Principles Of Pediatric Nursing: Caring For Children by Jane W. BallPrinciples Of Pediatric Nursing: Caring For Children by Jane W. Ball

Principles Of Pediatric Nursing: Caring For Children

byJane W. Ball, Ruth C. Bindler, Kay Cowen

Hardcover | October 3, 2014

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Principles of Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children is intended for use in pediatric nursing courses in associate and baccalaureate degree programs. It may also be helpful for practicing nurses working on hospital units and in health centers.


Written to prepare today’s student for excellence in nursing, Principles of Pediatric Nursing presents a foundation of core pediatric nursing principles with an emphasis on growth and development, family-centered care, and health promotion and maintenance. The book integrates research, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice to help readers make connections between classroom and clinical situations. This edition empowers students to move beyond rote memorization of facts. Clinical reasoning and problem-solving principles helpreaders develop their clinical judgment so that they can learn to apply information as nursing practice continues to develop.


Principles of Pediatric Nursing is available packaged with MyNursingLab®, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that engages students in learning. It helps students review, remember, and then apply key concepts–resulting in better performance in the course–and provides educators with a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress.


Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyNursingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


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To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this program will help:

  • Improve Results: MyNursingLab better prepares students for the classroom, and beyond.
  • Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills for Today and Tomorrow: Readers are encouraged to think creatively and critically about nursing care.
  • Identify the Unique Health Care Needs of Children: Children are not just “little adults”–readers will learn the important differences in provision of nursing care for children versus adults, as well as the health conditions that children commonly experience.
  • Visualize Health Conditions: Real photos help bring important concepts to life.


Note: You are purchasing the standalone text. MyNursingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text.
Jane W. Ball graduated from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing, and subsequently received a BS from the Johns Hopkins University. She began her nursing career working in the pediatric surgical inpatient, emergency department, and outpatient clinic of the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, first as a staff nurse and then as a ped...
Title:Principles Of Pediatric Nursing: Caring For ChildrenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1152 pages, 10.9 × 8.6 × 1.7 inPublished:October 3, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133898067

ISBN - 13:9780133898064


Table of Contents

  1. Nurse’s Role in Care of the Child
  2. Family-Centered Care and Cultural Considerations
  3. Genetic and Genomic Influences
  4. Growth and Development
  5. Pediatric Assessment
  6. Introduction to Health Promotion and Maintenance
  7. Health Promotion and Maintenance for the Newborn and Infant
  8. Health Promotion and Maintenance for the Toddler and Preschooler
  9. Health Promotion and Maintenance for the School-Age Child and Adolescent
  10. Nursing Considerations for the Child in the Community
  11. The Hospitalized Child
  12. The Child with a Chronic Condition
  13. The Child with a Life-Threatening Condition and End-of-Life Care
  14. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
  15. Pain Assessment and Management
  16. Immunizations and Communicable Diseases
  17. Assessment and Management of Social and Environmental Influences
  18. Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Balance
  19. Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function
  20. Alterations in Respiratory Function
  21. Alterations in Cardiovascular Function
  22. Alterations in Immune Function
  23. Alterations in Hematologic Function
  24. The Child with Cancer
  25. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
  26. Alterations in Genitourinary Function
  27. Alterations in Neurologic Function
  28. Alterations in Mental Health and Cognition
  29. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function
  30. Alterations in Endocrine and Metabolic Function
  31. Alterations in Skin Integrity
Appendix A: Physical Growth Charts
Appendix B: Blood Pressure Tables
Appendix C: Recommended Dietary Allowances
Appendix D: Normal Laboratory Values
Appendix E: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Appendix F: Body Surface Nomogram
Appendix G: Temperature and Weight Conversion