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Well-Child Primary Care Pocket Guide

For PAs, NPs, and Other Healthcare Providers

Tanya Fernandez (author)

ISBN: 9780826156464

Publication Date: Aug 2021

Format: Spiral bound

Also available as: Spiral bound  

A pocket guide that has everything you need to ensure a thorough well visit for your pediatric patients from newborn to adolescence. With the author's unique NEST & FLY mnemonic applied throughout, healthcare providers are methodically guided through each well visit to ensure a consistent and complete exam.
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The only pocket-sized resource to methodically guide you through pediatric well visits using a unique mnemonic to ensure consistent and thorough evaluation of your patients.

This pocket guide has everything you need to ensure a thorough well visit for your pediatric patients from newborn to adolescence. With the author's unique NEST & FLY mnemonic applied throughout, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers are methodically guided through each well visit to ensure a consistent and complete exam.

Uniquely designed in easy-to-navigate color-coded tables, you will quickly find all the information you need at your fingertips to evaluate your pediatric patients' nutrition, elimination, growth, family and social environment, and physical and cognitive development. You will also find key interviewing strategies and questions to gather an updated history, as well as step-by-step guidelines for the head-to-toe physical examination. Also included are anticipatory guidance suggestions for caregiver and patient education by age group.

Key Features:

  • Color coded by age group (infant, toddler/preschool, school-aged, adolescence)
  • Logical and easy-to-remember mnemonic for gathering a comprehensive well-child history
  • Pertinent questions (including psychosocial screening) and anticipatory guidance by age
  • Key developmental features organized in easy-to-read tables/charts
  • Health promotion-related approaches to the patient and family and their importance
  • Suggested vaccine schedule, easy-reference dosing for acetaminophen and ibuprofen by age and weight
Pages 200
Dimensions 178 x 102
Date Published 30 Aug 2021
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Paediatric medicine   Paediatric nursing   Nursing specialties   General practice  
  • Reviewers
  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • About This Book
  • The Approach to the Well Visit
  • NEST & FLY: Taking the History
  • Pediatric Ages & Stages
  • Performing the Pediatric Exam
  • The Preparticipation Exam
  • Screening and Diagnostic Tools
  • Wrapping Up the Well Visit
  • Documenting the Well Visit
  • NEST & FLY Tables by Age
  • Newborn (3 to 5 Days Old)
  • 2 Weeks or 1 Month
  • Early Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Later Breastfeeding Challenges
  • 2 Months
  • 4 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 9 Months
  • 12 Months
  • 15 to 18 Months
  • 24 Months
  • 30 & 36 Months
  • 4 Years
  • 5 & 6 Years
  • 7 & 8 Years
  • 9 & 10 Years
  • 11 & 12 Years
  • 13 & 14 Years
  • 15 to 18 Years
  • Preparticipation Exam (PPE)
  • References
  • Abbreviations
Tanya L. Fernandez, MS, PA-C, IBCLC, is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) program. She is a board-certified physician assistant and lactation consultant who has spent her clinical career working with families, children, and adolescents in underserved and high-risk populations. She joined the faculty at the CHA/PA program in 2016 and holds both didactic and clinical education responsibilities within the program. She is the co-author of The Physician Assistant Student's Guide to the Clinical Year: Pediatrics.

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