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Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 12th Edition

Author :
By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC,FAAN, Elizabeth A. Duffy, DNP, RN, CPNP and Karen Gibbs, MSN/MPH, RN, PHNA-BC, CPN
Provide quality nursing care through each stage of child development! Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 12th Edition uses an easy-to-follow, family-centered approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. ...view more

Provide quality nursing care through each stage of child development! Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 12th Edition uses an easy-to-follow, family-centered approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. The book begins with a discussion of the influences on and assessment of child health, then provides chapters on child health promotion and health problems — all organized by age groups and body systems. Up-to-date, evidence-based information helps you develop critical thinking skills along with the sensitivity needed to become a compassionate, caring pediatric nurse. Written by a team of experts led by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Wong’s continues to be the leading text in pediatric nursing.

ISBN :
9780323776707
Publication Date :
20-02-2023
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Provide quality nursing care through each stage of child development! Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 12th Edition uses an easy-to-follow, family-centered approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. The book begins with a discussion of the influences on and assessment of child health, then provides chapters on child health promotion and health problems — all organized by age groups and body systems. Up-to-date, evidence-based information helps you develop critical thinking skills along with the sensitivity needed to become a compassionate, caring pediatric nurse. Written by a team of experts led by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Wong’s continues to be the leading text in pediatric nursing.


New to this edition
  • NEW! Updated content reflects the objectives of Healthy People 2030, and updates and revisions are made to each chapter.
  • NEW! New Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination-style questions are included in all chapters to promote critical thinking.
  • NEW! NGN-style unfolding case studies replace nursing care plans in disease-focused chapters.
  • NEW! More information on emerging viruses includes the latest evidence on COVID-19 in children.
  • NEW! Updated immunization content is included in the Infectious Diseases chapter.
  • NEW! More information on mental health issues of the school-age child is added.
  • NEW! More information on vaping and smoking covers their impact on adolescents.
  • NEW! More information on preventing obesity is included, as well as updates on hypertension guidelines and other chronic diseases of childhood.
  • NEW! Updated figures and illustrations better reflect the diversity of families.

Key Features
  • Focus on family-centered care emphasizes the role and influence of the family in child health and illness with a separate chapter and Family-Centered Care boxes.
  • Full-color drawings and photographs reflect the latest in nursing care.
  • Nursing Care Guidelines boxes offer clear, step-by-step instructions for interventions in a variety of situations and conditions, and Nursing Care Plan boxes included expected patient outcomes and rationales for nursing interventions.
  • Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information.
  • Translating Evidence into Practice and Applying Evidence to Practice boxes help you apply research to improve the outcomes of nursing care.
  • Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that manage pain, discomfort, or stress, along with approaches to promote self-esteem and prevent embarrassment.
  • Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference for interventions in critical situations.
  • Cultural Considerations and Cultural Competence content provides tips from clinical experts.
  • Community and Home Health Considerations boxes address issues such as increasing immunization rates, decreasing smoking among teens, and preventing lead poisoning.
  • Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care.
  • Nursing Alerts call out critical considerations such as key assessment data, risk factors, and danger signs that must be considered in providing care.
  • Research Focus boxes emphasize research with concise reviews of important evidence.

Author Information
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; Elizabeth A. Duffy, DNP, RN, CPNP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chair, Children's Oncology Group Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Karen Gibbs, MSN/MPH, RN, PHNA-BC, CPN, Acute Care Clinical Specialist, Texas Children’s Hospital