The #1 pediatric nursing textbook on the market, this book is known for its accuracy, current research, and highly readable writing style. It provides a foundation in child development and health promotion, and covers specific health problems — organized by age groups and body systems, so you can individualize care at the appropriate level for each child. A streamlined approach, superior illustrations, and a full-color design make it easy to find and understand key nursing information.
- Developmental approach clearly identifies key issues at each stage of a child’s growth to help you provide appropriate, individualized care for each child.
- UNIQUE! Family focus includes a separate chapter on the role of the family in child health, family content throughout the text, and Family-Centered Care boxes that highlight information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care.
- An emphasis on wellness offers health promotion and injury prevention strategies for each age group.
- UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice boxes demonstrate how research is applied to nursing care in the clinical setting.
- UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse.
New To This Edition:
- NEW! Safety Alerts call your attention to important patient safety considerations and support the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care.
- NEW! Quality Patient Outcomes content in Nursing Care Management discussions for major diseases and disorders helps you understand how the care you provide impacts patient safety and promotes positive outcomes.
- UNIQUE! Critical thinking case studies allow you to test and develop your analytical skills in a variety of clinical situations.
- NEW! Drug Alerts throughout the text emphasize important drug information and point out potential issues.
- NEW! Pathophysiology Reviews highlight and clarify complex pathophysiology information.
- Completely updated content focuses on timely, practical topics, including methods for measuring competency and outcomes, the nurse’s role in injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, late preterm infants, and childhood obesity.
- Expanded and updated coverage of genetics addresses the latest advances in the field as it relates to children in health and illness.
Table of Contents:
Unit One: Children, Their Families, and the Nurse
1. Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing
2. Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family
3. Family Influences on Child Health Promotion
4. Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
5. Developmental and Genetic Influences on Child Health Promotion
Unit Two: Assessment of the Child and Family
6. Communication, History, and Physical Assessment of the Child
7. Pain Assessment and Management in Children
Unit Three: The Newborn
8. Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family
9. Health Problems of Newborns
Unit Four: Infancy
10. Health Promotion of the Infant and Family
11. Health Problems of Infants
Unit Five: Early Childhood
12. Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family
13. Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family
14. Health Problems of Toddlers and Preschoolers
Unit Six: Middle Childhood and Adolescence
15. Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family
16. Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family
17. Health Problems of School-Age Children and Adolescents
Unit Seven: The Child and Family with Special Needs
18. Quality of Life for Children Living with Chronic or Complex Diseases
19. Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family
20. Family-Centered Home Care
Unit Eight: Impact of Hospitalization on the Child and Family
21. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization
22. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
Unit Nine: The Child with Problems Related to the Transfer of Oxygen and Nutrients
23. The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction
24. The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Unit Ten: The Child with Problems Related to the Production and Circulation of Blood
25. The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction
26. The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction
Unit Eleven: The Child With a Disturbance of Regulatory Mechanisms
27. The Child with Genitourinary Dysfunction
28. The Child with Cerebral Dysfunction
29. The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction
30. The Child with Integumentary Dysfunction
Unit Twelve: The Child with a Problem that Interferes with Physical Mobility
31. The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
32. The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
A. Growth Measurements
B. Common Laboratory Tests
C. Translations of Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale
D. Spanish-English Translations
By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Professor Duke School of Nursing; Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board Duke University Durham, North Carolina and David Wilson, MS, RNC-NIC, Faculty, Langston University School of Nursing; Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA