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Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference

Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference

by Cecily Lynn Betz, Linda A. Sowden

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Provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families, no matter what their condition. This one-of-a-kind resource equips you with detailed information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries. Its compact, A-to-Z


Provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families, no matter what their condition. This one-of-a-kind resource equips you with detailed information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries. Its compact, A-to-Z format is designed for ease of use in busy settings - perfect for quick reference when working with patients!

  • Portable size and straightforward, alphabetical organization are designed for quick, convenient, on-the-spot reference.
  • Consistent format throughout lets you easily locate necessary information, including pathophysiology, incidence, clinical manifestations, complications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, medical or surgical management, nursing assessment, diagnoses, and interventions, discharge planning and home care instructions, client outcomes, and references.
  • The book is divided into three main parts covering 87 medical and surgical conditions, 12 topics related to diagnosis and procedures, and 16 helpful appendices.
  • New chapters address autism spectrum disorders, chronic lung disease of infancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, overweight and childhood obesity, and Turner Syndrome.
  • New appendices offer helpful information on mental health, non-accidental trauma, and palliative care.
  • Updated charts and references in the appendices - specifically growth charts and immunization information - reflect current practice.
  • Expanded content is provided on community resources.

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5 Stars! from Doody
Kathy Schaaf
This is a quick and concise handbook for pediatric nurse practitioners. The editors have added new chapters on substance abuse and bone marrow transplant action to enhance the previous edition published in 1996. The purpose is provide an easy to access, complete reference guide for pediatric nurses. The book is small and easy to carry or store. This reference is written both for the nursing student and experienced pediatric nurse. The editors are well known in the pediatric healthcare community through publications and presentations. The most common pediatric ailments are covered, as well as diagnostic tests and procedures. The alphabetical ordering of the pediatric conditions makes this reference book easy to use. The nursing assessments in the appendixes are excellent guides for the pediatric assessment. The chapters are set up to include pathophysiology, incidence, clinical manifestations, complications, diagnostic tests, and medical management as well as assessment, diagnosis, and interventions. Discharge planning and home care are also included. This format provides a comprehensive review for the new pediatric nurse. The bullet points and lists make for a quick reference for the experienced pediatric nurse to hit the highlights. I believe this is a valuable reference for any pediatric nurse. There are no other pediatric reference books that are this concise and easy to use. The 88 pediatric conditions and ten diagnostic tests and procedures make this edition useful for any pediatric unit reference library.
RobinB. Ohlinger
This is an excellent resource book for medicalpersonnel in pediatrics. This third edition contains two sections, onewith information about pediatric medical and surgical problems, theother with diagnostic tests and procedures. The previous editions werepublished in 1989 and 1992. The purpose is to provide pediatricnurses with a resource to provide high-quality care to children andassociated care to their families. The book is relevant, pertinent,and informative for pediatric nurses. The objectives are met to anextensive degree. The book is for pediatric nurses and studentnurses. It will be useful for medical students as well as anyhealthcare professional in pediatrics. The authors are credible intheir areas. The references are current and pertinent. Theappendixes in the book expand the information presented in thechapters. The compactness of the book allows it to be used as aresource and allows it to be easily accessible. The book is veryuseful for nurses and student nurses in pediatrics. The third editionprovides the most current and up-to-date information needed to provideholistic care to pediatric patients and their families.
A nursing reference organized in a dictionary format comprehensively covering the major pediatric disorders, surgical procedures, and diagnostic tests. Each entry includes information on pathophysiology, incidence, clinical manifestation, complication, laboratory and diagnostic tests, management, assessment, interventions, and home care instructions. The appendices feature reference material and tables on growth and development, immunizations, laboratory values, psychosocial interventions, and height and weight growth curves. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Lisa C Corso, BSN (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book covers a variety of common pediatric diseases and disorders in a quick, easy-to-read format. Appendixes include laboratory values, growth and development information, pain, and palliative care. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The authors describe this as a comprehensive resource for the delivery of high quality care to children and their families. With the variety of pediatric health conditions, it is impossible to remember them all. This book meets the objective as a comprehensive resource and the variety of conditions covered should fulfill most needs.
Audience: The authors suggest this book for pediatric nurses and nursing students. It would be useful for any nurse or nursing student working in a generalized pediatric area or clinic, but less useful in a specialized pediatric area. C. L. Betz is director of nursing training and research at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. L. A. Sowden is Florida regional director of Pediatric Extended Care centers.
Features: The main part of the book covers common disorders, diseases and surgical conditions. Part 2 describes nursing care during tests and procedures. Diseases are listed alphabetically, so they are easy to locate, and each has additional references. In addition to nursing interventions, each section contains manifestations, appropriate diagnostic tests, and discharge planning. The nursing assessment and growth and development sections are comprehensive, and will serve as a good reference for those requiring a refresher on these basic skills. The appendixes cover laboratory normals and pediatric pain in depth and are a good resource.
Assessment: The list of diseases and information is complete enough for this to be a useful tool. The book is organized slightly differently from the previous edition, and the approach appears to be more conceptual. There are seven new chapters (including autism, spectrum disorders, and type 2 diabetes), and a new appendix on pediatric palliative care. If you need to have information on these conditions at your fingertips, it is worth it to replace the last edition. This book is superior to Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Pocket Guide: Pediatric Nursing (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), covering more conditions/diseases and providing more in-depth information.

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