FYI: Preparing for flu, new Pediatrics print format, and more – AAP News
Preparing for flu in child care settings
Pediatricians can protect children from influenza complications by encouraging child
care providers to seek education specific to seasonal influenza.
The following resources are available:
- A free online course from the Academy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
educates staff who work in Head Start and other early education and child care programs
about influenza policies and strategies. The course was updated to reflect influenza
recommendations for 2015-’16. The course explains how to recognize the symptoms of
influenza, how influenza is spread, and how to discuss the importance of annual seasonal
influenza immunization with parents and peers. It is approved for 1.0 contact hour,
- A letter that child care programs can customize to share influenza season planning
strategies with parents, https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/parent_flu_letter_2015_2016.pdf, and additional online courses for child care providers, www.healthychildcare.org/profdev.html.
- Information on the pediatrician’s role in promoting health and safety in child care,
- AAP Web pages dedicated to supporting child care providers, www.aap.org/disasters/childcare, and preparing child care programs for pandemic influenza, www.aap.org/disasters/childcarepandemic.
For more assistance, email DisasterReady@aap.org.
Call for nominations
The AAP Council on Communications and Media is calling for nominations for the 2016
Holroyd-Sherry Award. The deadline for submissions is March 18.
The Academy will recognize one Fellow whose outstanding contributions demonstrated
media’s influence on child and adolescent health as an important public health issue,
and/or whose work in the areas of advocacy, legislation, research, and professional
or public education addresses health implications raised by child and adolescent use
This annual award, initiated in 2000, is named for H. James Holroyd, M.D., FAAP, and
S. Norman Sherry, M.D., FAAP. Their leadership in the medical profession, which began
in 1983 with their service as founding members of the Task Force on Children and Television,
helped establish within the Academy and the medical community the powerful influence
media messages have on the health and well-being of children and adolescents.
To access nomination materials, visit http://bit.ly/1IQ7sSo. For more information, contact Deandra Galarde, in the AAP Department of Public Affairs,
at 800-433-9016, ext. 7877, or email COCM@aap.org.
Textbook of Pediatric Care chapters online
New chapters from the upcoming AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd Edition are being early-released on Pediatric Care Online (PCO).
The AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care is the landmark guide to pediatric medicine for today’s pediatricians, residents
New chapters include Neonatal Jaundice, Follow-up Care of the Graduate From Neonatal
Intensive Care, Alopecia and Hair Shaft Anomalies, and Anxiety.
Check out Pediatrics new print format
On the heels of the new online journals and news network, AAP Gateway, comes an abstract-only
edition of the print flagship journal Pediatrics.
Beginning with the January 2016 issue, readers can easily find and cite the latest
research in a more manageable print issue with full text links to supporting content
in the online journal of record at http://gateway.aap.org.
The new article format includes Background and Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions,
honing in on the important takeaways from new research. Full text of AAP policies
and guidelines will continue to be published in the print journal.
PREP GI, PREP Cardiology
This year, the AAP Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP) family of self-assessment
programs grows to 12 areas of subspecialty care, as well as general pediatrics.
PREP subscriptions offer up-to-date clinical review from topic experts throughout
the year and are eligible to satisfy American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification
requirements. Special AAP member and subspecialty section rates are available. Learn
more at http://shop.aap.org/prep.
New course: assisting breastfeeding mothers
The AAP PediaLink course Breastfeeding Matters – The Pediatrician’s Role helps identify
barriers to breastfeeding, what to assess in breastfed infants during early follow-up
visits and how to implement protocols for breastfeeding care/services. Learn tips
for supporting breastfeeding, identifying common issues and handling challenging cases.
The course qualifies for AMA PRA Category 1 credit and can be completed in about two
hours. Member price is $24. Visit http://bit.ly/breastfeeding-matters.
Donate a photo
From now until Jan. 23, you can donate a photo of your choice daily to help support
the AAP Friends of Children Fund in delivering safe sleep messaging to the public.
For every photo donated to the Academy using the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson
will donate $1 to the Friends of Children Fund. Donors can give photos daily until
the AAP reaches its goal of $50,000.
Download the app at http://www.donateaphoto.com/en_US/the-app, select the “AAP Cause (help a baby sleep safely),” take or select a photo to add,
and click “donate.”
Positive parenting behavior videos
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a video series from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention that promotes positive parenting. Useful in waiting
rooms, the series includes five video topics that demonstrate real-life parenting
challenges and accompanying “how-to” videos with expert tips and ideas.
Topics include Communicating with Your Child; Creating Structure and Rules; Giving
Directions; Using Discipline and Consequences; and Using Time-Out. Access the videos