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Your Child's Health: The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development

Your Child's Health: The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development

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Author: Schmitt, Barton D.

Brand: Bantam

Color: White

Edition: Revised

Number Of Pages: 720

Release Date: 29-11-2005

Details: Product Description Emergencies: --when to call your child's physician immediately -what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuries Common Illnesses: -when it's safe to treat your child at home -step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments Behavior Problems: -proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze -no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence: -essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education -ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems From the Back Cover Emergencies: --when to call your child's physician immediately -what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuries Common Illnesses: -when it's safe to treat your child at home -step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments Behavior Problems: -proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze -no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence: -essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education -ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems About the Author Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Director of the Sleep Disorder Clinic and Encopresis-Enuresis clinic at The Children's Hospital of Denver. He has written more than one-hundred articles for fellow pediatricians, as well as the book Pediatric Telephone Protocols and the computer software program The Pediatric Advisor, used by over four-hundred-and-fifty hospitals nationwide. Dr. Schmitt has received numerous awards for his work, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award in 2004. He and his wife spend as much time as possible with their children and 6 grandchildren. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLS Life-Threatening Emergencies Dial 911 (Emergency Medical Services). In larger cities, this call will dispatch an emergency vehicle staffed by a rescue squad and based at the nearest fire department. In smaller towns and counties, the operator will connect you with an emergency ambulance service. The direct number for this service is usually found on the first page of your telephone directory. In areas that use 911, children should be taught to dial this number for crises. Increasingly, 911 is being linked to a computer system (“enhanced 911”) that can determine the address of the incoming call even if the caller can’t speak. Non-Life-Threatening Emergencies Call Your Child’s Physician. If you don’t have a physician, call the near- est emergency room. Always call in first, rather than simply going to an emergency room. Your physician may provide you with critical first aid instructions by phone (e.g., for burns, animal bites, or fractures). Your physician also can help you decide whether a rescue squad should be sent out or if it is safe for you to drive in. In addition, your physician can also tell you if it’s safe to be seen in the office or where to take your child for the best emergency care. Poisoning If you know the phone number of the nearest Poison Center, call them now. If not, call the National Poison Center hotline at 1-800-222-1222. They will automatically connect you with your local Poison Center. How to Cut Through Red Tape When you call in, always state assertively, “T

EAN: 9780553383690

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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