Fast Facts for the Pediatric Nurse: An Orientation Guide in a Nutshell

by Diana Rupert and Kathleen Young

This new addition to theĀ 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 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 children and parents. 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.

Key Features:

  • 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


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