Nancy H. Hill, Linda M. Sullivan. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis; 2004. Softcover, 584 pages. ISBN 0-8036-1102-1.

Pediatric healthcare providers have the unique challenge of meeting the developmental and physical needs of both children and their families. This handbook of management guidelines succinctly guides advanced practice nurses through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children during health and illness.

Management Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners: Working With Children and Adolescents is divided into 2 sections. The first section addresses the healthy child and the second section discusses the management of common pediatric illnesses. The appendix provides resources arranged according to diagnosis and the thorough index enables users to locate information quickly.

The health promotion section directs history taking, physical examination, and anticipatory guidance appropriate for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. Particularly useful are decision trees that address the evaluation of parental concerns including infant sleep patterns and developmental delays. A very brief...

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