Mosby's Pocket Guide to Pediatric Assessment

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Pediatric Assessment Edition 5

Editors: By Joyce K. Engel, PhD, RN, MEd
ISBN: 9780323044127
Publication Date : Apr 11, 2006
Page Count: 496
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  • GBP: £26.99

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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Details
Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Pediatric Assessment offers a concise but comprehensive approach to health assessment for the pediatric client. It begins with a general description of history taking and includes approaches to children at various ages, nutritional assessment, and measurement and evaluation of vital signs. Emphasis is on “how to¿ information, including how and what to assess in each body system. Psychosocial, anatomical, and physiological development variations are incorporated as appropriate, as well as normal and abnormal findings. Given the extensive information provided, this reference is ideal for a broad range of nurses and students dealing with pediatric patients.

Key Features

  • Concise, portable size makes this book very handy for use in clinical settings.
  • Presents content in an outline format for clinical practicality.
  • Includes both psychosocial and physical aspects of assessment within a developmental framework.
  • Body system organization facilitates retrieval of information.
  • Highlighted clinical alerts call attention to potentially serious findings.
  • Up-to-date growth charts are provided for birth through age 18.

New Features

  • Extensively revised to reflect trends in pediatric nursing, up-to-date techniques, and current literature.
  • A new chapter on assessment of mental health addresses growing areas of concern including school phobia, ADHD, depression, suicide, anxiety, and schizophrenia.
  • New tables provide quick reference to common childhood symptoms (i.e., fever, diarrhea, vomiting).
  • Updated coverage of immunizations (U.S. and Canada) includes information regarding relevance and normal timing of immunizations as well as most current published tables.
  • Nursing diagnoses have been updated throughout.
About the Editor
By Joyce K. Engel, PhD, RN, MEd, Associate Professor Brock University 500 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines, Ont., L2S 3A1 Canada
Table of Contents
1. Health History

2. Measurement of Vital Signs

3. Assessment of Body Systems

4. General Assessment

5. Concluding the Assessment


A. Developmental Assessment

B. Growth Charts

C. Normal Laboratory Values

D. Immunization Schedules for Infants and Children

E. Sample Documentation of a Child Health History

F. Bibliography

978-0-323-07403-2, Mosby: Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 9e, Sep-2012
978-1-4377-0825-7, Silvestri: Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5e, Oct-2010
978-0-323-08643-1, Skidmore-Roth: Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 10e, Jul-2012
0-323-02603-6, 978-0-323-02603-1, Heitz & Horne: Pocket Guide to Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, 5e, Oct-2004
0-323-03196-X, 978-0-323-03196-7, Otto: Mosby's Pocket Guide to Infusion Therapy, 5e, Oct-2004
0-323-01924-2, 978-0-323-01924-8, Perry, Peterson & Potter: Pocket Guide to Basic Skills and Procedures, 5e, May-2002
0-323-01918-8, 978-0-323-01918-7, Potter & Weilitz: Pocket Guide to Health Assessment, 5e, Jun-2002
0-323-02606-0, 978-0-323-02606-2, Tucker: Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring and Assessment, 5e, Apr-2004
0-323-02593-5, 978-0-323-02593-5, Hockenberry: Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 7e, Oct-2004
0-323-01979-X, 978-0-323-01979-8, Betz & Sowden: Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference, 5e, Oct-2003