescence. Comprehensive in breath and textbook in depth, the Encyclopedia of Adolescence – with entries presented in easy-to-access A to Z format – serves as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a frequently updated conduit of new knowledge long before such information trickles down from research to standard textbooks. By making full use of Springer’s print and online flexibility, the Encyclopedia is at the forefront of efforts to advance the field by pushing and creating new boundaries and areas of study that further our understanding of adolescents and their place in society. Substantively, the Encyclopedia draws from four major areas of research relating to adolescence. The first broad area includes research relating to "Self, Identity and Development in Adolescence". This area covers research relating to identity, from early adolescence through emerging adulthood; basic aspects of development (e.g., biological, cognitive, social); and foundational developmental theories. In addition, this area focuses on various types of identity: gender, sexual, civic, moral, political, racial, spiritual, religious, and so forth. The second broad area centers on "Adolescents’ Social and Personal Relationships". This area of research examines the nature and influence of a variety of important relationships, including family, peer, friends, sexual and romantic as well as significant nonparental adults. The third area examines "Adolescents in Social Institutions". This area of research centers on the influence and nature of important institutions that serve as the socializing contexts for adolescents. These major institutions include schools, religious groups, justice systems, medical fields, cultural contexts, media, legal systems, economic structures, and youth organizations. "Adolescent Mental Health" constitutes the last major area of research. This broad area of research focuses on the wide variety of human thoughts, actions, and behaviors relating to mental health, from psychopathology to thriving. Major topic examples include deviance, violence, crime, pathology (DSM), normalcy, risk, victimization, disabilities, flow, and positive youth development.
This is a superb guide to the prevention of childhood injury--concise, carefully organized, clearly written, authoritative and realistic. It adopts a developmental approach to understanding the causes of injury and planning intervention, whether in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school children or young adolescents. Detailed information on specific injury is presented under an environmental rubric: the roadway, the home, the school and recreational area. Each chapter summarizes facts about the specific type of injury being considered, discusses developmental issues that affect its occurrence, and then offers guidelines for prevention. Both unintentional and intentional injuries are covered. The authors' recommendations are addressed to schools and child care centers; health care providers; public agencies; legislators and regulators; law enforcement professionals; voluntary organizations; designers, architects, builders and engineers; business and industry; and mass media. Children cannot be expected to avoid injury on their own. Adults must grant them freedom from injury by providing a safe environment.
First Edition Designated a Doody's Core Title and Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! This distinguished title, written by nationally recognized nursing experts in health care and pediatrics, delivers the most current evidence-based practice standards and their application. These guidelines, developed through systematic consensus-building led by the AAN’s Child, Adolescent, and Family Expert Panel, incorporates the wisdom of 17 professional nursing and healthcare organizations regarding the core elements of pediatric nursing excellence. This second edition contains substantial updates to all guidelines based on the most current research evidence and demonstrates examples of how to best apply the guidelines to nursing practice. Disseminating the gold standard of care for infants, children, adolescents, and families, this text addresses access to health care, genetic assessment and counseling, culturally responsive care, care for children and youth with disabilities, and others. Every chapter breaks down a guideline into its definition, history, and implications for clinical, education, policy, and research in nursing practice. A case study based around the analyzed guideline illustrates how the guideline should be employed in nursing practice culminates every chapter. Replete with supplemental online files full of resources to apply these guidelines to nursing practice, Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families represents an invaluable resource for pediatric nurses, nursing students, nursing educators, nursing administrators, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, nursing clinicians in public health, school nurses, and nurse researchers. New to the Second Edition: Significant updates to all 17 guidelines based on latest research evidence Contributions by five new nursing and health care organizations A new chapter organizational framework incorporating useful pedagogical elements Examples of applications to education, research, policy, and clinical practice A new faculty toolkit Key Features: Provides current pediatric practice standards formatted and endorsed by 17 leading professional nursing and health care organizations Includes content applicable to advanced practice nurses, educators, researchers, and consultants Includes learning objectives, description of guidelines, applications to practice, exemplars, references, and websites for additional resources
Providing a state-of-the-art account of the nature, distribution and determinants of sports injury in children and adolescents, this unique volume uses the public health model to describe the scope of the injury problem and the associated risk factors and evaluate the current research on injury prevention strategies as described in the literature. Thoughtfully divided in six sections, the nature of the young athlete and epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent sports injury are described first. Then an overview of the most common types of youth sports injuries as well as more serious injuries (e.g., concussions) and outcomes is presented, followed by a discussion of injury causation and prevention. Suggestions for future research rounds out the presentation. Each chapter is illustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injury factors between studies. Throughout, the editors and contributors have taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess the data available. Ideal for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and sports scientists alike, Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports concisely and accurately presents the situation faced by clinicians treating young athletes and the challenges they face in keeping up with this growing and active population. Furthermore, the information in this book will be useful to allied health researchers and sport governing bodies as an informed basis for continued epidemiological study and implementation of injury prevention initiatives designed to reduce the incidence and severity of injuries encountered by young athletes.
