Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, Fourth Edition, helps students develop the clinical reasoning capability to confidently meet the unique challenges of caring for children and their families in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Utilizing the nursing process, a concise, concept-based approach makes relevant information accessible and builds students’ understanding progressively from concept to application. Rather than repeating medical-surgical content previously mastered, the text builds upon students’ prior knowledge, establishing an understanding of broad concepts before cultivating students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Covering a wide scope of relevant topics with an emphasis on common issues and pediatric-specific content, Essentials of Pediatric Nursing focuses on conceptual learning to help you make the most of your class time and ensure that your students are equipped for a successful career in pediatric nursing care.
This updated edition introduces new Unfolding Case Studies and Clinical Reasoning Alerts that encourage discussion and clinical decision-making, as well as new Practice and Learn Growth and Development Case Studies and Skill-based Pediatric Videos on thePoint that guide students through commonly encountered scenarios and applications to equip them for the rigors of pediatric practice. NEW!
Clinical Reasoning Alerts promote critical thinking in the nursing process and strengthen students’ clinical reasoning.NEW!Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, foster meaningful reflection on commonly encountered clinical scenarios.Atraumatic Care sections throughout deliver helpful tips for providing atraumatic care to children in relevant situations.Take Note!
features alert students to especially critical information in each chapter.Consider This! prompts engage students in commonly encountered real-life scenarios to enhance their critical thinking and clinical reasoning.Thinking About Development boxes highlight relevant special development concerns.Healthy People 2030 boxes help students connect pediatric nursing practices to the achievement of these objectives. Evidence-Based Practice boxes familiarize students with recent evidence-based research findings and related recommendations for practice.Teaching Guidelines equip students to effectively educate children and their families about various pediatric nursing issues.Drug Guides enable fast reference of actions, indications and significant nursing implications for commonly used medications in pediatric care.Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests and Common Medical Treatments tables guide students through the diagnostic process and detail common medical or surgical treatments for a broad range of disorders.Nursing Procedures provide step-by-step guidance for pediatric variations on common nursing procedures.Concept Mastery Alerts clarify pediatric nursing concepts and improve students’ understanding of potentially confusing topics identified by Lippincott® PrepU adaptive learning data.Developing Clinical Judgment sections coach students to apply clinical judgment to specific chapter concepts and scenarios.Practicing for NCLEX NCLEX-RN®-style review questions strengthen students’ exam readiness and highlight areas needing further review.NEW!
15 Practice and Learn Growth and Development Case Studies on thePoint provide essential practice evaluating the appropriate course of action for real-life clinical scenarios.NEW!
15 Skill-based Pediatric Videos available on thePoint clarify key concepts and skills in growth and development, communicating with children and providing nursing care to the child in the hospital.
Hardcover: 1232 pages Publisher: LWW; Fourth, North American edition (February 1, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 1975139844 ISBN-13: 978-1975139841 Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds ()