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.
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.