Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools

Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools : A Quick Reference Guide

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This fully revised and updated resource helps teachers and caregivers address the challenges of caring for children with chronic health conditions and special health care needs in child care and school settings. The health issues covered include chronic illnesses, acute situations, and selected developmental and behavioral problems, with a special emphasis on children with special health care needs. More than 50 quick reference sheets on specific conditions provide teachers and caregivers with guidance on how to help at a glance. New quick reference sheets include Childhood Obesity, Eczema, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Food Allergies, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and more. The guide addresses topics with universal relevancy such as Care Plan development and implementation, medication administration, emergency planning, and handling symptoms that develop while on-site. Also included are ready-to-use sample forms, letters, and Care Plans, for easy implementation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 213 x 276 x 15.24mm | 997.9g
  • Elk Grove Village, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1610021754
  • 9781610021753

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Safe and Appropriate Care of Children With Chronic Health Needs
Chapter 2: Background
Chapter 3: The Treatment Team: Partners in Caring for Children With Chronic Health Needs
Chapter 4: Care Plans
Chapter 5: Care Plan Implementation Strategies for Teachers and Caregivers
Chapter 6: Medication Administration Issues
Chapter 7: Handling Symptoms That Develop While a Child Is in Child Care or School
Chapter 8: Planning for Emergencies
Chapter 9: Transportation Issues
Chapter 10: How to Use the Quick Reference Sheets
Chapter 11: Quick Reference Sheets
Abnormal Immunity: An Overview
Allergic Skin Conditions
Allergies: An Overview
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Bleeding Disorders: An Overview
Celiac Disease (Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy or Celiac Sprue)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Childhood Obesity
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Developmental Delay
Down Syndrome
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Food Allergies
Fragile X Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrostomy Tubes
Hearing Loss and Deafness/Hard of Hearing
Heart Conditions: An Overview
Heart Conditions: Nonstructural
Heart Defects: Structural
Hip Problems (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis [SCFE])
HIV Infection
Hydrocephalus and Shunts
Immune Thrombocytopenia
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Kidney and Other Urinary Tract Problems
Marfan Syndrome
Mitochondrial Disorders
Muscular Dystrophy
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neurofibromatosis (NF) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)
Preterm Newborns (Preemies): An Overview
Seizures, Febrile
Seizures, Nonfebrile (Epilepsy)
Short-Stature Conditions
Sickle Cell Disease
Special Diets and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Spina Bifida
Spleen Problems
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Turner Syndrome
Visual Impairments
Chapter 11: Sample Documents and Forms
Additional Resources
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Review quote

"This is an excellent, practical, quick reference for preparing care plans for children with chronic health needs (chronic illness. developmental problems) who are in child care and school. I highly recommend this valuable resource to all who are involved in the preparation of care plans for these children."
Joseph Hageman, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
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About American Academy of Pediatrics (Aap)

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.

Elaine A. Donoghue, MD, FAAP, is the Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs at Lehigh Valley Health Network and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the USF Morsani College of Medicine. She is past co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood and the past chair of the Section on Early Education and Child Care. She helped to develop training materials on Medication Administration and Managing Infectious Disease for child care providers through the Healthy Futures program. She previously served as medical director of Healthy Child Care New Jersey.

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP is the 2018 President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her background includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing. Dr. Kraft received her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Kraft's work in early childhood and population health seeks to translate the goals of health equity into medical practice.
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