The most trusted authority in pediatric nursing, Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children provides unmatched, comprehensive coverage of pediatric growth, development, and conditions. Its unique 'age and stage' approach covers child development and health promotion as well as specific health problems organized by age groups and body systems. Leading pediatric experts Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson provide an evidence-based, clinical perspective based on nearly 30 years of hands-on experience. Easy to read and extensively illustrated, this edition focuses on patient-centered outcomes and includes updates on topics such as the late preterm infant, immunizations, the H1N1 virus, and childhood obesity.
"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 (R) 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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