Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children / Edition 9

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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 clear, straightforward writing style makes content easy to understand.
  • Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply both research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care.
  • Unique Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress.
  • Unique Critical Thinking exercises help you test and develop your own analytical skills.
  • A unique focus on family content emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter, discussions throughout the text, and family-centered care boxes.
  • Nursing Care Guidelines provide clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures.
  • Unique Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference for critical situations.
  • Unique Cultural Awareness boxes highlight ways in which variations in beliefs and practices affect nursing care for children.
  • A developmental approach identifies each stage of a child's growth.
  • Health promotion chapters emphasize principles of wellness and injury prevention for each age group.
  • Student-friendly features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, key points, references, and related topics and electronic resources to help you study and review important content.
  • A community focus helps you care for children outside the clinical setting.
  • Nursing Care Plans include models for planning patient care, with nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines.
  • Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information, and Nursing Alerts provide critical information that must be considered in providing care.

  • Unique! Quality patient outcomes are highlighted for major diseases and disorders, reflecting the QSEN focus on patient-centered outcomes.
  • Pathophysiology reviews include special illustrations to explain complicated disease processes.
  • Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes include timely information on alternative medicine as a part of complete, comprehensive care.
  • Research Focus boxes include the latest research impacting pediatric nursing today.
  • Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care.
  • Updates include coverage of hot topics such as the late preterm infant, immunizations, the H1N1 virus, and childhood obesity.
  • Unique! Family-Centered Care boxes include features on family-related topics.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: C. Angela Masters, BSN (University of New Mexico Children's Hospital)
Description: This comprehensive book identifies all major concepts involved in the care of children and their families.
Purpose: This book differs from previous editions in that the family centered care philosophy is the center concept. In addition, traumatic care and continuity of care is addressed based on the development of a therapeutic relationship between nurse, child, and family.
Audience: Practicing nurses are the intended audience, although nursing students will also use this book.
Features: This is a comprehensive overview of care for children and their families. It includes health promotion strategies for every age level, which is important because many children are not hospitalized and receive care in the community.
Assessment: Due to changing technology in healthcare, new editions of textbooks are necessary to reflect up-to-date practice and concerns. This is a well written book, although rather large (almost 2,000 pages), which gives me some concerns about repetition. The book is appropriate for nursing students through practicing nurses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323069120
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1888
  • Sales rank: 82,621
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT I: Children, Their Families and the Nurse

1. Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing

2. Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion

3. Family Influences on Child Health Promotion

4. Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family

5. Hereditary Influences on Health Promotion of the Child and Family

UNIT II: Assessment of the Child and Family

6. Communication, Physical and Developmental Assessment of the Child

7. Pain Assessment and Management in Children

UNIT III: Family-Centered Care of the Newborn

8. Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family

9. Health Problems of Newborns

10. The High-Risk Newborn and Family

11. Conditions Caused by Defects in Physical Development

UNIT IV: Family-Centered Care of the Infant

12. Health Promotion of the Infant and Family

13. Health Problems During Infancy

UNIT V: Family-Centered Care of the Young Child

14. Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family

15. Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family

16. Health Problems of Early Childhood

UNIT VI: Family-Centered Care of the School-Age Child

17. Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family

18. Health Problems of Middle Childhood

UNIT VII: Family-Centered Care of the Adolescent

19. Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family

20. Physical Health Problems of Adolescence

21. Behavioral Health Problems of Adolescence

UNIT VIII: Family-Centered Care of the Child with Special Needs

22. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Chronic Illness or Disability

23. Family-Centered End-of-Life Care

24. The Child with Cognitive or Sensory Impairment

25. Family-Centered Home Care

UNIT IX: The Child Who is Hospitalized

26. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization

27. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions

UNIT X: The Child with Disturbance of Fluid and Electrolytes

28. Balance and Imbalance of Body Fluids

29. Conditions that Produce Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance

30. The Child with Renal Dysfunction

UNIT XI: The Child with Problems Related to the Transfer of Oxygen and Nutrients

31. The Child with Disturbance of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Exchange

32. The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction

33. The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

UNIT XII: The Child with Problems Related to Production and Circulation of Blood

34. The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction

35. The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction

UNIT XIII: The Child with Disturbance of Regulatory Mechanisms

36. The Child with Cancer

37. The Child with Cerebral Dysfunction

38. The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction

UNIT XIV: The Child with a Problem that Interferes with Physical Mobility

39. The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction

40. The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction


A. Developmental/Sensory Assessment

B. Growth Measurements

C. Common Laboratory Tests

D. Translations of FACES Pain Rating Scale

E. Spanish-English Translations

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