Carry all of the most essential knowledge on pediatric care in your pocket with the Clinical Companion for Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing! This indispensable guide from the authors of the most trusted pediatric nursing textbook on the market includes need-to-know information for the clinical setting in a quick-reference format. Content on the procedures and diagnostic tests you're most likely to perform, plus brief discussions of over 130 commonly encountered childhood illnesses and disorders, makes this the perfect companion for practice.
The History and Physical Assessment section includes atraumatic methods and age appropriate techniques.
The Pain Assessment and Management section features pain scales and information on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of pain.
Over 130 entries in the Common Childhood Illnesses/Disorders section cover the most clinically relevant information in a handy, quick-reference format.Detailed information on bone marrow aspiration, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, pulmonary function tests, and more in Common Diagnostic Tests and Tools explains the diagnostic tests you're most likely to perform in practice.
The Common Nursing Procedures section includes essential information on procedures you need to know, including medication administration routes and procedures, oxygen therapy, specimen collection, central venous line access and care, and much more.
118. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
119. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
121. Tetralogy of Fallot
122. Tinea Corporis
124. Transposition of the Great Arteries or Transposition of the Great Vessels
125. Tricuspid Atresia
127. Tumors, Brain
128. Urinary Tract Infection
129. Ventricular Septal Defect
130. Vesicoureteral Reflex (VUR)
131. Wilms Tumor
Part Four - Common Diagnostic Tests/Tools
1. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
2. Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
4. Cardiac Catheterization
7. Lumbar Puncture
8. Pulmonary Function Test
Part Five - Common Nursing Care Procedures
1. Medication Administration - PO, IM, SQ, IV
2. Oxygen Therapy
5. Specimen Collection - Urine, Stool, Sputum
6. Endotracheal/Tracheal Suction
7. Peripheral Line Care
8. Central Venous Line Access and Care
1. Vital Sign Charts
2. Growth Charts
3. Weight Conversion
4. Temperature Conversion
5. Drug Calculations
By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Professor
Duke School of Nursing;
Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board
Durham, North Carolina
and David Wilson, MS, RNC-NIC, Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA