Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-30
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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The #1 pediatric nursing textbook on the market, this book is known for its accuracy, current research, and highly readable writing style. It provides a foundation in child development and health promotion, and covers specific health problems - organized by age groups and body systems, so you can individualize care at the appropriate level for each child. A streamlined approach, superior illustrations, and a full-color design make it easy to find and understand key nursing information. A family focus emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness. A "wellness" emphasis includes age-specific information on health promotion and injury prevention relevant to specific age groups, and discusses play, safety, language, self-esteem, nutrition, dental health, sleep, exercise, and sexuality. Detailed presentations of pathophysiology in disorder sections provide a clear understanding of the impact of disease on normal physiologic functions. Critical thinking exercises help you apply your knowledge and clinical judgments to specific situations. Nursing Care Guidelines boxes provide clear, step-by-step instructions for performing specific skills or procedures. Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care. Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse. Ethical case studies reflect complex patient care situations and illustrate proper consideration in care delivery. Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues and provide additional resources on caring for children outside the clinical setting. Emergency Treatment boxes provide quick reference in critical situations. Nursing Alerts provide critical information and Nursing Tips provide helpful hints. Cultural Awareness boxes highlight ways in which variations in beliefs and practices affect child care. Chapter Outlines and Learning Objectives guide your approach to learning. Key Points help you review and learn important concepts. Up-to-date references highlight research and focus your review of important content. Spanish-English translations in the appendix feature words and phrases commonly used in nurse-parent interactions. Related Topics and Additional Resources in each chapter refer you to related information inside the book and in ancillary materials. Free companion CD features NCLEX exam-style review questions, animations, critical thinking questions, case studies, modifiable nursing care plans, pediatric assessment video clips, illustrated pediatric skills, anatomy reviews, and more. New Pain Assessment and Management in Children chapter consolidates coverage of this subject for easy reference. Nursing care plans provide a model for planning patient care, including nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and newly included NIC and NOC classifications. Family-Centered Care boxes help you prepare families to cope with their child's care in special situations, providing information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care. Nursing process boxes provide streamlined, accessible information on major diseases and conditions.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 - Children, Their Families and the Nurse
Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing
Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family
Family Influences on Child Health Promotion
Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion
Unit 2 - Assessment of the Child and Family
Communication and Physical and Developmental Assessment of the Child
Pain Assessment and Management in Children NEW!
Unit 3 - The Newborn
Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family
Health Problems of Newborns
Unit 4 - Infancy
Health Promotion of the Infant and Family
Health Problems of Infants
Unit 5 - Early Childhood
Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family
Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family
Health Problems of Toddlers and Preschoolers
Unit 6 - Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family
Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family
Health Problems of School-Age Children and Adolescents
Unit 7 - The Child and Family with Special Needs
Chronic Illness, Disability, or End-of-Life Care for the Child and Family
Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family
Family-Centered Home Care
Unit 8 - Impact of Hospitalization on the Child and Family
Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization
Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
Unit 9 - The Child with Problems Related to the Transfer of Oxygen and Nutrients
The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction
The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Unit 10 - The Child with Problems Related to the Production and Circulation of Blood
The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction
The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction
Unit 11 - The Child With a Disturbance of Regulatory Mechanisms
The Child with Genitourinary Dysfunction
The Child with Cerebral Dysfunction
The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction
The Child with Integumentary Dysfunction
Unit 12 - The Child with a Problem that Interferes with Physical Mobility
The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
Family Assessment
Patterns of Inheritance
Developmental/Sensory Assessment
Growth Measurements
Common Laboratory Tests
Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and Adequate Intake (AI)
NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses
Translations of Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale
Spanish-English Translations
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