The most recent volume (June 2021) of Pediatric Pain Letter (www.childpain.org/ppl) contains a review of my book, Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches. The review was done by Angelina Koehler, CPNP, a pediatric headache provider at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver. Ms Koehler reviews the book thoroughly, covering the main areas of information presented. This is very exciting for me, as it provides yet another way to help get my book out there in front of an audience. This has been a hard year to publish and promote a book, so all attention is welcome.
She writes: “Victoria Karian, RN, MSN, CPNP has successfully created a comprehensive guide to managing one of the most common neurological disorders seen in pediatric neurology. This is no small task as pediatric headache disorders are often under-recognized and poorly treated. Lack of knowledge among healthcare providers is the principal clinical barrier. Many people with headache disorders are not diagnosed and treated: worldwide only 40% of those with migraine or tension type headache are professionally diagnosed, as are only 10% of those with medication overuse headache. Appropriate treatment of headache disorders requires training of healthcare professionals with regards to accurate diagnosis, recognition of the conditions, use of evidence-based medications, simple lifestyle modifications, and patient education.”
She reviews the various book sections, highlighting my organized and pragmatic approach to pediatric headache management. I am especially pleased about the mention of the Appendix full of patient/family handouts, to provide clear and easy to use resources for families.
In conclusion she writes: “In writing Getting ahead of pediatric headaches: a comprehensive guide for nurse practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents, Ms. Karian has provided a wealth of practical information for pediatric providers to better assess, correctly diagnosis and treat headaches. This book will help to contribute to the growing body of work to better recognize and treat pediatric headache.”
I am so appreciative of the time Ms Koehler took to review my book. I am hoping in the coming there will be more opportunities to promote the book, so that more pediatric providers have access to accurate information about managing pediatric headaches.
Here is the citation: Koehler A. A practical approach to pediatric headache management. Book review: Getting ahead of pediatric headaches: a comprehensive guide for nurse practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents. Pediatric Pain Letter 2021;23(2):43-44. ppl.childpain.org