Clinical Companion for Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing,
Edition 1
By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC,FAAN and David Wilson, MS, RN, C, (NIC)

Publication Date: 17 Sep 2008
Carry all of the most essential knowledge on pediatric care in your pocket with the Clinical Companion for Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing! This indispensable guide from the authors of the most trusted pediatric nursing textbook on the market includes need-to-know information for the clinical setting in a quick-reference format. Content on the procedures and diagnostic tests you’re most likely to perform, plus brief discussions of over 130 commonly encountered childhood illnesses and disorders, makes this the perfect companion for practice.

Key Features

  • The History and Physical Assessment section includes atraumatic methods and age appropriate techniques.
  • The Pain Assessment and Management section features pain scales and information on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of pain.
  • Over 130 entries in the Common Childhood Illnesses/Disorders section cover the most clinically relevant information in a handy, quick-reference format.Detailed information on bone marrow aspiration, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, pulmonary function tests, and more in Common Diagnostic Tests and Tools explains the diagnostic tests you’re most likely to perform in practice.
  • The Common Nursing Procedures section includes essential information on procedures you need to know, including medication administration routes and procedures, oxygen therapy, specimen collection, central venous line access and care, and much more.
About the author
By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC,FAAN, Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Global HOPE Nursing, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas; Bessie Baker Professor Emerita of Nursing Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and David Wilson, MS, RN, C, (NIC), Staff PALS Coordinator Children's Hospital at Saint Francis Tulsa, OK
Table of Contents
Part One – History and Physical Assessment

Part Two – Pain Assessment and Management

Part Three – Common Childhood Illnesses/Disorders

1. Acute (Adult) Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

2. Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital

3. Allergic Rhinitis

4. Anemia, Iron Deficiency

5. Anorexia Nervosa

6. Aortic Stenosis

7. Aplastic Anemia

8. Appendicitis, Acute

9. Arthritis, Juvenile (formerly Rheumatoid)

10. Asthma

11. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

12. Atrial Septal Defect

13. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

14. Autism Spectrum Disorders

15. Biliary Atresia

16. Botulism, Infant

17. Bronchiolitis

18. Bronchitis

19. B-Thalassemia (Cooley Anemia)

20. Bulimia

21. Celiac Disease

22. Cerebral Palsy

23. Cirrhosis

24. Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate

25. Coarctation of the Aorta

26. Colic (Paroxysmal Abdominal Pain)

27. Conjunctivitis

28. Constipation

29. Croup

30. Cryptorchidism

31. Cushing Syndrome

32. Cystic Fibrosis

33. Dermatitis, Diaper

34. Diabetes Insipidus

35. Diabetes Mellitus

36. Diabetic Ketoacidosis

37. Down Syndrome

38. Dysmenorrhea

39. Encephalitis

40. Encopresis

41. Endocarditis, Bacterial (Infective)

42. Enuresis

43. Epiglottitis, Acute

44. Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder

45. Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula

46. Ewing Sarcoma (Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor [PNET] of the Bone)

47. Failure to Thrive (Growth Failure)

48. Febrile Seizures

49. Fluid & Electrolyte Disorders

50. Gastroesophageal Reflux

51. Giardiasis

52. Glomerulonephritis, Acute Poststreptococcal (APSGN)

53. Hemophilia

54. Hepatitis

55. Hernia, Congenital Diaphragmatic

56. Hirschsprung Disease

57. Hodgkin Disease

58. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

59. Hydrocephalus

60. Hyperbilirubinemia

61. Hyperthyroidism

62. Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

63. Hypopituitarism

64. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

65. Hypospadias and Epispadias

66. Hypothyroidism, Juvenile

67. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

68. Impetigo

69. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

70. Intussusception (Malabsorption Syndrome)

71. Kawasaki Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome)

72. Lactose Intolerance

73. Laryngotracheobronchitis, Acute

74. Lead Poisoning

75. Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

76. Leukemias, Acute Lymphocytic and Acute Myelogenous

77. Lyme Disease

78. Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

79. Meckel Diverticulum

80. Meningitis, Bacterial

81. Meningitis, Nonbacterial (Aseptic)

82. Mononucleosis, Infectious

83. Muscular Atrophies, Spinal

84. Muscular Dystrophy

85. Nasopharyngitis, Acute Viral

86. Nephrotic Syndrome

87. Neural Tube Defects (Spina Bifida, Meningocele)

88. Neuroblastoma

89. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

90. Omphalocele & Gastroschisis

91. Osteogenesis Imperfecta

92. Osteogenic Sarcoma

93. Osteomyelitis

94. Otitis Externa

95. Otitis Media

96. Patent Ductus Arteriosus

97. Pediculosis Capitis

98. Peptic Ulcer Disease

99. Pneumonia, Viral and Bacterial

100. Precocious Puberty

101. Pulmonic Stenosis

102. Rabies

103. Recurrent Abdominal Pain

104. Renal Failure, Acute

105. Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn

106. Retinoblastoma

107. Reye Syndrome

108. Rhabdomyosarcoma

109. Rheumatic Fever

110. Scabies

111. Scoliosis, Idiopathic

112. Septic Shock

113. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease

114. Sickle Cell Anemia

115. Slipped Femoral Capital Epiphysis

116. Streptococcal Pharyngitis, Acute

117. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

118. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

119. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

120. Tetanus

121. Tetralogy of Fallot

122. Tinea Corporis

123. Tonsillitis

124. Transposition of the Great Arteries or Transposition of the Great Vessels

125. Tricuspid Atresia

126. Tuberculosis

127. Tumors, Brain

128. Urinary Tract Infection

129. Ventricular Septal Defect

130. Vesicoureteral Reflex (VUR)

131. Wilms Tumor

Part Four – Common Diagnostic Tests/Tools

1. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

2. Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

3. Bronchoscopy

4. Cardiac Catheterization

5. Echocardiography

6. Electrocardiography

7. Lumbar Puncture

8. Pulmonary Function Test

Part Five – Common Nursing Care Procedures

1. Medication Administration – PO, IM, SQ, IV

2. Oxygen Therapy

3. Venipuncture

4. Restraint

5. Specimen Collection – Urine, Stool, Sputum

6. Endotracheal/Tracheal Suction

7. Peripheral Line Care

8. Central Venous Line Access and Care


1. Vital Sign Charts

2. Growth Charts

3. Weight Conversion

4. Temperature Conversion

5. Drug Calculations
Book details
ISBN: 9780323053549
Page Count: 496
Retail Price : £22.99
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