"Like a Maestro who orchestrates multiple virtuosos to perform an exquisite musical symphony, Dr. Kyle and her editorial team have united a remarkable group of national pediatric clinicians, educators, scientists, advocates and thought leaders to share their expertise in this textbook dedicated for nurse practitioner students…Using a wealth of evidence-based, multifaceted tools to cultivate competence and confidence, this textbook offers a refined approach toward successful certification and professional credentialing in pediatric primary care. [It is] an academic tool to promote excellence among our future pediatric providers who will undoubtedly recall this resource as a foundation in their development." -Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP Professor, Assistant Dean, MSN Program Duke University School of Nursing Durham, NC Distinguished by its reader-friendly, streamlined presentation of essential information, this comprehensive text delivers all of the core content covered in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care curriculum. With a focus on practical application of knowledge and the development of sound diagnostic reasoning, this text emphasizes health supervision and promotion, and disease prevention and management from the standpoint of the nurse practitioner. Information mirrors the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board test blueprint--including an exam chapter map linking content areas to the exam outline--to ensure mastery of all components of evidence-based care. Organized in four units, each chapter within a unit is structured similarly to ease the learning process for the reader. Beginning with a section on the foundations of child health, the content progresses through growth and development during the pediatric lifespan, child health promotion and wellness visits, into the final section on pediatric disease management presented in SOAP format. Current evidence-based guidelines, useful decision-making algorithms, procedures, and resources for families and nurse practitioners are referenced throughout the text. A comprehensive ancillary resource bundle includes an instructor's manual with WHAT-WHY-APPLY case studies, a test bank including certification exam style questions, PowerPoints, and a color image bank, as well as student resources containing an online prescribing guide for the top 10 pediatric disorders, and patient education downloads. Key Features: Designed in user-friendly, accessible style with brief paragraphs and bulleted lists. Chapters include student learning outcomes, an introduction, a CPNP-PC exam content chapter map, Pro Tips and Alerts, and summarizing key points. Provides distinct sections on health promotion/prevention and disease diagnosis/management. Presents separate coverage of acute and chronic disorders and their necessary referrals. Offers user-friendly algorithms for differential diagnosis. Contains resource links to Bright Futures and Mass General Pediatric symptom checklists, CDC immunization schedules, and other tools. Ancillary resource bundle includes an instructor's manual, test bank, PowerPoints, image bank, online prescribing guide, and patient education downloads.