Key Features

  • Reading Level: 9.6
  • Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions reinforce problem-solving skills as the nursing process is applied to pediatric nursing, with NEW critical thinking answer guidelines provided on the companion Evolve website Evolve to help you understand how a care plan is developed and how to evaluate care of a patient.
  • UNIQUE! Free, built-in Study Guide includes scenario-based clinical activities and practice questions for each chapter.
  • Complete, concise coverage of evidence-based pediatric nursing care includes cultural and spiritual influences, complementary and alternative therapies for pain management, and pediatric psychophysiologic responses to bioterrorism and threats of bioterrorism.
  • UNIQUE! Clinical Snapshots describe patient scenarios and include photographs of pediatric assessment and specific disorders, helping you apply critical thinking skills to clinical situations.
  • Did You Know boxes list assessment data to help you recognize possible pediatric disorders.
  • Nursing Brief boxes stress key points and help in prioritizing information.
  • Communication boxes offer tips and techniques for successful nurse-patient-family communication.
  • Health Promotion boxes and content highlight family-centered care, wellness, and illness prevention.
  • Home Care Considerations boxes address home care issues for children with chronic illnesses and congenital disorders as well as community-based care issues including immunization, nutrition, and overall health promotion.
  • UNIQUE! LPN Threads make learning easier, featuring an student-friendly reading level, key terms with phonetic pronunciations and tex

Table of Contents

1. Child Health Evolution

2. The Child with Medical-Surgical Needs

3. Pediatric Procedures

4. Growing Children and Their Families

5. The Newborn

6. The Infant

7. The Toddler

8. The Preschool Child

9. The School-Age Child

10. The Adolescent

11. Respiratory Disorders

12. Cardiac Disorders

13. Neurological Disorders

14. Gastrointestinal Disorders

15. Fluid Balance, Renal, & Reproductive Disorders

16. Integumentary Disorders

17. Musculoskeletal Disorders

18. Communicable Diseases

19. Immune Disorders

20. Emotional and Behavior Disorders

21. Oncology and Hematology

22. End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families

Appendixes

A: Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

B: Standard Precautions

C: Growth Charts

D: The Denver II Test

E: Conversion Charts

F: The Joint Commission's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

G: The Fourth Report on Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

H: Answers to NCLEX Review Questions

Bibliography and Reader References

Illustration Credits

Glossary

Index

Study Guide

Details

No. of pages:
1072
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781437717099
Electronic ISBN:
9781455754922

About the authors

Debra Price

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

Julie Gwin

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Nursing, Tarrant County College, Clinical Staff Nurse, Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX