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Sadly, southern Africa is no exception to this statement and every healthcare professional will see survivors of abuse during their career. One of the objectives of Child Abuse: Guidelines and Applications for Primary Healthcare Professionals is to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to detect such abuse early. The authors provide detailed information on the risk factors and indicators of abuse, the ethical decisions around reporting, and in-depth clinical information for the clinician. Final chapters give information on the legal aspects of child abuse, including giving evidence in court and the avenues available to prosecute the perpetrator.
With over 900 pages of management including more than 500 clinical
photographs, x rays, ECGs, this CD Rom contains information on the
clinical management of neonatal and paediatric emergencies.
In "Healing Art and Young People", Trevor Jeavons gives a valuable insight into the world of art therapy. Interweaving moving examples from his work with young patients with his professional and personal conclusions, Trevor Jeavons draws on his years of experience working with 'unhappy' children and adults to show that his individual approach can help a wide variety of young people to make sense of their lives and develop the strength to cope with their particular problems. This is not only a book for fellow therapists that examines complex issues and offers valuable advice for those working in the field of art therapy, it is a moving testament to the spirit and creativity of 'damaged' children that can be nourished by using the appropriate approach. Trevor Jeavons avoids jargon in this very accessible and absorbing account that can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the minds of children, as well as being an informative and thought provoking reference book for those working in the fascinating field of art therapy. The foreword by Julie Bryant, well respected in the field of art therapy, endorses Trevor Jeavons' desire to pass on the valuable lessons that he has learnt during his encounters with children referred to him for therapy and the spirit and imagination of many of those he portrays will remain with the reader for a long time.
A complete guide to the surgical techniques used to treat childhood skin conditions Recent advances have expanded the role of pediatric dermatologic surgery in both specialist and primary care settings. However, such surgeries can pose unique challenges to trainees and experienced practitioners alike. Procedures are carried out under local anesthesia and can be a source of distress and concern among young patients. Moreover, child's skin poses its own set of complicating factors, making the business of performing these procedures especially delicate and precise. This book provides a step-by-step primer on invasive and non-invasive treatments of childhood skin disorders, offering concise and clearly illustrated guidance on current methods and best practices. Addressing conditions' effects, the impact of recent developments in their treatment, the ethics of operative procedures on children, and multiple treatment options for childhood dermatologic disease, Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery is an indispensable resource for trainee dermatologists and pediatricians, as well as practicing specialists.
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Updated to meet the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines, this rapid-fire question-and-answer book is required reading for anyone preparing for PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification or recertification.
This book communicates the latest findings in pediatric orthopedics and answers key everyday questions in the field in an informative, readily understandable manner. The scope is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of diagnosis and therapy. After an opening section on basic principles, the two main sections discuss diseases and injuries by site and cover systemic conditions including trauma, infections, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, tumors and hereditary diseases. The book is the translation of the latest edition of the well-known classic Kinderorthopadie in der Praxis, which presents the collected knowledge of experts from Basel University Children's Hospital - Fritz Hefti and his co-workers Reinald Brunner, Carol Claudius Hasler, and Gernot Jundt. This edition has been revised and updated in a variety of ways. New findings are incorporated into all chapters, important advances in treatment are presented and the latest concepts in tumor diagnosis and neuro-orthopedics are discussed. The book contains more than 150 additional illustrations, including new clinical images and radiographs and many further amusing cartoons by Franz Freuler. The aim is to make children's orthopedics fun - in both practice and theory! The book has received several awards.
This book provides the practitioner with a framework for establishing a diagnosis and developing a suitable treatment plan in patients presenting with a range of developmental defects of the teeth. The conditions covered include failure of tooth eruption, hypodontia, premature tooth exfoliation, defects of enamel development, and defects of dentin development, with full consideration of both syndromic and non-syndromic defects. In each case the phenotype and genotype are first described, followed by diagnostic information, including the availability of genetic testing, and treatment options. Summarizing tables are used to highlight the key diagnostic features, and helpful illustrated case presentations are included. Cleft palate is also addressed, with details on etiology, phenotypes, treatment timing and approaches, and dental management. The closing chapter provides stimulating reflections on potential future directions in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
Discover new perspectives and recent research findings to apply to the children and families on your caseload With Movement Sciences: Transfer of Knowledge into Pediatric Therapy Practice, you will explore the motor control, learning, and development of children with movement disorders, allowing you to increase the effectiveness of intervention. This book provides cutting-edge information on motor disabilities in children such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, or Erb's palsy and how prehension, balance, and mobility are affected. Expert researchers and practitioners offer their findings and techniques for improving motor processes, using figures, tables, and extensive resources to help you create more effective pediatric rehabilitation programs. With this book, you will gain a better understanding of: motor control for posture and prehension the motor learning challenges of children with movement dysfunction predictors of standing balance in children with cerebral palsy the effect of environment setting on mobility methods of children with cerebral palsy the reliability of a clinical measure of muscle extensibility in preterm and full-term newborn infants Movement Sciences: Transfer of Knowledge into Pediatric Therapy Practice will help physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other health care professionals implement motor learning concepts safely and effectively. This book also delivers practical advice for achieving the best results with a younger population by utilizing interventions that address the needs of their clients. With this guide, you will be able to determine which approaches are acceptable to the children and families in your practice, and ensure the therapy is meaningful to their daily lives.
