Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing Pediatrics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep - New Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns. This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 30 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world.  For 30 years,  On Becoming Babywise  has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night.  In his 4th decade as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant's body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof.  Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training.  Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material: 1) Taking care of baby and mom 2) A timeline of what to expect and when 3)Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions 4)Monitoring Your Baby's Growth 5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.

  • Author: Robert Bucknam M.D.
  • Publisher: Hawksflight & Associates, Inc; Anniversary ed. edition (November 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1932740226
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches


2. Burns' Pediatric Primary Care

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Get a comprehensive foundation in children’s primary care! Burns' Pediatric Primary Care, 7 th Edition covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in primary care pediatrics, emphasizing both prevention and management. This in-depth, evidence-based textbook is the only one on the market written from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. It easily guides you through assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Key topics include developmental theory, issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. Updated content throughout reflects the latest research evidence, national and international protocols and standardized guidelines. Additionally, this 7 th edition been reorganized to better reflect contemporary clinical practice and includes nine new chapters, revised units on health promotion, health protection, disease management, and much, much more! Four-part organization includes 1) an introductory unit on the foundations of global pediatric health, child and family health assessment, and cultural perspectives for pediatric primary care; 2) a unit on managing child development; 3) a unit on health promotion and management; and 4) a unit on disease management. UNIQUE! Reorganized Unit - Health Supervision: Health Promotion and Health Protection - includes health promotion and health protection for developmentally normal pediatric problems of daily living and provides the foundations for health problem management. UNIQUE! Reorganized Unit - Common Childhood Diseases/Disorders has been expanded to sharpen the focus on management of diseases and disorders in children. Comprehensive content provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management. In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence. UNIQUE! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action, consultation, or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting. Content devoted to issues of daily living covers issues that are a part of every child's growth ― such as nutrition and toilet training ― that could lead to health problems unless appropriate education and guidance are given. Algorithms are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders. Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the text for further information. Expert editor team is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). NEW! Nine new chapters include: Unique Issues in Pediatrics Genetics and Child Health Environmental Issues Children with Special Healthcare Needs Developmental Management of Newborns Intentional and Unintentional Injuries: Injury Prevention and Child Maltreatment Perinatal Disorders Developmental, Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest developments in our understanding of disease processes, disease management in children, and current trends in pediatric healthcare including Bright Futures and Healthy People 2020.

  • Author: Dawn Lee Garzon PhD PNP-BC CPNP-PC PMHS FAANP
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 7th edition (December 2, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323581967
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches


3. Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Prepare to give pediatric patients the specialized care they deserve with the leading text in pediatric nursing. Written by pediatric experts, Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 11th Edition takes a unique, easy-to-follow developmental approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. This longtime bestseller provides an evidence-based, clinical perspective that shows how the quality of nursing care can impact quality patient outcomes. Childhood diseases and disorders are organized by age groups and body systems and explained through the nursing process framework. This edition features completely updated and reorganized chapters that present content in a clear, easy-to-understand way. New Quality Indicator boxes paint a bigger picture of hospitals and how they look at quality and safety. A focus on family-centered care emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter and Family-Centered Care boxes. Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference in critical situations. Pathophysiology Reviews explain complicated disease processes with illustrated summary boxes. Quality Patient Outcomes are discussed for major childhood diseases and disorders, showing how nursing care directly impacts patient outcomes. Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information. Critical Thinking Case Studies help you test and develop your own analytical skills. Cultural Considerations provide cultural tips from clinical experts. Nursing Care Plans provide models for planning patient care, with rationales explaining why specific nursing interventions have been chosen, and include nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines. Nursing Care Guidelines offer clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures. Translating Evidence into Practice and Applying Evidence to Practice boxes help you apply research to support, guide, and improve the outcomes of nursing care. Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress, and provide guidance for performing procedures in a caring manner. Community and Home Health Considerations boxes focus on wellness information and illness-related topics. Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care. Nursing Alerts provides critical information that must be considered in providing care. Research Focus boxes emphasize research with concise reviews of important evidence. NEW! Quality Indicator boxes present a bigger picture of hospitals and how they look at quality and safety, or Pediatric Clinical Quality Measures. EXPANDED! Added emphasis on the impact of genetics and genomics on pediatric nursing care. NEW and UPDATED! New information on Zika virus and Rotavirus keeps you in the know. NEW! New section on Chiari malformation added to neurologic dysfunction chapter. NEW! Self-harm, GLBT, and e-cigarette content added to adolescent problems chapter. UPDATED! Oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange information is now included throughout the text. EXPANDED! Updated accidental poisoning section now includes cleaning solutions and liquid from e-cigarettes. UPDATED! New Impact of Chronic Illness, Disability, or End of Life Care for the Child and Family chapter thoroughly combines two previous chapters. UPDATED! Integumentary dysfunction content now appears as chapter 32. UPDATED! Reorganized chapter on pain provides specific guidelines for pediatric pain assessment and management and focuses on common acute and chronic pain conditions and how to manage them. UPDATED! Human Papillomavirus content significantly updated. EXPANDED and UPDATED! Disorders with behavioral components section significantly expanded. UPDATED! Updated influenza, RSV, and acute lung injury section in respiratory chapter. UPDATED! Childhood cancer survivor section has significant updates.

  • Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry PhD RN PPCNP-BC FAAN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 11th edition (October 16, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323549394
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 10.7 inches


4. Bright Futures: Guidelines Pocket Guide: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

All the essentials of the Bright Futures health supervision visits in an easy-to-access format. It's the quick reference tool and training resource for busy health professionals. Includes every visit from birth through age 21. Also included in the appendices are Developmental Milestones at a Glance chart, Recommended Medical Screenings chart for infancy through adolescence, Sexual Maturity Ratings scale, and much more!

  • Author: Joseph F. Hagan Jr. MD FAAP
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics; 4th edition (February 21, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1610020824
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4 inches


5. Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

As the #1 title in the pediatric nursing market for over 40 years, Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 11th Edition continues to leverage its trademark developmental approach as it equips readers with the very latest research and guidelines for treating children today. The text utilizes a highly-readable writing style and encourages a whole-body approach ― beginning with child development and health promotion to better understand the later chapters on specific health problems. This new eleventh edition also features Next Generation NCLEX ® -style case studies and questions, a new chapter covering all systems cancers, additional case studies within the nursing care plans, and updated and expanded evidence-based content throughout to best reflect the latest standards and trends impacting pediatric nursing care today. Developmental approach clearly identifies developmental tasks and influences at each stage of a child’s growth. Emphasis on wellness features health promotion chapters for each developmental stage of childhood. Critical thinking case studies with answers are found throughout the text. Quality patient outcomes are highlighted within nursing management discussions for major diseases and disorders. Drug alerts draw attention to potential safety issues, reflecting QSEN safety initiative. Family focus includes a separate family chapter as well as family content and Family-Centered Care boxes integrated throughout the text. Community Focus boxes provide resources and guidance on caring for children outside the clinical setting. Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus attention on the application of research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care. Chapter on complementary & alternative therapy cover timely topics to aid in providing complete, comprehensive care. Nursing care plans provide a model for planning patient care and include rationales that provide the "why." Research Focus boxes highlight current studies that impact pediatric nursing today. Cultural content and Cultural Considerations boxes are integrated throughout the text to draw attention to customs and beliefs of different cultures that influence childcare. Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress. Nursing tips offer helpful hints and practical, clinical information of a non-emergency nature. Nursing alerts feature critical information that MUST BE considered in providing care. Emergency Treatment sections provide a quick reference in critical situations. Nursing care guidelines provide clear, step-by-step instructions for performing specific skills or procedures. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX ® -style case studies and questions are included in the text and on the companion Evolve website. NEW! Pediatric Quality Indicator boxes present a bigger picture of hospitals and how they look at quality and safety. NEW! Applying Evidence to Practice boxes outline up-to-date procedures to reinforce best practices. NEW! Concept lists have been added to the beginning of chapters to aid programs using a concept-based curriculum. NEW! Separate chapter on cancer focuses on best-practices within this specialized area of pediatric care. NEW! Expanded information on the Zika virus ensures you are grounded in the latest evidence-based information. NEW! Updated genetics content keeps you up to date in this always evolving area of medicine. NEW! Expanded content on the different roles in pediatric nursing reflect nursing responsibilities and the most common pediatric nursing subsets utilized in practice today. UPDATED! Content on autism spectrum disorders has been updated to keep you in the know on the latest practice standards used in this rapidly expanding area of pediatric care. NEW! Information on Narcan reinforces how to properly apply the injection. UPDATED! Translating Evidence into Practice boxes have been updated to focus attention on application of both research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care.

  • Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry PhD RN PPCNP-BC FAAN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 11th edition (April 15, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323624190


6. Gomella's Neonatology, Eighth Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

The field’s most trusted and comprehensive guide to treating common and rare problems in newborns Gomella’s Neonatology  makes it easy to quickly retrieve information and includes sections on procedures and drug administration. The volume of information in this field has exploded over the last several decades and physicians, especially trainees, need a quick, dependable reference to inform their clinical decisions. Compared to other softcover neonatal handbooks, this is my favorite, and it has become the most widely used book in the NICUs that I have visited. It is no longer a small pocket-sized book, but its unique attribute of being both comprehensive and concise makes it the preferred reference in this area. The section of "On-Call" problems is invaluable to residents, and they are now frequently searching for the latest edition in our unit.  ―Jay Goldsmith ,  MD,  Doody’s Review Services - 5 Star Review  "A copy of this reference should be kept readily available in the newborn unit. It is a potent learning tool for NCU students." -- Family Medicine review of an earlier edition A true essential for nearly three decades, this streamlined reference provides logically organized, quickly retrievable information on basic and advanced management techniques for the neonate. Featuring a convenient outline approach that puts key information at reader’s fingertips, this quick reference covers everything clinicians need to know about on-call neonatal problems, procedures, diseases and disorders, and pharmacology. • The most comprehensive drug formulary available in a neonatal handbook • 20 procedures are explained in a step-by-step manner • Full-color images of neonatal rashes and dermatologic problems • Immunization tables • An "On Call" section presenting more than common and serious patient management issues with guidelines for rapid diagnosis and treatment • Cutting-edge strategies for management of specific respiratory syndromes • Valuable appendices, including Abbreviations Used in Neonatology, Blood Pressure Determinations, Isolation Guidelines, and more

