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Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools


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Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • About This Book
  • What Is New in This Edition?
  • Chapter 1 Overview of Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Bedbugs
  • Bites (Human and Animal)
  • Boil/Abscess/Cellulitis
  • Campylobacter
  • Chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster Infections)
  • Clostridium difficile (Also Called "C diff")
  • Croup
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection
  • Dental Caries (Early Childhood Caries, Tooth Decay, or Cavities)
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea Caused by Specific Types of E coli (Escherichia coli)
  • Ear Infection
  • Fever
  • Fifth Disease (Human Parvovirus B19)
  • Giardiasis
  • Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)
  • Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
  • Hepatitis A Infection
  • Hepatitis B Infection
  • Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza
  • Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)
  • Lyme Disease (and Other Tick-borne Diseases)
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Mononucleosis
  • Mosquito-borne Diseases
  • Mouth Sores
  • Mumps
  • Norovirus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pinworms
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Ringworm
  • Roseola (Human Herpesvirus 6 and 7)
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Salmonella
  • Scabies
  • Shigella
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
  • Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis) and Scarlet Fever
  • Sty
  • Thrush (Candidiasis)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vomiting
  • Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Yeast Diaper Rash (Candidiasis)
  • Chapter 7 Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Epidemics, Pandemics, Bioterrorism and Environmental Health Emergencies
  • Why Children Are Especially Vulnerable
  • Planning
  • 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
  • Gloving
  • Symptom Record Form
  • Enrollment/Attendance/Symptom Record
  • Situations That Require Medical Attention Right Away
  • Sample Letter to Families About Exposure to Communicable Disease
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Author

    Dr Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric advisor for the Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania (ECELS) at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP). ECELS is a statewide quality improvement program that Dr. Sue founded in 1989. She is the author of Model Child Care Health Policies, the PA AAP publication distributed by the AAP and available for free download on the ECELS website along with online curricula and resource materials for early educators about health and safety issues. She is a contributor to the widely-used Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs. Dr. Sue is the author and guest faculty for an online, 3-college-credit Child Care Health Advocate course for early educators. Since 2007, the course has been offered fall and spring terms at Northampton Community College under a renewable agreement of the college with the PA AAP. Dr. Sue is the author/editor of Healthy Young Children, 5th Edition (2012), published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Her column "Ask Dr. Sue" was published in Exchange magazine for many years. She is a retired clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr Shope is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood. He served as a child care health consultant for the Navy and Department of Defense for over 11 years, an editor of a significant portion of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd edition, and a co-author of several online curricula for educators about managing infectious diseases in early education and school settings.


    This is a must-have reference for any childcare or school setting, providing useful resources for educators who seek to prevent and manage infectious diseases in childcare and school settings. The updated fifth edition includes information and helpful tools, incorporating information from gold standard books and experts from professional organizations (AAP, APHA, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education)."
    Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars

    - Anne Turner-Henson, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Doody's Book Review

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