Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment

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Nurses and nurse practitioners are critical members of child abuse treatment teams. Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment provides the information nurses need to identify and accurately interpret the signs of maltreatment and then report it in a specific manner. Presented in 17 chapters comprising 3 major sections"Overview," "Healthcare Evaluation," and "Related Issues"the areas of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect are extensively addressed. Each chapter is structured to give a general overview of the topic area, followed by a detailed treatment plan relevant to the specific types of abuse. In addition, each chapter includes easy-to-use checklists, examination hints, and flow charts for ready access to important information. Edited by a nurse and a pediatrician, with chapter contributions by experts in the various fields of child maltreatment, this handy reference is a must-have for every nurse and nurse practitioner who may be confronted with possible child abuse. It clearly illustrates what is and what is not abuse and identifies the most common types of child abuse, as well as uncommon but possible causes. The steps to be taken when interviewing the child and the details to be addressed in performing a physical examination in a suspected abusive situation are also provided. This book is especially valuable for nurse practitioners, school nurses, pediatric nurses, APNs, FNPs, social service and safety personnel, state and federal agencies, and allied health/emergency room technicians.

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Now for the first time . . . a definitive handbook designed specifically for nurses.

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Eileen R. Giardino, PhD, RN, CRNP is a nurse practitioner and an associate professor at La Salle University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She teaches in the Adult and Family NP tracks, as well as the RN to BSN and basic BSN programs with a focus on physical assessment and clinical practice. She works as a nurse practitioner in Student Health Services at La Salle and has published in the area of child and adult sexual abuse. Dr. Giardino lectures on the evaluation of intimate partner violence and suspected child abuse to generic nursing and nurse practitioner students. She has taken SANE training at the University of Pennsylvania. Other clinical practice experience includes medical and cardiac intensive care as well as health promotion in community settings. Dr. Giardino received her BSN and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, her MSN at Widener University, and NP Certification in Adult and Family at La Salle University. She is a member of the American Profession Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and the American Nurses Association (ANA). Dr. Giardino serves on the board of the Philadelphia Children's Alliance and is chair of the New Jersey Board for Bethany Christian Services of Greater Delaware Valley. Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, FAAP Dr. Giardino is the Associate Chair for Pediatrics and the medical director for Child Abuse Services at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pa. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Giardino earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at The Children¹s Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where his work focused on outcomes assessment in professional education. He was named a clinical scholar at the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar's Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is a research fellow in the Division of General Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. During fellowship training, he pursued specialized training in the evaluation of child abuse and neglect. In 1995, while at the Children's Seashore house, he founded the Abuse Referral Clinic for Children with Special Care Needs. This clinic provided interdisciplinary evaluations of children with disabilities who were suspected of having been abused. Currently, Dr. Giardino serves as an attending physician on the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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