Adolescent Medicine: Requisites (Requisites in Pediatrics) by Gail B. Slap MD MS

By Gail B. Slap MD MS

This concise, evidence-based source covers all of brand new need-to-know details to fast and successfully diagnose and deal with universal adolescent conditions...in a really ordinary layout. simply because it is so compact, clinically orientated, and straightforward to learn, Adolescent medication: The requirements in Pediatrics is a perfect examine instrument in addition to a handy reference for perform.

  • Includes precise discussions on specific future health concerns, universal scientific difficulties, sexual and reproductive healthiness, behavioral difficulties, and the transition to grownup future health care that can assist you achieve a greater figuring out of the original wishes of the adolescent sufferer.
  • Features a logical, constant bankruptcy structure that is helping you discover the suggestions you wish speedy.
  • Presents plentiful tables, differential diagnoses, lab values/radiologic experiences, treatment/therapy concepts, and counsel on whilst to consult a expert equipping you for each medical problem.
  • Discusses controversies about the normal of care due to thought-provoking scientific situations that can assist you to figure out the simplest plan of action in tricky occasions.
  • Provides highlighted containers that emphasize proper case reviews, key issues of every part, and different very important details making you conscious of issues that effect brand new perform.
  • Uses a wealth of illustrations so that you can see info extra clearly.

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An adolescent who carries a weapon often believes that it confers protection without risk and that his or her life is of value and to be protected. Before discussing the high risk of death associated with carrying a weapon, which is essential, the clinician can acknowledge the importance of self-protection to and for the adolescent. Visit for Violence-Related Injury It is imperative to know whether the adolescent treated for an acute violence-related injury is in a cycle of retaliation. Before the adolescent leaves the health care setting, questions such as the following should be asked: “What is going to happen now?

Ask the adolescent what he or she does together with others out of school, when there is no fighting. For example, if they play basketball or smoke marijuana when there is nothing else to do, teach the adolescent to always carry a basketball. When this fails, teach the adolescent to shift the blame for escape to his or her parents. If the parent receives a call in which the teen uses an agreed-upon code word, it signals the parent to demand that the teen return home immediately. The goals are to provide a strategy that the adolescent will use and to remove the adolescent as soon as ­possible from a ­high-risk setting.

It is not intended to punish and should never intend to inflict pain. Relief Figure 5-1 Building strength through the development of positive coping strategies. Approaching Youth Violence in a Clinical Setting In addition to exploring safety at home, the adolescent should be asked questions such as “Do you feel safe at school? Are there many fights at your school? Do people bring weapons to school? ” The adolescent who responds, “I’m fine” or “Don’t worry about me” may be unprepared to divulge his or her behavior or fear of someone else’s behavior.

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