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Pediatric Nursing Procedures

ISBN: 9781451192360 | 1451192363
Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: LWW
Pub. Date: 11/20/2015

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Absorb the vital principles, interventions, and strategies of family-centered pediatric care, with the newly updated Pediatric Nursing Procedures, Fourth edition. Emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork, this irreplaceable how-to offers clear direction on more than 120 pediatric procedures, all based on current research and international best practices. All procedures address community care settings, with a focus on school and home nursing issues. This is the perfect clinical guidebook for nurses delivering care to children in any health care setting, and a vital text for all nursing students.  This step-by-step guide covers a broad range of pediatric procedures . . .
? NEW updated content in all chapters, based on current clinical evidence, best practices, and
nursing standards
? NEW chapters on pediatric health assessment; intravascular therapy peripheral lock and flush;
and palliative care
? NEW Unexpected Situations scenarios and recommendations
? NEW photos and diagrams
? Coverage of vital topics, including:
o Key elements of family-centered care and the strategies that strengthen it
o Impact of developmental milestones on patient and family education
o A clear-cut, detailed how-to on common procedures, such as:
? Medication administration
? Blood drawing
? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
? Child abuse reporting and documentation
? Care of the newborn
? Fluid and nutritional interventions
? Pharmacologic interventions
? Pain management
? Hemodynamic monitoring
? Immunizations
? Parenteral nutrition and IV fat emulsion infusion
? Handling equipment
? Wound care, and more
? Chapter features include:
o Clinical Guidelines for performing each procedure safely
o Equipment List for each procedure
o Child and Family Assessment and Preparation guide to pre-procedure assessment
o Procedure section – The complete how-to, with evidence-based rationales
o Child and Family Evaluation and Documentation section - How, when, and where
documentation is required
o Community Care section – Directions for child or caregiver to perform the procedure at
home, school, and other settings
o Unexpected Situations – What to do when the unexpected happens before, during, or
after the procedure
o KidKare icon – Psychosocial aspects of pediatric care
o caREminder feature – Important practice tips for each procedure
o ALERT feature – High-risk issues that can occur during the procedure

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