This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The fully-revised 4th edition will help you rapidly identify infectious diseasessuch as chickenpox,fifth disease, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease with more than 50 quick reference sheets.Implement proven strategies for limiting the spread of infection. Know when to consult with health care professionals. Determine when to include, exclude, orreadmit sick children. Communicate with parents about an outbreak with ready-to-use letters and forms. Avoid infection in the first place with medically based tips for prevention, including immunization schedules. Protect the children in your care, your staff, and yourorganization s liability and reputation. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools is the best medical advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presented in an easy-to-use format for your day care or school. The guidance andrecommendations are aligned with the latest edition of the gold-standard AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th Edition, and Caring for Your Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.New in the 4th Edition. Completely reviewed and updated throughout to reflect the latest guidance and recommendations, including alignment with most recent editions of Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases,30th Edition Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,3rd Edition New infectious disease Quick Reference Sheets
Quick Reference Sheets
- Clostridium difficile(Also Called C diff )
- Staphylococcus aureus(Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
- SpecialCare Plan
- Refusal to Vaccinate
New Web links to suggested professional development materials added throughout
4 Star Review!
This is a must-have reference for any childcare or school setting.
The third edition of this excellent guide for childcare and school personnel on managing infectious diseases provides new information on when children may return to the classroom, as well as updated infection control practices and several new forms/resources.
This book provides an overview of how infection is spread, infection control measures, daily health checks, and signs and symptoms. The guide is easy to understand, and written in language appropriate for personnel from a variety of settings.
The guide was developed for childcare and school personnel. Health professionals, such as pediatricians and nurses (school nurses, nurse consultants), may find it useful in communicating with education professionals in these settings.
The quick reference sheets are a wonderful resource for explaining the common childhood infectious diseases. They are easy to read and provide clear, factual information for childcare and school personnel. While the skin rash pictures may be a bit overwhelming for non-health personnel, they highlight what may be seen in children in these conditions. Controlling the spread of infectious diseases and when to allow the child to return to school are essential information for school personnel. Thisguide provides excellent resources in the form of sample letters and forms. Finally, it provides helpful information such as recommendations for cleaning, selecting an appropriate cleaner, and food service cleaning. The book also may be helpful as these facilities develop policies and procedures to reduce infectious diseases.
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About the Author
Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric advisor and webmaster for the Early Childhood Education Linkage System Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has retired as clinicalprofessor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Sue is a nationally recognized expert on implementation of health and safety in early education and child care programs, and an ex officiomember of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood. She is the author/editor of Healthy Young Children, 5th Edition (2012). Her column Ask Dr. Sue was published in Exchange magazine for manyyears.
Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr Shope is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood. He retired after 21 years of service in the Navy in 2011.