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Fast Facts for the Pediatric Nurse

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Fast Facts for the Pediatric Nurse

SKU# 9780826119810

An Orientation Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Diana Rupert PhD, RN, CNE, Kathleen Young MSN, RN, CNE

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This new addition to the Fast Facts series delivers the core information for orienting novice nurses or nursing students to the challenging field of pediatric nursing. Pocket-sized and formatted for quick access to the knowledge a pediatric nurse needs daily, it is packed with concise information on both disease processes and well child care, and offers the clinical advice that comes from years of experience. A particularly helpful feature is the book's cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology that helps users rapidly access crucial information. Importantly, the guide offers valuable suggestions for how to best communicate and work with children using age-appropriate techniques.

Seasoned pediatric nurses describe how to assist compassionately and efficiently with painful procedures that can be emotionally taxing for all involved. They share proven and time-tested tips for easing trauma for both child and parent. Each chapter features an introduction and key chapter objectives, followed by short paragraphs and bulleted information organized according to body systems. It focuses on the most commonly seen illnesses within each system and includes, for each diagnosis, an easy-to-understand description, disease manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and interventions. "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes provide highlighted, critical information and key clinical pearls that can be put to work immediately.

Key Features:

  • Provides current, evidence based information for new pediatric nurses in a concise, easy-to-access bulleted format
  • Packed with information about commonly seen disease processes and well child care along with sound clinical advice
  • Includes age-appropriate techniques for working specifically with children
  • Presents a cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology for quick information retrieval
  • Highlights important information in call-out boxes that also include clinical pearls

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 08, 2014
  • Page Count 330
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119810
  • EISBN 9780826119827

Table of Contents 

Unit I Pediatric Principles

1. Tips for Working with Children – Dr. Diana Rupert/Kathleen Young

2. Growth and Development - Dr. Diana Rupert

3. Well Child Care: Immunizations- Kathleen Young

4. Well Child Care: Preventative Care and Anticipatory Guidance - Kathleen Young

5. Physical Exam: Newborn through Adolescence - Dr. Diana Rupert

6. Child Abuse: How and When to Report- Kathleen Young

Unit II Role of the Pediatric Nurse

7. Health Care Delivery in Pediatrics- Dr. Diana Rupert

8. Hospitalization- Dr. Diana Rupert

9. Medication Administration and Special Procedures – Dr. Diana Rupert

Unit III System Review of Common Pediatric Disorders

10. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders- Kathleen Young

11. Neurological & Chromosomal Disorders- Dr. Diana Rupert

12. Skin Disorders - Kathleen Young

13. Respiratory Disorders- Dr. Diana Rupert

14. Cardiovascular Disorders - Kathleen Young

15. Blood & Lymphatic Disorders - Kathleen Young

16. Gastrointestinal Disorders: Dysfunctional, Structural, & Obstructive Disorders – Kathleen Young

17. Gastrointestinal Disorders: Malabsorption, Nutritional & Poisoning - Kathleen Young

18. Genitourinary Disorders - Kathleen Young

19. Musculoskeletal Disorders- Dr. Diana Rupert

20. Metabolic Disorders- Dr. Diana Rupert

21. Sensory Disorders – Kathleen Young

22. Communicable Diseases - Kathleen Young


Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised