By Marilyn J. Hockenberry PhD RN-CS PNP FAAN, David Wilson MS RN C(INC)
The top textual content in pediatric nursing, Wong's Nursing Care of babies and kids takes a special, easy-to-understand developmental method of describe the care of youngsters at every one age and degree of improvement. early life illnesses and problems are geared up via age teams and physique structures, and defined throughout the nursing method framework.This variation contains updates on themes reminiscent of the recent CPR instructions, immunizations, and ache overview and administration. Written through pediatric specialists, Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, every one with approximately 30 years of hands-on event, this bestseller presents an evidence-based, medical viewpoint that indicates how the standard of nursing care can impression caliber sufferer results.
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2013). The trend in racial differences that occurs in infant mortality is also apparent in childhood deaths for all ages and for both sexes. Caucasians have fewer deaths for all ages, and male deaths outnumber female deaths. After 1 year of age, the cause of death changes dramatically, with unintentional injuries (accidents) being the leading cause from the youngest ages to the adolescent years. Violent deaths have been steadily increasing among young people ages 10 through 25 years, especially African-Americans and males.
The majority of bicycling deaths are from head injuries. Helmets greatly reduce the risk of head injury, but few children wear helmets (Castle, Burke, Arbogast, et al, 2010). Community-wide bicycle helmet campaigns and mandatoryuse laws have resulted in significant increases in helmet use. Still, issues such as stylishness, comfort, and social acceptability remain important factors in noncompliance. Nurses can educate children and families about pedestrian and bicycle safety. In particular, school nurses can promote helmet wearing and encourage peer leaders to act as role models.
Fortunately, prevention strategies such as the use of car restraints, bicycle helmets, and smoke detectors have significantly decreased fatalities for children. Nevertheless, the overwhelming causes of death in children are MVAs, including occupant, pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle deaths; these account for more than half of all injury deaths (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013a) (Fig. 1-2). Pedestrian accidents involving children account for significant numbers of motor vehicle–related deaths.