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Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide, 2nd Edition [eBook]

Elaine A. Donoghue, MD, FAAP and Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP

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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, GERD, 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.

Quick reference sheets cover the following conditions:

Abnormal Immunity


Allergic Skin Conditions



Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Bleeding Disorders


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)

Ehlers-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-Calvé-Perthes Disease,

and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis [SCFE])

HIV Infection

Hydrocephalus and Shunts

Immune Thrombocytopenia

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Kidney and Other Urinary Tract Problems

Marfan Syndrome

Mitochondrial Disorders

Muscular Dystrophy

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neurofibromatosis (NF) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)

Preterm Newborns (Preemies)

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) (Includes Concussion)

Turner Syndrome


Visual Impairments

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  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-176-0
  • Product Code: MA0865
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2018
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 281
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Availability: In Stock


Elaine A. Donoghue, MD, FAAP

Elaine A. Donoghue, MD, FAAP, is vice chair for academic affairs at Lehigh Valley Health Network and a general academic pediatrician.  She is the past cochair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood and authored the policy statement on quality early education and child care.  Her background is in early childhood health, child protection, telehealth and pediatric education.  Dr Donoghue received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her doctorate in medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine.


Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP

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.

Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide, 2nd Edition [eBook]

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