Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Book Title: Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 1610020502


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Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

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This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The fully-revised 4th edition will help you rapidly identify infectious diseases such as chickenpox,fifth disease, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease with more than 50 quick reference sheets.Implement proven strategies for limiting the spread of infection. Know when to consult with health care professionals. Determine when to include, exclude, or readmit sick children. Communicate with parents about an outbreak with ready-to-use letters and forms. Avoid infection in the first place with medically based tips for prevention, including immunization schedules. Protect the children in your care, your staff, and your organization s liability and reputation. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools is the best medical advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presented in an easy-to-use format for your day care or school. The guidance and recommendations are aligned with the latest edition of the gold-standard AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th Edition, and Caring for Your Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.New in the 4th Edition. Completely reviewed and updated throughout to reflect the latest guidance and recommendations, including alignment with most recent editions of Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases,30th Edition Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,3rd Edition New infectious disease Quick Reference Sheets
Quick Reference Sheets
  • Clostridium difficile (Also Called C diff )
  • Norovirus
  • Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])

New forms

  • Child Health Assessment
  • Special Care Plan
  • Refusal to Vaccinate

New Web links to suggested professional development materials added throughout