The following are published in the August Pediatrics:

Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice

— An AAP policy statement from the Council on Early Childhood

Standards for Pediatric Cancer Centers

— An AAP policy statement from the Section on Hematology/Oncology

Updated Guidance for Palivizumab Prophylaxis Among Infants and Young Children at Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

— An AAP policy statement and technical report from the Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Bronchiolitis Guidelines Committee

Updated Recommendations on the Use of Meningococcal Vaccines

— An AAP policy statement from the Committee on Infectious Diseases

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

— An AAP statement of endorsement

Policy statements:

  • Equipment for Ground Ambulances

  • The Pediatrician’s Role in the Evaluation and Preparation of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Anesthesia

  • School Start Times for Adolescents

Clinical reports

  • Comprehensive Evaluation of the Child With Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delays

  • Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting

Technical report:

  • Insufficient Sleep in Adolescents and Young Adults: An Update on Causes and Consequences