Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policies: A Compendium of Evidence-based Research for Pediatric Practice, 18th Edition

ISBN: 9781610021487
ISBN-10: 1610021487
Copyright: 2018
Edition: 18th
Author: AAP,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 87
Reviewer: Maria Alkureishi,  MD  (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description
This is the 18th edition of the most comprehensive, authoritative, and inclusive set of clinical practice guidelines and policies in pediatrics. The accompanying ebook ensures that practitioners have immediate access to all of the latest policies and endorsed clinical practice guidelines from the AAP.
Purpose
The purpose is to provide easy access to all of the clinical practice guidelines and policies from the AAP. These policies and guidelines are rigorously studied and peer-reviewed, and represent the most up-to-date recommendations from the most authoritative source. Having them in one single, easy to access resource -- in print and online -- is extremely helpful for busy practitioners, and should be the foundation for medical care of children. The layout is easy to use, well organized, and provides the most important references tools to date.
Audience
The audience includes anyone caring for children. This obviously includes practicing pediatric providers, both in the outpatient and inpatient setting, as well as physicians and midlevel providers. Early learners, such as medical and nurse practitioner students, and residents will find this resource extremely useful as well, and it should be the cornerstone for teaching and practicing medicine in pediatrics.
Features
The book offers the full text of all policy statements and clinical and technical reports published in 2017, as well as abstracts of all active AAP and endorsed policy statements. From well child and preventive care to specific illness recommendations, as well as practice management, this exhaustive compendium provides an evidence-based, analytic framework for pediatric care.
Assessment
Every practitioner who cares for children should be familiar with the AAP's clinical practice guidelines and policies in order to provide appropriate care for their patients. This easy-to-use resource provides immediate access to a compendium of all of the current, evidence-based recommendations put forth by the most authoritative organization in pediatrics. It should be in the library of every practitioner and medical educator.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the product's objectives met? 10
1-5 Does the website help achieve the purpose? 5
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this directed to an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 3
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 3
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 3
1-5 Rate the added value from the online version. 3
1-5 Is the online version easy to access? 3
1-5 Rate the ease of navigation/search. 3
1-5 Rate the pedagogic quality of images on the online version. 3
1-5 Rate the value of added audiovisual features online. 3
1-5 Is there sufficient use of hypertext links? 5
1-5 Are there hyperlinks from references to journal articles? 5
1-5 Is there appropriate use of features like bookmarking, printing/exporting? 3
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 10