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Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide

Edited by Elaine A. Donoghue, MD, FAAP, and Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP

Best-selling guide helps caregivers and teachers face the challenges of caring for children with chronic medical conditions and special health care needs.

214 pages
Item #: MA0443
ISBN 13: 978-1-58110-299-4

Retail: $57.00
Members: $52.00
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This best-selling resource brings caregivers and educators trustworthy recommendations on a wide spectrum of chronic health conditions.


The health conditions described in this book cover a spectrum of chronic illnesses, acute situations, selected developmental and behavioral problems, and special health care needs, with a special emphasis on children with special health care needs. For this reason, the title Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide was chosen to emphasize the inclusive nature of the subjects covered, including many common conditions that caregivers/teachers deal with on a daily basis.


It gives teachers, administrators, school nurses, and caregivers ready access to practical information and "what-to-do-when" advice. And it helps health care providers communicate essential information and instructions clearly and time-efficiently.


Contents include:

  • Care plans: development and responsibilities
  • Care plan implementation strategies for caregivers/teachers
  • Medication administration issues
  • Handling symptoms that develop in child care or school settings
  • Emergency planning recommendations
  • Quick reference fact sheets on 35+ diseases and conditions
  • Ready-to-use sample letters and forms for parents or referrals
  • Extensive listings of state, federal, and medical resources

How-to help at-a-glance

More than 35 quick-access fact sheets describe specific conditions. These time-saving problem solvers cover diseases and disorders that caregivers and school staff deal with daily including:

  • Allergies
  • Altered immunity
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing loss and deafness
  • Heart conditions and defects
  • HIV
  • Kidney/urinary problems
  • Seizures
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Visual impairments

Spiral-bound, softcover.



Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide
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