Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches: A comprehensive guide for Nurse Practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents
So it has been 2 years since I published my book, seems like forever ago! I am glad I was able to do it. I do think in hindsight, that my timing could have been better- though who could have predicted the pandemic!
I benefited from having extra time to complete the book during lock down, that’s for sure. But was really unable to promote it in the ways I had hoped, because the usual ways one would do that were not available. Some of them are still not available. I also found that my natural audience- pediatric providers, MDs NPs, PAs- were just hard to reach. I had hoped that by working through organizations for these groups that could happen. But access for promotion, even through social media, was met with many roadblocks. I still tried and am happy with the results.
I celebrate the publication and know that the information is still very relevant to our population. As always it is my hope that our kids and teens will have providers who are better prepared and informed to give good headache care.
Here is the original post, introducing the book:
I started my blog as a way to communicate to pediatric providers about the care of pediatric patients with all kinds of headaches. Over time, I decided to turn it into a book. I felt that the information was really important for providers and wanted to reach as many as possible in a clear, concise, and approachable style. I put myself in the position of a busy pediatric provider (MD, NP, PA) and wrote this book for them. While there is valuable information available in the academic journals, it is usually dense, difficult to read, and boring (at least for me, sorry….).
My goal was to do the opposite: to create a reference that was easy and interesting to read, with practical suggestions and resources.
I am excited about this book and think I hit the mark! I hope you will consider checking it out. See the page on this blog “MY BOOK” for more information.
Here’s the press release: This is a comprehensive and practical resource guide for all pediatric primary care providers, including nurse practitioners, pediatricians, physician assistants, and nurses, to help them better manage children and adolescents with all types of headaches. Headache is in the top 5 diagnoses for children and teens, occurring in 75% of teens and 25% of younger children and a common complaint seen in pediatric offices. Headaches can be challenging to manage and can have a huge impact on the lives of pediatric patients and their families.
This book reviews: primary pediatric headache diagnoses; available treatment options in primary care and in dedicated headache programs; appropriate medication strategies; the role of psychology in headache management; comorbid conditions; and the promotion the headache-healthy lifestyle. Also included are multiple worksheets for patient and family education, which can be reproduced and used as written or adapted for patient’s needs. This guide will assist the provider to manage their pediatric patients with headache more effectively with improved outcomes and provide support to all in dealing with this challenging clinical problem.
Books are available at these locations:
via author Victoria E. Karian, RN, MSN, CPNP
From Amazon: click on this image below: I may be eligible for earnings through this link.