Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 10th Edition

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Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 10th Edition


The leading text in pediatric nursing, Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children takes a unique, easy-to-understand developmental approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. Childhood diseases and disorders are organized by age groups and body systems, and described through the nursing process framework.This edition includes updates on topics such as the new CPR guidelines, immunizations, and pain assessment and management. Written by pediatric experts, Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, each with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience, this bestseller provides an evidence-based, clinical perspective that shows how the quality of nursing care can impact quality patient outcomes.

"A good neonatal and paediatric reference and textbook..." Reviewed by Jo Wilson on behalf of Nursing Times, March 2015

    • A developmental approach addresses the differences at each stage of the child's growth and enables you to individualize care at the appropriate level for each child.
    • UNIQUE! Quality Patient Outcomes are discussed for major childhood diseases and disorders, showing how nursing care directly impacts patient outcomes.
    • Nursing Care Plans provide models for planning patient care, with rationales explaining why specific nursing interventions have been chosen, and include nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines.
    • A focus on family-centered care emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter and Family-Centered Care boxes.
    • Critical thinking exercises use case studies to help you test and develop your own analytical skills.
    • Nursing Care Guidelines provide clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures.
    • Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information, and Nursing Alerts provide critical information that must be considered in providing care.
    • An emphasis on wellness includes principles of health promotion and injury prevention for each age group.
    • Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care.
    • Pathophysiology Reviews explain complicated disease processes with illustrated summary boxes.
    • Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes include timely information on alternative medicine as a part of complete, comprehensive care.
    • Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress, and provide guidance for performing procedures in a caring manner.
    • Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference in critical situations.
      • NEW! NCLEX® exam-style review questions allow you to test your understanding of text content and practice answering application-based NCLEX questions.
      • NEW! Translating Evidence into Practice and Applying Evidence to Practice boxes help you apply research to support, guide, and improve the outcomes of nursing care.
      • UPDATED content includes the new CPR guidelines, pain assessment and management, immunizations, asthma, and updated interventions.
      • NEW! Community and Home Health Considerations boxes focus on wellness information and illness-related topics.
      UNIT I: Children, Their Families and The Nurse
      1. Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing
      2. Social, Cultural, Religious, and Family Influences on Child Health Promotion
      3. Hereditary Influences on Health Promotion of the Child and Family
      UNIT II: Childhood and Family Assessment
      4. Communication, Physical, and Developmental Assessment
      5. Pain Assessment and Management
      6. Childhood Communicable and Infectious Diseases
      UNIT III: Family-Centered Care of the Newborn
      7. Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family
      8. Health Problems of Newborns
      9. The High-Risk Newborn and Family
      UNIT IV: Family-Centered Care of the Infant
      10. Health Promotion of the Infant and Family
      11. Health Problems of the Infant
      UNIT V: Family-Centered Care of the Toddler and Preschooler
      12. Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family
      13. Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family
      14. Health Problems of the Toddler and Preschooler
      UNIT VI: Family-Centered Care of the School-Age Child
      15. Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family
      16. Health Problems of the School-Age Child
      UNIT VII: Family-Centered Care of the Adolescent
      17. Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family
      18. Health Problems of the Adolescent
      UNIT VIII: Family-Centered Care of the Child with Special Needs
      19. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Chronic Illness or Disability
      20. Family-Centered End-of-Life Care
      21. Family-Centered Care of the Child with Cognitive or Sensory Impairment
      UNIT IX: The Child who is Hospitalized
      22. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization
      23. Pediatric Nursing Interventions and Skills
      UNIT X: Childhood Nutrition and Elimination Problems
      24. The Child with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance
      25. The Child with Renal Dysfunction
      26. The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
      UNIT XI: Childhood Oxygenation Problems
      27. Overview of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Exchange
      28. The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction
      UNIT XII: Childhood Blood Production and Circulation Problems
      29. The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction
      30. The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction
      UNIT XIII: Childhood Regulatory Problems
      31. The Child with Cancer
      32. The Child with Neurologic Dysfunction
      33. The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction
      UNIT XIV: Childhood Physical Mobility Problems
      34. The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
      35. The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
      A. Growth Measurements
      B. Translations of FACES Pain Rating Scale
      C. Spanish-English Translations
      Answers to Critical Thinking Case Studies
      Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN-CS, PNP, FAAN, Bessie Baker Distinguished Professor of Nursing
      Professor of Pediatrics
      Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board
      Duke University
      Durham, NC and David Wilson, MS, RN, C(INC), Staff
      PALS Coordinator
      Children's Hospital at Saint Francis
      Tulsa, OK


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