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Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children
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The leading text in pediatric nursing, Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children takes a unique, easy-to-understand developmental approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. Childhood diseases and disorders are organized by age groups and body systems, and described through the nursing process framework.This edition includes updates on topics such as the new CPR guidelines, immunizations, and pain assessment and management. Written by pediatric experts, Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, each with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience, this bestseller provides an evidence-based, clinical perspective that shows how the quality of nursing care can impact quality patient outcomes. "A good neonatal and paediatric reference and textbook..." Reviewed by Jo Wilson on behalf of Nursing Times, March 2015 A developmental approach addresses the�differences at each stage of the child's growth and enables you to individualize care at the appropriate level for each child. UNIQUE! Quality Patient Outcomes are discussed for major childhood diseases and disorders, showing how nursing care directly impacts patient outcomes. Nursing Care Plans provide models for planning patient care, with rationales explaining why specific nursing interventions have been chosen, and include nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines. A focus on family-centered care emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter and Family-Centered Care boxes. Critical thinking exercises use case studies to help you test and develop your own analytical skills. Nursing Care Guidelines provide clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures. Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information, and Nursing Alerts provide critical information that must be considered in providing care. An emphasis on wellness includes principles of health promotion and injury prevention for each�age group. Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care. Pathophysiology Reviews explain complicated disease processes with illustrated summary boxes. Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes include timely information on alternative medicine as a part of complete, comprehensive care. Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress, and provide guidance for performing procedures in a caring manner. Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference in critical situations. NEW! NCLEX� exam-style review questions allow you to test your understanding of text content and practice answering application-based NCLEX questions. NEW! Translating Evidence into Practice and Applying Evidence to Practice boxes help you apply research to support, guide, and improve the outcomes of nursing care. UPDATED content includes the new CPR guidelines, pain assessment and management, immunizations, asthma, and updated interventions. NEW! Community and Home Health Considerations boxes focus on wellness information and illness-related topics.
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UNIT I: Children, Their Families and The Nurse 1. Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing 2. Social, Cultural, Religious, and Family Influences on Child Health Promotion 3. Hereditary Influences on Health Promotion of the Child and Family UNIT II: Childhood and Family Assessment 4. Communication, Physical, and Developmental Assessment 5. Pain Assessment and Management 6. Childhood Communicable and Infectious Diseases UNIT III: Family-Centered Care of the Newborn 7. Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family 8. Health Problems of Newborns 9. The High-Risk Newborn and Family UNIT IV: Family-Centered Care of the Infant 10. Health Promotion of the Infant and Family 11. Health Problems of the Infant UNIT V: Family-Centered Care of the Toddler and Preschooler 12. Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family 13. Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family 14. Health Problems of the Toddler and Preschooler UNIT VI: Family-Centered Care of the School-Age Child 15. Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family 16. Health Problems of the School-Age Child UNIT VII: Family-Centered Care of the Adolescent 17. Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family 18. Health Problems of the Adolescent UNIT VIII: Family-Centered Care of the Child with Special Needs 19. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Chronic Illness or Disability 20. Family-Centered End-of-Life Care 21. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Cognitive or Sensory Impairment UNIT IX: The Child who is Hospitalized 22. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization 23. Pediatric Nursing Interventions and Skills UNIT X: Childhood Nutrition and Elimination Problems 24. The Child with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance 25. The Child with Renal Dysfunction 26. The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction UNIT XI: Childhood Oxygenation Problems 27. Overview of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Exchange 28. The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction UNIT XII: Childhood Blood Production and Circulation Problems 29. The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction 30. The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction UNIT XIII: Childhood Regulatory Problems 31. The Child with Cancer 32. The Child with Neurologic Dysfunction 33. The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction UNIT XIV: Childhood Physical Mobility Problems 34. The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction 35. The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction Appendixes A. Growth Measurements B. Translations of FACES Pain Rating Scale C. Spanish-English Translations Answers to Critical Thinking Case Studies

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"The emphasis being on providing innovative and excellent paediatric care, through bringing care philosophies into everyday life and measurable quality outcomes." Reviewed by Jo Wilson on behalf of Nursing Times, March 2015

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