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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 2015A 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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Table of Contents

UNIT I: Children, Their Families and The Nurse1. Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing2. Social, Cultural, Religious, and Family Influences on Child Health Promotion 3. Hereditary Influences on Health Promotion of the Child and FamilyUNIT II: Childhood and Family Assessment 4. Communication, Physical, and Developmental Assessment 5. Pain Assessment and Management 6. Childhood Communicable and Infectious DiseasesUNIT III: Family-Centered Care of the Newborn7. Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family8. Health Problems of Newborns9. The High-Risk Newborn and FamilyUNIT IV: Family-Centered Care of the Infant10. Health Promotion of the Infant and Family11. Health Problems of the InfantUNIT V: Family-Centered Care of the Toddler and Preschooler12. Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family13. Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family14. Health Problems of the Toddler and PreschoolerUNIT VI: Family-Centered Care of the School-Age Child15. Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family16. Health Problems of the School-Age ChildUNIT VII: Family-Centered Care of the Adolescent17. Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family18. Health Problems of the AdolescentUNIT VIII: Family-Centered Care of the Child with Special Needs19. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Chronic Illness or Disability20. Family-Centered End-of-Life Care21. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Cognitive or Sensory ImpairmentUNIT IX: The Child who is Hospitalized22. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization23. Pediatric Nursing Interventions and SkillsUNIT X: Childhood Nutrition and Elimination Problems24. The Child with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance25. The Child with Renal Dysfunction26. The Child with Gastrointestinal DysfunctionUNIT XI: Childhood Oxygenation Problems27. Overview of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Exchange28. The Child with Respiratory DysfunctionUNIT XII: Childhood Blood Production and Circulation Problems29. The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction30. The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic DysfunctionUNIT XIII: Childhood Regulatory Problems31. The Child with Cancer32. The Child with Neurologic Dysfunction33. The Child with Endocrine DysfunctionUNIT XIV: Childhood Physical Mobility Problems34. The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction35. The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular DysfunctionAppendixesA. Growth MeasurementsB. Translations of FACES Pain Rating ScaleC. Spanish-English TranslationsAnswers to Critical Thinking Case Studies

Reviews

-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 "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 " "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 "This remains the classic standard in pediatric nursing textbooks. It is a highly regarded book." "-Anne Turner-Henson, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Alabama at Birmingham "Doody Score: 5 Stars

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