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Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 9th Edition
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Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 9th Edition

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The most trusted authority in pediatric nursing, this textbook 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, all from an evidence-based, clinical perspective. Easy to read and extensively illustrated, this edition emphasizes the QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) focus 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.

    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

    Appendixes

    A. Developmental/Sensory Assessment

    B. Growth Measurements

    C. Common Laboratory Tests

    D. Translations of FACES Pain Rating Scale

    E. Spanish-English Translations

    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, Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA

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