This new addition to the Fast Facts series delivers the core information for orienting novice nurses or nursing students to the challenging field of pediatric nursing. Pocket-sized and formatted for quick access to the knowledge a pediatric nurse needs daily, it is packed with concise information on both disease processes and well child care, and offers the clinical advice that comes from years of experience. A particularly helpful feature is the book's cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology that helps users rapidly access crucial information. Importantly, the guide offers valuable suggestions for how to best communicate and work with children using age-appropriate techniques.
Seasoned pediatric nurses describe how to assist compassionately and efficiently with painful procedures that can be emotionally taxing for all involved. They share proven and time-tested tips for easing trauma for both child and parent. Each chapter features an introduction and key chapter objectives, followed by short paragraphs and bulleted information organized according to body systems. It focuses on the most commonly seen illnesses within each system and includes, for each diagnosis, an easy-to-understand description, disease manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and interventions. ""Fast Facts in a Nutshell"" boxes provide highlighted, critical information and key clinical pearls that can be put to work immediately.
Provides current, evidence based information for new pediatric nurses in a concise, easy-to-access bulleted format
Packed with information about commonly seen disease processes and well child care along with sound clinical advice
Includes age-appropriate techniques for working specifically with children
Presents a cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology for quick information retrieval
Highlights important information in call-out boxes that also include clinical pearls
Diana Rupert, PhD, RN CNE, has worked in pediatric nursing since she began her nursing career in 1990. She is the Administrator, Indiana County Technology Center, School of Practical Nursing, and Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she is currently teaching pediatric clinical nursing. Dr. Rupert also authors books on NCLEX preparation for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, and has facilitated several webinars and workshops on NCLEX preparation and item writing. Kathleen Young, MSN, RN CNE, is a seasoned nurse with over 38 years of experience. She currently works at Lock Haven University, USA, RN to BSN Program and at Indiana County Technology Center School of Practical Nursing, USA. She has worked as a clinical and classroom nurse educator in pediatrics for over 25 years. Ms. Young was named Pennsylvania Nurse Educator of the Year (2010) by the Pennsylvania Association of Practical Nurse Administrators.