Elaine A. Donoghue, MD, FAAP and Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP
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:
Allergic Skin Conditions
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Celiac Disease (Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy or Celiac Sprue)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fragile X Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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])
Hydrocephalus and Shunts
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Kidney and Other Urinary Tract Problems
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Neurofibromatosis (NF) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)
Preterm Newborns (Preemies)
Seizures, Nonfebrile (Epilepsy)
Sickle Cell Disease
Special Diets and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (Includes Concussion)
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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.
“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.” --Four-star review, Doody's Book Reviews