Already integrated successfully in competitive sports, medical treatment and rehabilitation programs, K-Taping therapy offers physical, occupational and speech therapists a wide range of options for the treatment of infants, small children and younger patients. K-Taping can now be integrated into pediatric physiotherapy and speech therapy, aiding in the treatment of a range of conditions including postural defects, deformities of the feet and dysphagia. About the content K-Taping in theory - The properties, function and mode of action of elastic K-Tape - The effects of K-Tape therapy - The fundamentals of K-Tape application - Contraindications K-Taping in practice - The four major application techniques (muscle, ligament, correction and lymph applications) including common indications in children, and practical examples - The appropriate technique for more than 50 medical indications - Step by step guidance with photo series, practical tips and alternative applications About the author Birgit Kumbrink, founder and medical director of the international K-Taping Academy, Dortmund, Germany and one of the most experienced users and teachers of the treatment method internationally. The course companion and practical manual - for therapists, midwives and pediatricians
This book, combining and updating two previous editions, is a unique source of information on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of metabolic diseases. The clinical and laboratory data characteristic of rare metabolic conditions can be bewildering for both clinicians and laboratory personnel. Reference laboratory data are scattered, and clinical descriptions may be obscure. The "Physician s Guide "documents the features of more than five hundred conditions, grouped according to type of disorder, organ system affected (e.g. liver, kidney, etc) or phenotype (e.g. neurological, hepatic, etc). Relevant clinical findings are provided and pathological values for diagnostic metabolites highlighted. Guidance on appropriate biochemical genetic testing is provided. Established experimental therapeutic protocols are described, with recommendations on follow-up and monitoring. The authors are acknowledged experts, and the book will be a valuable desk reference for all who deal with inherited metabolic diseases."
This book constitutes a clear, comprehensive, up-to-date
introduction to the basic principles of psychological and
educational assessment that underlie effective clinical decisions
about childhood language disorders. Rebecca McCauley describes
specific commonly used tools, as well as general approaches ranging
from traditional standardized norm-referenced testing to more
recent ones, such as dynamic and qualitative assessment.
Highlighting special considerations in testing and expected
patterns of performance, she reviews the challenges presented by
children with a variety of problems--specific language impairment,
hearing loss, mental retardation, and autism spectrum disorders.
Three extended case examples illustrate her discussion of each of
these target groups. Her overarching theme is the crucial role of
well-formed questions as fundamental guides to decision making,
independent of approach.
A step-by-step guide to mastering recognition and interpretation of pediatric EKGs for pediatric nurses at all levels, physician assistants, residents, paramedics, medical students, and technicians.This time-tested publication has successfully trained numerous pediatric nurses from a leading children's hospital. Pediatric advanced practice registered nurses and clinical nurse specialists working in acute or critical care settings, as well as physician assistants and medical residents, need to understand the principles of accurate pediatric EKG interpretation and the appropriate follow-up steps necessary for the best patient care. With a total of 100 EKGs, rhythm strips, and interpretations, this comprehensive but concise text analyzes all levels of arrhythmias to allow pediatric health care providers to interpret normal and abnormal pediatric EKGs and rhythm strips with confidence.This user-friendly, quick reference outlines the basic rules for pediatric arrhythmias and EKG interpretations using a multitude of different EKGs and rhythm strips and basic but critical figures and tables. With the use of a systematic checklist for standard evaluation, the text walks the reader through the essential signs that a health care provider must learn to recognize when examining the EKGs and rhythm strips of their pediatric patients. This book culminates in a robust selection of 50 EKGs and additional rhythm strips for practice and a self-test on the material presented in the preceding chapters. The answers can be compared with the cardiologist's interpretations for reinforcement of understanding and application.Pediatric Arrhythmias and EKGss for the Health Care Provider teaches readers in a quick, at-a-glance approach:To obtain an interpretable pediatric tracingTo implement a proper measurement methodTo understand both normal and abnormal EKGsTo learn the quickest and most accurate QTc methodTo systematically use tables, diagrams, figures, and graphs for interpretationTo interpret with confidence even very complicated tracingsTo know which tracings need a pediatric cardiologist's attention
`The Orchid and the Dandelion is based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children - and the adults who love them.' - Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Why do some people succeed and others struggle? Why are some people's lives filled with satisfaction and happiness and others with frustration and despair? Why do some people die young, while others live into healthy old age? Is it simply chance and luck, or are there early patterns of development revealing potentially determinative pathways into bounty or calamity? In The Orchid and the Dandelion, Dr W. Thomas Boyce - one of the world's foremost researchers in the field of paediatric health - presents findings that children have two very different responses to their environments. While some children are like dandelions and can thrive in almost any environment, there are others who, like orchids, are much more reactive and susceptible to their surroundings. Now we finally have a scientific framework to understand people and how to address their unique needs to help them find their fullest potential. This groundbreaking book draws on extensive research, examples and real stories that will re-frame how we think about orchid and dandelion children and the adults those children have become.
