Pediatric Nursing Procedures, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781451192360
ISBN-10: 1451192363
Copyright: 2016
Edition: 4th
Editor: Bowden, Vicky R. , Greenberg, Cindy Smith ,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 88
Reviewer: Tedra Smith,  DNP. MSN, CRNP, CNE  (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
This is the fourth edition of a pediatric nursing procedures book designed to be a helpful supplement to a basic pediatric nursing textbook. It provides detailed information on child-specific procedures, with illustrations for some of the more difficult tasks. It also includes educational information for parents/family members.
The purpose is to provide step-by-step instructions for common pediatric nursing procedures. Procedures are described clearly, including necessary equipment as well as clinical guidelines and rationales.
The intended audience is undergraduate nursing students in a variety of nursing programs (LPN, ADN, BSN). It is also intended for nurses and other healthcare providers in inpatient and outpatient settings who care for children. This is a great resource for nursing students taking a pediatric course and nurses who specialize in pediatrics.
Step-by-step instructions for the procedures based on evidence-based practice principles are described. Instructions for the child or family caregiver (e.g., parent, teacher) are detailed for use in a variety of settings, including the home, school, and other community settings. Child and family assessment, necessary equipment, documentation, and a review of clinical guidelines are presented with each procedure. The book also discusses unexpected scenarios, along with answers/recommended interventions. The unexpected scenario boxes promote critical thinking for undergraduate nursing students. The book also includes a chapter on health assessment and a chapter on palliative care issues.
This book is recommended as a resource for healthcare professionals working with children. It provides a clearer picture than other procedures books by including the rationales and clinical guidelines.
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