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Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies

Author(s): Catherine E. Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP, Oregon Health & Science University
Beth Richardson, PhD, RN, CPNP, School of Nursing, Indiana University
Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP, California State University at Long Beach
  • ISBN-13: 9780763761363
  • Paperback    546 pages      © 2010
Price: $133.95 US List
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Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies is a collection of pediatric case studies of common health problems of well, acutely ill, and chronically ill children. This text provides students with the opportunity to assess the scenario, differential diagnoses, treatment and educational plans. The cases include history and physical examination data and provide suggested case solutions. The cases include developmental, behavioral, and disease problems written to include family, cultural, and other contextual issues which must be considered to provide optimal care.  Current guidelines and evidence-based research are used to support the care recommendations.

Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies provides realistic ambulatory care cases that allows students to develop their critical thinking skills as they work through common situations faced by health care providers.

Title Page  
  Chapter 1  Diagnostic Reasoning: A Complex Issue for Pediatric Primary Care
  Chapter 2  An Infant with Motor Delays
  Chapter 3  A Toddler with Language and Social Delays
  Chapter 4  A School-age Child with School Failure Problems
  Chapter 5  An Adolescent with Fatigue
  Chapter 6  The Well Infant
  Chapter 7  An Overweight Preschooler
  Chapter 8  The Breast-fed Infant who is Not Gaining
  Chapter 9  The Constipated 8 Year-old
  Chapter 10  The Teen Needing a “Sports Physical”
  Chapter 11  An Infant Who Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night
  Chapter 12  The Kindergartener Who is Very Busy and Doesn’t Listen
  Chapter 13  The Boy Who Draws A Picture Suggesting An Abuse Situation
  Chapter 14  The 14 Year-old Who Looks Depressed
  Chapter 15  The Teen Who Declares She Is Gay
  Chapter 16  The Child with a Fever
  Chapter 17  The Wheezing Child
  Chapter 18  The Overweight Child with a High Blood Sugar
  Chapter 19  Migrant Farmworker's toddler with anemia
  Chapter 20  The Child with a Headache
  Chapter 21  The Preschooler with a Red Eye
  Chapter 22  The Preschooler with Recurrent Ear Infections
  Chapter 23  The Athlete Who Experienced Syncope
  Chapter 24  The Child with a Cough
  Chapter 25  The Child with Vomiting and Diarrhea
  Chapter 26  Three Children with Dental Trauma
  Chapter 27  The Preschooler with Painful Urination
  Chapter 28  The 15 Year-old Girl who Wants Birth Control
  Chapter 29  The 16 Year-old Girl with a Vaginal Discharge
  Chapter 30  The Child with an Itchy Rash
  Chapter 31  The Teen Boy with Acne
  Chapter 32  The Child with a Limp
  Chapter 33  The Preterm Baby Beginning Well-child Care
  Chapter 34  A Child with Short Stature

Catherine E. Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Burns has been an educator of nurse practitioners in pediatric primary care for 30 years,  lead author for Pediatric Primary Care (2009)  which is in its 4th edition and has won several awards over the years;  past president National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)  and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Dr. Burns received the Henry K. Silver Award from NAPNAP in 2001. She is active with the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the NAPNAP Foundation.  She has consulted with pediatric nurse practitioner programs and has been honored nationally for her work as a PNP educator.

Beth Richardson, PhD, RN, CPNP-School of Nursing, Indiana University

Dr. Richardson is an Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and Coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program.  She has served on the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as well as several positions within NAPNAP.  Dr. Richardson received the prestigious Henry K. Silver Award from NAPNAP in 2004.  She was designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2007), PNP of the Year of the Indiana Chapter of NAPNAP (2005), and editor of Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (2006, Elsevier). 


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Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP-California State University at Long Beach

Dr. Brady has been a nurse educator at California State University and is currently the co-director of the PNP program at Azusa Pacific University.  She is a co-editor of Pediatric Primary Care (2009) and has worked with Dr. Burns on all four editions of this textbook.  She has also published journal articles on such topics as obesity in children and maternal depression.  She is a past president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.  She remains active in NAPNAP and continues to serve as one of the co-leaders for its obesity prevention initiative. 

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