The following are published in the July Pediatrics:

Death of a Child in the Emergency Department

— An AAP policy statement and technical report from the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Abuse

— An AAP clinical report from the Committee on Substance Abuse

Screening for Nonviral Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults

— An AAP policy statement from the Committee on Adolescence and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Policy statements:

  • Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice

  • Standards for Pediatric Cancer Centers

  • Updated Guidance for Palivizumab Prophylaxis Among Infants and Young Children at Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (plus technical report)

  • Updated Recommendations on the Use of Meningococcal Vaccines


  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Role, Preparation and Scope of Practice