This book was initially developed more than 20 years ago as a resource for advanced practice nurses who were providing primary health care to infants, children, and adolescents. Currently, pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are the primary audience. However, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses who care for children in a variety of settings also find this book to be a valuable resource. This is the only nurse practitioner (NP) editorial team and NP-focused pediatric primary care text on the market.
Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention, and problem management from the primary care provider’s point of view. Each chapter introduces key concepts, provides an evidence-based and theoretical care foundation, and includes a discussion of the identification and management of symptoms or conditions of specific disease entities. Experienced clinicians can simply jump to the topic or diagnosis in question while the novice can read the chapter for immersion into the topic. Additional resources for each chapter include websites to access organizations and printed materials that may be useful for clinicians and their patients and families. (Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care 7th Edition; Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, Nancy Barber Starr, Margaret A. Brady, Nan M. Gaylord, Martha Driessnack; Elsevier ; Preface: Page xiii)