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End the confusion: the answers to all your pediatric nursing questions are here—in the brand-new edition of Pediatric Nursing, 5th edition. This indispensable Lippincott Review Series text will fill you in, whether you are preparing for certification as a pediatric nurse, need backup support for your pediatric nursing class, or seek on-the-spot clinical answers. Covering everything you need to know in practical, easy-to-follow terms, this pediatric nursing review also offers more than 200 study questions with answers and explanations, to get you NCLEX or certification-ready and real-world confident.
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· NEW: Chapter on psychiatric disorders · NEW: BP charts; growth charts, pediatric procedures · NEW content on: o Genetics, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA o Physical, psychosocial, psychosexual, and cognitive development o Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability o Child and adolescent mental health dysfunction o Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and imbalance o Infectious process and immunizations o Dysfunctions of the immune, respiratory, cardiovascular, GI, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, neurologic, endocrine, and hematologic systems o Cancer in children · Quick-glance clinical guide – Gives you on-the-spot answers for pediatric nursing questions · Easy-use study guide – Gives you a stronger grip on your pediatric nursing course · NCLEX practice questions, with answers and explanations, get you exam-ready: o More than 200 end-of-chapter study questions o Comprehensive end-of-book test · Complete guide to child and adolescent developmental stages and how they affect nursing procedures · Outline format offers easy-to-remember, quick-read content · Essential for: Students in pediatric nursing courses; new nursing grads; NCLEX exam-takers; pediatric certification exam-takers
Dr. Mary Muscari PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC is a specialist in child health, mental health, and forensics. She has over forty years of experience working with children and teenagers. She has over 150 written and co-authored publications to her name including pediatric nursing review guides, child and adolescent forensic titles, and several parenting books. She is currently a Professor of Nursing as well as the Director of Forensic Health at the University of Scranton.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS 1 Pediatric nursing overview 2 Infant growth and development (Birth to 1 year of age) 3 Toddler growth and development (1 to 3 years of age) 4 Preschool growth and development (3 to 6 years of age) 5 School-age growth and development (6 to 12 years of age) 6 Adolescent growth and development (12 to 18 years of age) 7 Common psychosocial problems 8_____Mental Health & Cognitive Dysfunction 9 Fluid and electrolyte balance and imbalance 10 Immune system disorders 11 Infectious diseases and Immunizations 12 Respiratory dysfunction 13 Cardiovascular dysfunction 14 Gastrointestinal dysfunction 15 Genitourinary dysfunction 16 Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction 17 Neurologic dysfunction 18 Endocrine dysfunction 19 Hematologic dysfunction 20 Cancer Appendix A: Blood Pressure Levels Appendix B: Growth Charts Appendix C: Normal Laboratory Study Values Appendix D: Nursing Considerations for Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies Bibliography Index