Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing


  • Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Professor Duke School of Nursing; Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board Duke University Durham, North Carolina
  • David Wilson, MS, RNC-NIC, Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA

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!

Paperback, 1224 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08343-0

  • Unit One: Children, Their Families, and the Nurse

  • Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing
  • 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
  • Appendixes

    A. Growth Measurements

    B. Common Laboratory Tests

    C. Translations of Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

    D. Spanish-English Translations


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