This handy, pocket-sized manual provides quick, easy access to guidelines and protocols for the health supervision of children in ambulatory settings. Clear and concise -- and with an emphasis on health education and prevention of illness -- the book is divided into three organized units. Part I - Well Child Care: Is organized by age-span and includes specific factors to be investigated; areas to be assessed; age-appropriate information for anticipatory guidance in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of development; and child-rearing issues. Part II - Common Pediatric Health Problems: Provides succinct protocols of management for 67 of the most common pediatric health problems, and includes etiology, incidence, communicability, differential diagnosis, management and nursing care, and in-depth family teaching. The convenient SOAP format (Subjective data, Objective data, Assessment, and Plan) addresses those areas essential to a thorough examination. Current topics like AIDS, anorexia and bulimia are also covered. Part III - Drug Index: Current guidance for 68 commonly used drugs, organized in outline format. Administration, timing, side effects, complications, and re-ordering are discussed for each drug. New in this edition: Injury Prevention Guidelines for Every Age Group; New Guidelines for Pertussis, Poison Ivy/Poison Oak Dermatitis, and Sinusitis; 11 New Drugs; New Pediatric Immunization Schedule.