This book provides child care and preschool providers, pediatricians, family practitioners, and public health officials with an up-to-date, easy to read reference on infections and infection control for children in day care and preschool. The book covers both common and unusual infections and illnesses prevalent in this population, and offers practical guidance on issues of contagion, treatment, and transmission in this setting. Chapters also address special considerations for children who are at high risk of acquiring infection, or at risk of spreading infection in the daycare arena. The authors are infectious disease specialists who have spent their careers working in the areas they have written about, and they offer specific recommendations on how to deal with endemic problems of infection and transmission.
The 8th edition is completely updated and includes new vaccines, new therapies, and a totally new chapter on Molluscum Contagiosum. This indispensable handbook continues to be the go-to source for best practices for treating and preventing the spread of infection in children in day care and preschool. Features:
User-friendly handbook offering practical guidance and expert advice Specific focus on epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of infections seen in the day care center and preschool setting Highly respected author team of senior infectious disease authorities in their fields;Preface, Contributing Authors,Section I. Transmission: 1 How Germs Are Spread,J. Owen HendleySection II. Policies: 2 Guidelines for Attendees and Personnel,Terry Yamauchi 3 Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Antibiotics,S. Michael Marcy 4 Control of Isolated and Epidemic Infection,Leigh B. Grossman Appendix 4.1 Sample Information That May Be Sent Home to Parents or Guardians, Section III. Care of High-Risk Children: 5 Young Infants,David A. Kaufman 6 Children with Immunodeficiencies, Leigh B. Grossman 7 Children with Chronic Lung Disease,Leigh B. Grossman 8 Children with Cardiac Disease,Karen S. Rheuban 9 The Child with Disabilities,Susan M. Anderson 10 Children with Chronic Skin Disease (Eczema),Patricia Treadwell 11 Children from Developing Nations, Leigh B. Grossman Section IV. Specific Infections: 12 Adenovirus, Scott A. Halperin 13 Amebiasis,Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez 14 Ancylostoma duodenale (Hookworm),Jonathan P. Moorman 15 Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm),Jonathan P. Moorman 16 Campylobacter, Marian G. Michaels 17 Candida (Thrush, Diaper Dermatitis), Charles M. Ginsburg 18 Chlamydia,Margaret R. Hammerschlag 19 Coronaviruses (Common Cold), Ronald B. Turner 20 Coxsackievirus Al6 (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Syndrome), Ziad M. Shehab 21 Cryptosporidia, Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez 22 Cytomegalovirus, Stuart P. Adler 23 Diphtheria, Joel Klein 24 Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm), Jonathan P. Moorman 25 Enteroviruses, Ziad M. Shehab26 Escherichia coli (Diarrhea), Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez 27 Giardia lamblia, Theresa A. Schlager 28 Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae), Michael F. Rein 29 Haemophilus influenzae (Meningitis, Cellulitis, Epiglottitis, Pneumonia, Arthritis), ChrisAnna M. Mink 30 Hepatitis A, Trudy V. Murphy 31 Hepatitis B, Trudy V. Murphy 32 Hepatitis C, Trudy V. Murphy 33 Herpes Simplex Virus (Gingivostomatitis), Richard J. Whitley 34 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Gwendolyn B. Scott 35 Infectious Mononucleosis, Ciro V. Sumaya 36 Influenza (Flu), Scott A. Halperin 37 Meningococcus (Bacteremia, Meningitis, Arthritis), Eugene D. Shapiro 38 Molluscum Contagiosum, Leread more