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FYI: Preparing for flu, new Pediatrics print format, and more :

December 28, 2015

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.

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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 of media.

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 For more information, contact Deandra Galarde, in the AAP Department of Public Affairs, at 800-433-9016, ext. 7877, or email


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 and students.

New chapters include Neonatal Jaundice, Follow-up Care of the Graduate From Neonatal Intensive Care, Alopecia and Hair Shaft Anomalies, and Anxiety.

Subscribe to PCO at Learn about free-trial PCO subscriptions for residents and pediatricians at


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

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

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


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, 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 at

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