Everything you’ll need to learn advanced pediatric assessment in one handy and affordable set! This set delivers the specialized knowledge and skills for pediatric health and illness assessment alongside corresponding critical thinking exercises, case studies, and certification-style exam questions. Comprehensive and detailed, it emphasizes the unique anatomic and physiologic differences among infants, children, and adults. The textbook, now in FOUR-COLOR, newly addresses toxic stress and trauma-informed care and child witnesses to violent acts. Additionally, the book provides several new features facilitating quick access to key information along with NEW instructor and student resources. The study guide delivers a completely new chapter that covers clinical decision-making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice and also provides SOAP notes for the well and abnormal exams. New to the Third Edition: All new FOUR-COLOR presentation in the textbook NEW instructor resources (Power Points, Test Bank, Image Bank) Updated clinical practice guidelines Clinical decision making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice Immigrant and refugee health Toxic stress and trauma-informed care Family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Key Features: Includes clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Incorporates up-to-date screening and health promotion guidelines Provides exam-style essential practice items for the exam Includes Anatomic Labeling Exercises to reinforce required knowledge Delivers essential terminology Offers sample documentation and space for students to practice their own documentation skills.
As an increasing number of children and adolescents with psychiatric symptoms go unrecognized in our current healthcare system, the ability to identify and treat these issues in multiple healthcare settings has become vitally important. With access to primary care providers increasing and a shortage of child psychiatric providers, collaboration between psychiatric, pediatric and family advanced practice nurses is essential to improving care for this vulnerable population. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health provides a practical reference to aid in this endeavour. Written and reviewed by over 70 nurse experts, it is a must-have reference for all practitioners caring for children and adolescents.
Underscores the unique health needs of children at different ages and developmental stages This is the only text/reference book to deliver the specialized knowledge and skills needed to accurately assess children during health and illness. Comprehensive and detailed, it emphasizes the unique anatomic and physiologic differences among infants, children, and adults. The third edition features updated clinical practice guidelines, clinical decision-making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice. It newly addresses toxic stress and trauma-informed care and child witnesses to violent acts. Additionally, the book provides several new features facilitating quick access to key information along with new instructor and student resources. Using a body system that highlights developmental and cultural considerations, the text examines the physical and psychosocial principles of growth and development with a focus on health promotion and wellness. Especially useful features include a detailed chapter on helpful communication techniques when assessing children of various ages and developmental levels, a chapter on the assessment of child abuse and neglect, over 280 photos and charts depicting a variety of commonly encountered pediatric findings, and sample medical record documentation in each chapter. New to the Third Edition: Now in full-color! Now includes NEW instructor resources (Power Points, Test Bank, 4-color Image Bank) Updated clinical practice guidelines Clinical decision making, formulating differential diagnoses, and evidence-based practice Immigrant and refugee health Toxic stress and trauma-informed care Child witnesses to violent acts Content outline at the beginning of each chapter Call-out boxes summarizing key information Summary boxes on essential areas of physical exams Key Features: Focuses exclusively on the health history and assessment of infants, children, and adolescents Describes the unique anatomic and physiologic differences among infants, children, and adults Provides comprehensive and in-depth information for APN students and new practitioners Addresses family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Includes clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Incorporates up-to-date screening and health promotion guidelines
Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in children. This report presents evidence on how they can be prevented and calls for greater commitment and action from policy-makers and practitioners to decrease the burden. Every year, unintentional injuries kill nearly 42,000 children and young people under the age of 20 in the WHO European Region. Injuries are the leading cause of death among those aged 5-19 years, and 5 out of 6 of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Irrespective of country income, the burden falls disproportionately on children from the most disadvantaged groups. The leading types of unintentional injuries are road traffic injuries, drowning, poisoning, burns and falls. All injury types have similar main causes and socioeconomic and environmental determinants. Children are particularly vulnerable to injuries and need special consideration to safeguard their rights to health and safe environments, free from injury. This report, companion to the World Report on Child Injury Prevention, presents the evidence on both the great potential for injury prevention and the effectiveness and value for money of measures already in use in European countries with low injury mortality. It shows why health systems and particularly programs for child health throughout the WHO European Region should give priority to preventing and controlling child injury.