The most trusted authority in pediatric nursing, Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children provides unmatched, comprehensive coverage of pediatric growth, development, and conditions. Its unique 'age and stage' approach covers child development and health promotion as well as specific health problems organized by age groups and body systems. Leading pediatric experts Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson provide an evidence-based, clinical perspective based on nearly 30 years of hands-on experience. Easy to read and extensively illustrated, this edition focuses on patient-centered outcomes and includes updates on topics such as the late preterm infant, immunizations, the H1N1 virus, and childhood obesity.
A clear, straightforward writing style makes content easy to understand.
Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes help you apply both research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care.
Unique Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress.
Unique Critical Thinking exercises help you test and develop your own analytical skills.
A unique focus on family content emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter, discussions throughout the text, and family-centered care boxes.
Nursing Care Guidelines provide clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures.
Unique Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference for critical situations.
Unique Cultural Awareness boxes highlight ways in which variations in beliefs and practices affect nursing care for children.
A developmental approach identifies each stage of a child's growth.
Health promotion chapters emphasize principles of wellness and injury prevention for each age group.
Student-friendly features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, key points, references, and related topics and electronic resources to help you study and review important content.
A community focus helps you care for children outside the clinical setting.
Nursing Care Plans include models for planning patient care, with nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines.
Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information, and Nursing Alerts provide critical information that must be considered in providing care.
Unique! Quality patient outcomes are highlighted for major diseases and disorders, reflecting the QSEN focus on patient-centered outcomes.
Pathophysiology reviews include special illustrations to explain complicated disease processes.
Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes include timely information on alternative medicine as a part of complete, comprehensive care.
Research Focus boxes include the latest research impacting pediatric nursing today.
Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care.
Updates include coverage of hot topics such as the late preterm infant, immunizations, the H1N1 virus, and childhood obesity.
Unique! Family-Centered Care boxes include features on family-related topics.
The definitive pediatric nursing textbook
By A Customer - March 15, 1999
The 6th edition of this textbook is the best ever. Wong as usual provides the latest research with every topic covered. The color-coded chapters make it easy to use. The CD-ROM is very useful as a study aid and to view clips of nursing procedures. Highly recommended for nursing students and practicing pediatric nurses.
7th Edition worth its weight in gold
By "rhianlant" - November 27, 2002
Whaley and Wongs updated bible for paediatric nurses is essential reading now it has gone in to its seventh edition, Those who had the 1995 version will already be familiar with the fully comprehensive care plans and evidence based practice rigorously detailed within the book, but 2002's new edition not only updates knowledge but also improves clarity using excellent illustrations, and also includes an entire new chapter regarding community care- an issue at the forefront of modern nursing. This is a core text for all students and qualified nurses alike.
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By Melissa Ann Uribe - July 16, 2001
I have a hard time reading some books that are required in nursing school. However this book is exceptional! I loved this reader friendly textbook. It is very easy to understand. I wish more of my books were like this one. Thank you Donna Wong.
Dynamic and engaging, this workbook/CD-ROM package for Wong's Nursing Care for Infants and Children, 7th Edition guides users through a multi-floor virtual hospital in a hands-on learning experience. ...