Pediatric Nursing Procedures

Pediatric Nursing Procedures
4th Ed.
2016 © Wolters Kluwer Health
Vicky R. Bowden DNSc, RN; Cindy Smith Greenberg DNSc, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN
ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-9236-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-4963-2962-2
Nursing, Pediatrics


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 . . .

Key Features:

  • • 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:
    •     • Key elements of family-centered care and the strategies that strengthen it
    •     • Impact of developmental milestones on patient and family education
  • • 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:
    •     • Clinical Guidelines for performing each procedure safely
    •     • Equipment List for each procedure
    •     • Child and Family Assessment and Preparation guide to pre-procedure assessment
    •     • Procedure section – The complete how-to, with evidence-based rationales
    •     • Child and Family Evaluation and Documentation section - How, when, and where documentation is required
    •     • Community Care section – Directions for child or caregiver to perform the procedure at home, school, and other settings
    •     • Unexpected Situations – What to do when the unexpected happens before, during, or after the procedure
    •     • KidKare icon – Psychosocial aspects of pediatric care
    •     • caREminder feature – Important practice tips for each procedure
    •     • ALERT feature – High-risk issues that can occur during

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"This book is recommended as a resource for healthcare professionals working with children. It provides a clearer picture than other procedures books by including the rationales and clinical guidelines."

-- Tedra Smith, DNP. MSN, CRNP (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doody's Review


The intended audience is undergraduate nursing students in a variety of nursing programs (LPN, ADN, BSN). It is also intended for nurses and other healthcare providers in inpatient and outpatient settings who care for children. This is a great resource for nursing students taking a pediatric course and nurses who specialize in pediatrics.

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