Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323077811, 9780323294164

Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing

8th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323077811
eBook ISBN: 9780323294164
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 18th August 2011
Page Count: 360


Portable and convenient, Wong's Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is your "go-to" clinical guide for the care of children and their families, whether in the hospital, clinic, community setting, or home. It includes assessment tools that may be used in practice, nursing care plans for specific disorders, and new information on pediatric pain assessment and management. Evidence-based guidelines are updated and also include patient teaching instructions, so you'll find all information on a specific procedure in one location. Written by leading pediatric experts David Wilson and Marilyn Hockenberry, this reference includes a companion Evolve website with nursing care plans that may be customized and printed for use with individual patients.

Key Features

  • Complete, concise assessment data on general health, specific problems, nutrition, sleep, and growth and development is easy to access in the clinical setting.
  • UNIQUE! Evidence-based interventions include guidelines for treating pediatric patients and providing information to their families and caregivers, with new interventions added on phototherapy and asthma inhalers.
  • UNIQUE! Safety Alerts highlight safety information throughout the book.
  • UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, and stress.
  • Nursing Care Plans include guidelines and examples for developing care plans for patients, and a companion Evolve website allows you to modify, customize, and print these care plans.
  • UNIQUE! A community focus includes guidelines to interventions, patient teaching, and home care, along with Community Focus boxes throughout book.
  • Tables and charts for health promotion summarize nutrition, immunizations, safety and injury prevention, and parental guidance.
  • Common laboratory test data is provided at your fingertips.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Assessment

Health History

Cultural Assessment

Physical Assessment

Nursing Assessment of Specific Health Problems

Family Assessment

Nutritional Assessment

Sleep Assessment

Growth Measurements

Assessment of Development

Assessment of Language and Speech

Assessment of Vision

Assessment of Hearing

Growth and Development

Unit 2: Health Promotion



Safety and Injury Prevention

Parental Guidance


Unit 3: Pain Assessment and Management

Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Children's Response to Pain

Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Pain Management

Analgesic Drug Administration

Side Effects of Opioids

Sedation for Painful Procedures

Unit 4: Evidence-Based Pediatric Nursing Interventions

Preparing Children for Procedures Based on Developmental Characteristics

Preparing the Family

Skin Care and General Hygiene

Procedures Related to Maintaining Safety

Positioning for Procedures

Collection of Specimens

Procedures Related to Administration of Medications

End-Of-Life Care Interventions

Procedures Related to Fluid Balance, Blood Administration, or Nutrition Support

Ostomy Care Procedures

Procedures Related to Maintaining Cardiorespiratory Function

Procedures Related to Maintaining Neurologic Function

Unit 5: Nursing Care Plans

The Process of Nursing Infants and Children

Nursing Care of Common Problems of Ill and Hospitalized Children

Nursing Care of the Newborn

Nursing Care of the Child with Respiratory Dysfunction

Nursing Care of the Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction

Nursing Care of the Child with H


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