This step-by-step first aid guide tells you how to treat babies and children for more than 100 medical conditions and injuries. From minor cuts and burns to meningitis and asthma attacks, it's worth having someone who knows what they are doing to cope with life's little (and big) emergencies. The new edition of First Aid Fast for Babies and Children gives you the knowledge you need instantly if a baby or child falls ill or gets hurt. First aid procedures are illustrated photographically to give clear, detailed guidance, all colour-coded for quick reference for when you are in a hurry. Look after your little people; keep First Aid Fast for Babies and Children handy.
A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle.
A pioneer in the field of medicine, TED-Talk speaker and subject of a New Yorker profile, Dr Nadine Burke Harris is leading a movement to transform the way we respond to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. By revealing the science behind childhood adversity, this book offers a new way of understanding the adverse events that affect us throughout our lifetime. Based on her own groundbreaking clinical work and public leadership, Burke Harris shows us how we can disrupt this cycle through interventions that help retrain the brain and body, foster resilience, and help children, families, and adults live healthier, happier lives.
Like the classic Silent Spring, this book helps readers see a problem hiding in plain sight that impacts us all. By looking at the widespread crisis of childhood adversity through the objective lens of science and medicine, this book provides a roadmap for deeper understanding and change.
Since the second edition was published in 1999, there have been major developments and changes in Theraplay's theory and practice. This book provides a much-needed update and revision of a classic resource for treating emotionally disturbed children with structured play therapy. The book includes new research on attachment, childhood trauma, autism, among others, and explains how new advancements in general neuroscience have changed the way Theraplay conducts its trainings. The book also contains new techniques for dealing with dysfunctional families, family disruptions, older adopted children, parental cooperation, and parental mental health.
Asperger's Syndrome and Your Child, an informative, empathetic, and comprehensive guide to this elusive condition, answers the most common questions and offers an encouraging outlook for your child's future. Dr. Michael Powers weaves together a compassionate account of everything related to AS, offering such practical advice from getting the right diagnosis to helping your child develop social skills. Infused with voices of real children who offer insights about their own conditions, the book gives perspective on how children live with the disorder. Asperger Syndrome and Your Child is an indispensable book for parents as well as teachers and other professionals who have someone with Asperger Syndrome in their lives.
Dr. Laura Nathanson wrote The Portable Pediatrician to help parents find the joy in parenting and gain the confidence to quickly and easily assess their child's development, medical symptoms, and behavioral problems. Parents can't always visit their pediatrician every time they have a question, but fortunately with this book they have the next best thing.
The Portable Pediatrician, one of the few child-care books written by a practicing pediatrician, offers authoritative and practical advice on:
This book's thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology is accessible to a broad range of readers. Up-to-date and forward-looking, the book continues to provide the most authoritative, scholarly, and comprehensive coverage of these subjects, tracing the developmental course of each disorder and showing how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. Coverage includes the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification as well as evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research, and the latest theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism.
The Pediatrics pocketcard Set summarizes information critical to the general pediatrics practice. The cards contain vital information on a variety of topics including developmental assessment, pediatric lab values and vital signs reference ranges, important physiological formulas, nutrition, fluid and electrolyte management, immunization, infectious diseases, and common emergency drugs and doses. Specific topics include: *APGAR score, developmental milestones, primitive reflexes *Pediatric lab values: CBCs, ABGs, common serum, urine and CSF tests *Latest infant formula recommendations from the AAP *Glasgow coma scale, epilepsy therapy and management *Infectious disease management including pneumonia, UTI, meningitis *Emergency drugs and algorithms for seizures, asthma attacks, etc. *And much more... For interns, residents, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in pediatrics.
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