Put pediatric nursing guidelines, procedures, and reference data at your fingertips! Wong’s Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, 9th Edition is your “go-to” guide for the care of children and their families, whether in the hospital, clinic, community setting, or home. Reflecting the latest in research and evidence-based practice, the book provides assessment tools and new information on pediatric pain assessment and management. Also new to this edition are case studies with questions for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination. Written by pediatric expert Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Wong’s Clinical Manual includes an Evolve website with medication tables, photos, printable patient education sheets, and more.
New to this edition
NEW! Case studies with clinical reasoning/clinical judgment questions for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination are added to this edition.
NEW! Updated vaccination schedules and pediatric guidelines are included for asthma, blood pressure, car seats, and more.
NEW! Coverage of autism spectrum disorders and childhood obesity is expanded.
NEW! Additional color illustrations are included in the insert for the most common childhood skin disorders.
NEW! Updated content includes Evidence-Based Practice boxes, screening charts, opioid treatment, drug calculations and safe dosage ranges, and safety information for home, private office, and outpatient settings.
Complete, concise assessment data is provided for general health, specific problems, nutrition, sleep, and growth and development.
Assessment and Management unit presents pain management strategies for the neonate, child, and adolescent.
Evidence-based interventions include guidelines for treating pediatric patients and providing information to their families and caregivers.
Safety Alerts and Drug Alerts call attention to considerations — such as assessment data, risk factors, and danger signs — that could lead to a health emergency.
Atraumatic Care boxes cover therapeutic care through interventions that eliminate or minimize pain, discomfort, and stress.
Community focus includes guidelines to interventions, patient teaching, and home care, along with Community Focus boxes throughout the book.
Vital reference data appear inside the front and back covers for easy lookup.
Health promotion tables and charts summarize nutrition, immunizations, safety and injury prevention, and parental guidance.
Full-color photos of dermatologic conditions depict the pediatric skin problems most commonly seen in practice.
Patient teaching instructions on the Evolve website allow you to print and hand out sets of easy-to-understand instructions to caregivers.
By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC,FAAN , Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Global HOPE Nursing, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas; Bessie Baker Professor Emerita of Nursing Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina ; Rosalind Bryant, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and Melody Brown Hellsten, DNP, MSN, MS, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Palliative Care Program, Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas