Managing Infectious Diseases In Child Care And Schools: A Quick Reference Guide by Susan S. AronsonManaging Infectious Diseases In Child Care And Schools: A Quick Reference Guide by Susan S. Aronson

Managing Infectious Diseases In Child Care And Schools: A Quick Reference Guide

bySusan S. Aronson

Paperback | September 26, 2016

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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 diseases such 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, or readmit 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 your organization's liability and reputation
Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schoolsis 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 and recommendations 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, andCaring 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 ofRed Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases,30th EditionCaring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,3rd Edition
  • New infectious disease Quick Reference Sheets
    • Clostridium difficile(Also Called “C diff)
    • Norovirus
    • Staphylococcus aureus(Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
  • New forms
    • Child Health Assessment
    • Special Care Plan
    • Refusal to Vaccinate
  • New Web links to suggested professional development materials added throughout
Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP, works at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as a pediatric advisor for the Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania. In 2011, she retired from her appointment as clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hosp...
Title:Managing Infectious Diseases In Child Care And Schools: A Quick Reference GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:247 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2016Publisher:American Academy of PediatricsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610020502

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Table of Contents

About This Book
What Is New in This Edition?
Chapter 1 Overview of Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
Keeping Children and Adults in Group Settings Healthy
The Role of the Health Advocate, Health Consultant, and School Health Personnel
Planning and Policies
Chapter 2 Reduce the Risk of Infection: Practice Prevention
Safe Food Preparation and Service
Hand Hygiene
Changing Diapers, Soiled Disposable Training Pants, and Soiled Underwear
Oral Health
Standard Precautions
Sanitation, Disinfection, and Maintenance
Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning
Chapter 3 Health of Teachers/Caregivers and Other Staff Members
Preemployment Requirements and Ongoing Adult Health Appraisals and Immunizations
Immunization With Recommended Vaccines
Oral Health
Health Limitations for Staff Members
Policies and Procedures Related to Caring for Staff and Children Who Are Ill
Staff Learn, Teach, and Practice Minimizing Infectious Diseases
Chapter 4 Recognizing the Ill Child: Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria
Daily Health Check
Elements to Observe and Information to Gather
Situations That Require Medical Attention Right Away
Conditions That Do Not Require Exclusion to Control Spread of Disease to Others
Conditions Requiring Temporary Exclusion
Procedures for a Child Who Requires Exclusion
Reportable/Notifiable Conditions
Preparing for Managing Illness
Chapter 5 Signs and Symptoms Chart
Chapter 6 Quick Reference Sheets
Bites (Human and Animal)
Chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster Infections)
Clostridium difficile(Also Called “C diff)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection
Dental Caries (Early Childhood Caries, Tooth Decay, or Cavities)
Diarrhea Caused by Specific Types ofE coli(Escherichia coli)
Ear Infection
Fifth Disease (Human Parvovirus B19)
Haemophilus influenzaeType b (Hib)
Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Hepatitis A Infection
Hepatitis B Infection
Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)
Lyme Disease (and Other Tick-borne Diseases)
Molluscum Contagiosum
Mosquito-borne Diseases
Mouth Sores
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Roseola (Human Herpesvirus 6 and 7)
Rubella (German Measles)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Staphylococcus aureus(Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis) and Scarlet Fever
Thrush (Candidiasis)
Tuberculosis (TB)
Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)
Urinary Tract Infection
Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Yeast Diaper Rash (Candidiasis)
Chapter 7 Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Epidemics, Pandemics, Bioterrorism,
and Environmental Health Emergencies1
Why Children Are Especially Vulnerable
Types of Infectious Disease Emergencies
Closure of Group Care Facilities
Illness From Environmental Problems
Quick Communication and Initiation of Emergency Procedures
Symptom Records
Parent Notification
Tracking Procedure
Corrective Action
Chapter 8 Sample Letters, Forms, and Relevant Resources
Child Health Assessment Form
Special Care Plan Form
Medication Administration Packet
Letter to Staff About Occupational Health Risks
Refusal to Vaccinate Form
Staff Health Assessment Form
Routine Schedule for Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
Selecting an Appropriate Sanitizer or Disinfectant
Cleaning Up Body Fluids
Sample Health Information Consent Form
Sample Food Service Cleaning Schedule
Diapering Poster
Symptom Record Form
Enrollment/Attendance/Symptom Record
Situations That Require Medical Attention Right Away
Sample Letter to Families About Exposure to Communicable Disease