  • Author: Tricia Gomella
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 8th edition (February 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1259644818
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.8 x 8.3 inches


7. Fast Facts for the L&D Nurse: Labor and Delivery Orientation in a Nutshell

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Nurses who are new to the labor and delivery (L&D) environment will welcome this newly updated, succinct, easy-to-use orientation guide for everyday labor and birth management practices. It is designed for speedy access to fundamental information about the most common L&D procedures and encourages the development of independence and confidence for new RNs orienting to this practice environment. The second edition has been revised to include new and updated practice guidelines for cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, vaginal delivery, and breastfeeding. A completely new entry addresses meconium aspiration syndrome and two new appendices feature quick-reference charts and tables and an alphabetical synopsis of pertinent drug-related information. New illustrations depict and facilitate understanding of effacement and dilation of cervix, breech presentation and delivery, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption, and other topics. Designed to fit in a pocket, the resource provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring practices and procedures in bulleted format. It covers L&D terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete knowledge base. The book highlights potential OB complications and is full of examples and pearls of wisdom concerning the handling of emergencies and unexpected outcomes. New to the Second Edition: A completely new entry on meconium, with information on meconium aspiration syndrome New quick-reference charts and tables (Apgar score, Bishop score, drug tables, and more) New illustrations for labor and delivery protocol Key Features: Provides speedy access to fundamental L&D information Presents succinct, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring procedures

  • Author: Cassie Giles Groll DNP RN CNM
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2nd edition (July 9, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826128638
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.42 x 8 inches


8. NRP Badge Buddy Card 1 and 2

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Quick, one-stop guide to neonatal resuscitation steps. Great take-along for all newborn care providers. Size: 4" x 3.5" (Two card set)

  • Author: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics; Eighth edition (July 1, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1610025331


9. Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationales (Book + Free App)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Now with a free mobile & web app with print purchase! This is a comprehensive review for the new Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) exam, featuring innovative clinical judgment--enhancing content review, 500 practice-test Q&As with rationales, test-taking skills, and in-depth coverage of the test blueprint. This review is distinguished by its unique "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. The content review comprises bite-size sections for easier learning and memorization that include thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints. The review's user-friendly format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style Q&A reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best possible clinical judgment. It also includes plentiful tables and charts to reinforce learning, a chapter on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful suggestions related to the exam format. Key Features: Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with "Think in Questions" Socratic-style content review Provides content review, practice exam-style Q&A with rationales, test-taking skills, and test blueprint format Includes thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints Contains "bite-size" sections for each topic for easier learning and memorization Includes 500 exam-style questions with rationales Includes free access to mobile and online app―track and sync your progress on up to three devices The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is the sole owner of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certification program. BCEN® does not endorse any TCRN® certification exam review resources or have a proprietary relationship with Springer Publishing Company. App included! Includes all the high-quality content from the book! Information at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface. 360+ practice questions Hundreds of must-know TCRN topics APP INCLUDED WITH PRINT PURCHASE

  • Author: Kendra Menzies Kent MS RN CENP CCRN CNRN SCRN TCRN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1st edition (November 8, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826135193
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.2 x 9.9 inches


10. Maternal & Child Nursing Care

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Pediatrics - August 2021

For courses in maternal and child nursing care in any nursing program Help students think like nurses with maternal-newborn and pediatric clients  As nursing courses are shortened and clinical experiences become more limited, time is increasingly precious to both students and faculty. Designed to support faster, more efficient learning in condensed courses,  Maternal & Child Nursing Care  presents key content about maternal-newborn nursing, women’s health, and pediatric nursing topics in an accurate, readable way. Throughout this family-focused text, special attention is paid to health promotion, home/community care, patient and family education, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and cultural competence. Engaging features help readers learn and retain essential concepts in a short period of time. The straightforward approach allows students to focus on what is most important–developing the essential skills and abilities to practice nursing in fast-changing healthcare environments.  Also available with MyNursingLab® MyNursingLab is an an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Maternal/Newborn Nursing course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application.  NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search for: 0134449711/ 9780134449715 Maternal & Child Nursing Care Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e consists of : 0134167228 / 9780134167220 Maternal & Child Nursing Care 0134449045 / 9780134449043 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Maternal & Child Nursing Care

  • Author: Marcia London
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (January 4, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0134167220
  • Dimensions: 9.15 x 2.7 x 11.2 inches