When it comes to caring for children, no other resource better prepares you for practice than Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. Authored by Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, two of the most well-known and respected names in the field, Wong's features the most readable, up-to-date, and accurate content available. An abundance of full-color illustrations helps you visualize key concepts, and highlighted boxes and tables offer quick access to vital facts and information. Plus, when you buy this book, you get unlimited access to hands-on study tools that help you learn pediatric nursing essentials with ease!
clearly identifies key issues at each stage of a child's growth to help you provide appropriate, individualized care for each child.
UNIQUE! Family focus includes a separate chapter on the role of the family in child health, family content throughout the text, and Family-Centered Care boxes that highlight information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care.
An emphasis on wellness offers health promotion and injury prevention strategies for each age group.
UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice boxes demonstrate how research is applied to nursing care in the clinical setting.
Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse.
New to this Edition
NEW! Safety Alerts
call your attention to important patient safety considerations and support the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care.
NEW! Quality Patient Outcomes content in Nursing Care Management discussions for major diseases and disorders helps you understand how the care you provide impacts patient safety and promotes positive outcomes.
UNIQUE! Critical thinking case studies allow you to test and develop your analytical skills in a variety of clinical situations.
NEW! Drug Alerts throughout the text emphasize important drug information and point out potential issues.
NEW! Pathophysiology Reviews highlight and clarify complex pathophysiology information.
Completely updated content focuses on timely, practical topics, including methods for measuring competency and outcomes, the nurse's role in injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, late preterm infants, and childhood obesity.
Expanded and updated coverage of genetics
addresses the latest advances in the field as it relates to children in health and illness.
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 and Genetic Influences on Child Health Promotion
Unit Two: Assessment of the Child and Family
Communication, History, and Physical Assessment of the Child
Pain Assessment and Management in Children
Unit Three: The Newborn
Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family
Health Problems of Newborns
Unit Four: Infancy
Health Promotion of the Infant and Family
Health Problems of Infants
Unit Five: Early Childhood
Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family
Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family
Health Problems of Toddlers and Preschoolers
Unit Six: 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 Seven: The Child and Family with Special Needs
Quality of Life for Children Living with Chronic or Complex Diseases
Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family
Family-Centered Home Care
Unit Eight: Impact of Hospitalization on the Child and Family
Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization
Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
Unit Nine: The Child with Problems Related to the Transfer of Oxygen and Nutrients
The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction
The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Unit Ten: 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 Eleven: 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 Twelve: The Child with a Problem that Interferes with Physical Mobility
The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
A. Growth Measurements
B. Common Laboratory Tests
C. Translations of Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale
D. Spanish-English Translations
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, Faculty, Langston University School of Nursing; Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA
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Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing continues to be a core text book that every children's nursing student should have at their finger tips to compliment lecture notes and to assist them to integrate theory and practice. Each chapter has 'nursing alerts' and critical thinking exercises... It holds relevance for all children's nurses and the usefulness of Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing continues long after completion of a programme in children's nursing as a reference guide." Nurse Education in Practice, April 2009