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Infection Control in the Child Care Center and Preschool

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Infection Control in the Child Care Center and Preschool

SKU# 9781936287642

Author: Leigh B. Grossman MD


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"This book provides child care and preschool providers, pediatricians, family practitioners, and public health officials with an up-to-date, easy to read reference on infections and infection control for children in day care and preschool. The book covers both common and unusual infections and illnesses prevalent in this population, and offers practical guidance on issues of contagion, treatment, and transmission in this setting. Chapters also address special considerations for children who are at high risk of acquiring infection, or at risk of spreading infection in the daycare arena. The authors are infectious disease specialists who have spent their careers working in the areas they have written about, and they offer specific recommendations on how to deal with endemic problems of infection and transmission.

The 8th edition is completely updated and includes new vaccines, new therapies, and a totally new chapter on Molluscum Contagiosum. This indispensable handbook continues to be the go-to source for best practices for treating and preventing the spread of infection in children in day care and preschool.


  • User-friendly handbook offering practical guidance and expert advice
  • Specific focus on epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of infections seen in the day care center and preschool setting
  • Highly respected author team of senior infectious disease authorities in their fields


Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 29, 2012
  • Page Count 374
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287642
  • EISBN 9781617051128

Table of Contents 

"Preface, Contributing Authors,Section I. Transmission: 1 How Germs Are Spread, J. Owen HendleySection II. Policies: 2 Guidelines for Attendees and Personnel, Terry Yamauchi 3 Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Antibiotics, S. Michael Marcy 4 Control of Isolated and Epidemic Infection, Leigh B. Grossman Appendix 4.1 Sample Information That May Be Sent Home to Parents or Guardians, Section III. Care of High-Risk Children: 5 Young Infants, David A. Kaufman 6 Children with Immunodeficiencies, Leigh B. Grossman 7 Children with Chronic Lung Disease, Leigh B. Grossman 8 Children with Cardiac Disease, Karen S. Rheuban 9 The Child with Disabilities, Susan M. Anderson 10 Children with Chronic Skin Disease (Eczema), Patricia Treadwell 11 Children from Developing Nations, Leigh B. Grossman Section IV. Specific Infections: 12 Adenovirus, Scott A. Halperin 13 Amebiasis, Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez 14 Ancylostoma duodenale (Hookworm), Jonathan P. Moorman 15 Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm), Jonathan P. Moorman 16 Campylobacter, Marian G. Michaels 17 Candida (Thrush, Diaper Dermatitis), Charles M. Ginsburg 18 Chlamydia, Margaret R. Hammerschlag 19 Coronaviruses (Common Cold), Ronald B. Turner 20 Coxsackievirus Al6 (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Syndrome), Ziad M. Shehab 21 Cryptosporidia, Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez 22 Cytomegalovirus, Stuart P. Adler 23 Diphtheria, Joel Klein 24 Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm), Jonathan P. Moorman 25 Enteroviruses, Ziad M. Shehab26 Escherichia coli (Diarrhea), Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez 27 Giardia lamblia, Theresa A. Schlager 28 Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae), Michael F. Rein 29 Haemophilus influenzae (Meningitis, Cellulitis, Epiglottitis, Pneumonia, Arthritis), ChrisAnna M. Mink 30 Hepatitis A, Trudy V. Murphy 31 Hepatitis B, Trudy V. Murphy 32 Hepatitis C, Trudy V. Murphy 33 Herpes Simplex Virus (Gingivostomatitis), Richard J. Whitley 34 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Gwendolyn B. Scott 35 Infectious Mononucleosis, Ciro V. Sumaya 36 Influenza (Flu), Scott A. Halperin 37 Meningococcus (Bacteremia, Meningitis, Arthritis), Eugene D. Shapiro 38 Molluscum Contagiosum, Leigh B. Grossman and Vincent Iannelli 39 Mumps, Gregory F. Hayden 40 Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Pneumonia), Ronald B. Turner 41 Necator americanus (Hookworm), Jonathan P. Moorman 42 Papillomaviruses (Warts), David A. Whiting 43 Parainfluenza Virus, Scott A. Halperin 44 Parvovirus B19 (Fifth Disease, Erythema Infectiosum), William C. Koch 45 Pediculosis (Lice), David A. Whiting 46 Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Vincent Iannelli 47 Pneumococcus (Otitis Media, Sinusitis, Bacteremia, Pneumonia, Meningitis), Sheldon Kaplan 48 Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Caroline Breese Hall 49 Rhinoviruses (Common Cold), Ronald B. Turner 50 Roseola (Exanthema Subitum), J. Christopher Day and Mary Anne Jackson 51 Rotavirus, Theresa A. Schlager 52 Rubella (German Measles), Gregory F. Hayden 53 Rubeola (Measles), Caroline Breese Hall 54 Salmonella, Linda A. Waggoner-Fountain 55 Scabies 279 David A. Whiting 56 Shigella, Linda A. Waggoner-Fountain 57 Staphylococcus (Impetigo, Boils, Abscess, Cellulitis, Lymphadenitis, Osteomyelitis, Endocarditis), Stephanie H. Stovall and Richard F. Jacobs 58 Streptococcus (Cellulitis, Impetigo, Pharyngitis), Stephanie H. Stovall and Richard F. Jacobs 59 Syphilis (Treponema pallidum), Michael F. Rein 60 Tinea Capitis, Corporis, Cruris, and Pedis (Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch), David A. Whiting 61 Toxocara, Jonathan P. Moorman 62 Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm), Jonathan P. Moorman 63 Tuberculosis, Tania A. Thomas 64 Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chickenpox, Shingles), Anne A. Gershon 65 Yersinia, Barbara A. Jantausch and William J. Rodriguez, Index"