Provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families, no matter what their condition. This one-of-a-kind resource equips you with detailed information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries. Its compact, A-to-Z format is designed for ease of use in busy settings - perfect for quick reference when working with patients!
Portable size and straightforward, alphabetical organization are designed for quick, convenient, on-the-spot reference.
Consistent format throughout lets you easily locate necessary information, including pathophysiology, incidence, clinical manifestations, complications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, medical or surgical management, nursing assessment, diagnoses, and interventions, discharge planning and home care instructions, client outcomes, and references.
The book is divided into three main parts covering 87 medical and surgical conditions, 12 topics related to diagnosis and procedures, and 16 helpful appendices.
New to this Edition
New chapters address autism spectrum disorders, chronic lung disease of infancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, overweight and childhood obesity, and Turner Syndrome.
New appendices offer helpful information on mental health, non-accidental trauma, and palliative care.
Updated charts and references in the appendices - specifically growth charts and immunization information - reflect current practice.
Expanded content is provided on community resources.
69. Respiratory Tract Infections (RSV, Bronchiolitis, Pertussis and Croup)
70. Rheumatic Fever: Acute
72. Seizure Disorders
73. Short Bowel Syndrome
74. Sickle Cell Disease
75. Spina Bifida
76. Substance Abuse Related Disorders
77. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
79. Systemic Bacterial Infections
80. Tetralogy of Fallot
81. Transplantation: Hematopoietic Stem Cell
82. Transplantation: Organ
83. Traumatic Brain Injury
84. Turner Syndrome
85. Urinary Tract Infections
86. Ventricular Septal Defect and Repair
87. Wilms Tumor
Part Two: Pediatric Diagnostic Procedures and Outpatient Surgeries
General Nursing Action
88. Cardiac Catheterization
89. Computed Tomography
92. Hernia Repair
93. Intraveneous Pyleogram (Excretory Urography)
94. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
95. Myringotomy with/without PE Tubes
96. Peritoneal Dialysis
97. Ph Probe Monitoring
98. Polysomnogram Sleep Studies
99. Tonsillectomy with/without Adenoidectomy (T & A)
A - Nursing Assessment
B - Mental Health Assessment
C - Growth and Development
D - Immunizations
E - Standardized Method for Taking B/P in Children
F - Laboratory Values
G - West Nomogram
H - Height/Weight Growth Curves
I - Psychosocial Interventions
J - Home Care
K - Community Services
L - Breast Feeding
M - Pediatric Palliative Care
N - Non-Accidental Trauma
O - Pain in Children
P - Health Care Quality and Outcome Guidelines
By Cecily Lynn Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Nursing Training and Research, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Los Angeles, CA, USA; and Linda A. Sowden, MN, RN, Regional Director-Florida, Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers, PSA Healthcare, West Palm Beach, FL, USA