Confidently prescribe, monitor, and manage medications for childhood mental health disorders. This game-changing resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) arms you with a unique strategic approach – plus practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations.Free bonus digital tool! Get instant answers on specific conditions and medications from your desktop or mobile device!Evidence-based conceptual frameworkA clear, straightforward methodology – based on current research and clinical experience – defines discrete levels of psychotropic agents and spells out level-specific roles and responsibilities.G
Group 1:Medications FDA-approved for youth for ADHD, anxiety, and depression – disorders for which pediatric primary care providers commonly initiate treatment and assume prescribing and monitoring responsibilities.Administration and management information for each drug agent includes:Rationale for useEvidence supporting efficacy and safetyInitial dosing and subsequent adjustmentsMeasuring therapeutic successWhen to consult or referGroup 2: Medications FDA-approved for youth, typically prescribed by specialists but often monitored in the primary care setting: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and sleep aids. To support primary care clinician’s collaborative role, usage rationales, efficacy data, and adverse effect profiles are specified for all of these agents.Group 3: Medications not FDA-approved for youth that primary care clinicians will likely encounter. To support primary care clinician’s collaborative role, efficacy data and adverse effect profiles are specified for these agents.Proven, practice-focused guidanceHands-on help spanning the therapeutic process:Assessing for common disordersAssessing for psychiatric comorbiditiesIdentifying medication needsInformed consentMonitoring patient progressManaging side effectsManaging multiple medicationsStopping or changing medications
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA). The course is designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery. Since the inception of the NRP in 1987, over 3 million individuals in the United States and internationally have been trained and the program has been translated into over 30 languages.
Significantly revised and updated, the new seventh edition reflects the 2015 AAP/AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate.
Two new chapters have been added, covering post-resuscitation care and preparing for resuscitation.evised American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association guidelines for neonatal resuscitation and the emergency cardiovascular care.