The New School Health Handbook. A Ready Reference for School Nurses and Educators. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2212414
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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For all school health professionals, this comprehensive
Third Edition of
THE NEW SCHOOL HEALTH HANDBOOK provides answers on what action, if any, to take for all types of routine and emergency health problems–physical, emotional and behavioral–that occur in the school environment. It features updated information on all topics and expanded coverage of mental health, special education, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, and is conveniently organized into 19 sections:
  • Administration of the Health Services Program
  • Acute Illnesses and Emergencies
  • Injuries
  • Health Screening Programs
  • Skin Conditions, Infections and Diseases
  • Diseases of the Ears, Nose and Throat
  • Eye Problems
  • Diseases of the Lungs
  • Diseases of the Heart
  • Diabetes
  • Infections of Special School Relevance
  • Severe Physical Disabilities
  • Diseases of the Brain
  • Disorders of Learning
  • Behavioral and Emotional Problems
  • Psychoactive Medications
  • Special Education Issues
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Emerging Concepts
Also included are the National Association of School Nurses standards and position statements.
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Contributors to the Third Edition


About the Third Edition

About the Authors

Section 1 Administration of the Health Services Program 1

Section 2 Acute Illnesses and Emergencies 21

Section 3 Injuries 45

Section 4 Health Screening Programs 75

Section 5 Skin Conditions, Infections, and Diseases 93

Section 6 Diseases of the Ears, Nose, and Throat 121

Section 7 Eye Problems 135

Section 8 Diseases of the Lungs 151

Section 9 Diseases of the Heart 169

Section 10 Diabetes 181

Section 11 Infections of Special School Relevance 193

Section 12 Severe Physical Disabilities 215

Section 13 Diseases of the Brain 235

Section 14 Disorders of Learning 253

Section 15 Behavioral and Emotional Problems 273

Section 16 Psychoactive Medications 305

Section 17 Special Education Issues 319

Section 18 Teen Pregnancy 337

Section 19 Emerging Concepts 353

Index 379

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Jerry Newton, M.D., Medical Director of the San Antonio Public Schools for over 20 years and former Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, is the author of the first two editions ofThe Handbook (1984, 1989).

Richard Adams, M.D., Director of Health Services for the Dallas Public Schools and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, is the author of School Nurse′s Survival Guide.

Marilyn Marcontel, R.N., is currently Coordinator of Nursing for the Dallas Public Schools and Assistant Clinical Professor of the College of Nursing at Texas Woman′s University in Dallas.

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