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
Vicky Bowden, DNSc, RN, is a registered and pediatric nurse who is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs, WASC Accreditation Liaison Officer, and Professor, School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She has co-authored three nursing textbooks and is past president of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and serves as a consultant in evidence-based practice. Cindy Smith Greenberg, DNSc, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN is Professor and Interim Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Development at California State University, Fullerton. Specializing in pediatrics, Dr. Greenberg serves on the Editorial Board and as a reviewer for several professional journals and has authored three pediatric nursing texts. She has been Vice-President of the Society of Pediatric Nursing, is Past President of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Co-Leader of the Child, Adolescent, & Family Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing.