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Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference, 6th Edition

Authors :
Cecily Lynn Betz & Linda A. Sowden
Date of Publication: 11/2007
Provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families, no matter what their condition. This one-of-a-kind resource equips you with detailed information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and d ...view more
Provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families, no matter what their condition. This one-of-a-kind resource equips you with detailed information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries. Its compact, A-to-Z format is designed for ease of use in busy settings - perfect for quick reference when working with patients!
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Provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families, no matter what their condition. This one-of-a-kind resource equips you with detailed information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries. Its compact, A-to-Z format is designed for ease of use in busy settings – perfect for quick reference when working with patients!

New to this edition
  • New chapters address autism spectrum disorders, chronic lung disease of infancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, overweight and childhood obesity, and Turner Syndrome.
  • New appendices offer helpful information on mental health, non-accidental trauma, and palliative care.
  • Updated charts and references in the appendices - specifically growth charts and immunization information - reflect current practice.
  • Expanded content is provided on community resources.

Key Features
  • Portable size and straightforward, alphabetical organization are designed for quick, convenient, on-the-spot reference.
  • Consistent format throughout lets you easily locate necessary information, including pathophysiology, incidence, clinical manifestations, complications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, medical or surgical management, nursing assessment, diagnoses, and interventions, discharge planning and home care instructions, client outcomes, and references.
  • The book is divided into three main parts covering 87 medical and surgical conditions, 12 topics related to diagnosis and procedures, and 16 helpful appendices.

Author Information
By Cecily Lynn Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Nursing Training and Research, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Los Angeles, CA, USA; and Linda A. Sowden, MN, RN, Regional Director-Florida, Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers, PSA Healthcare, West Palm Beach, FL, USA