Higher Education

Pediatric Nursing Skills and Procedures, 1st Edition

  • Barbara L. Mandleco Brigham Young University
  • ISBN-10: 140182580X  |  ISBN-13: 9781401825805
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.50



"Caring for children requires special consideration." This statement was the genesis for Pediatric Nursing Skills & Procedures, which is a resource preparing the nurse to perform both basic and advanced procedures on their younger patients. Over one hundred skills have been uniquely crafted to instill confidence when treating children, complete with equipment needs and documentation essentials. The categories of skills include assessment and monitoring, specimen collection, diagnostic tests, and wound care. In addition, procedures specific to body system have been categorized as such, including those for the gastrointestinal, neurological, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems.

Features and Benefits

  • Basic and advanced skills are provided, from giving a sponge bath to inserting a peripheral IV line.
  • Each skill includes an equipment list, step-by-step instructions, documentation guidelines, and an estimated completion time.
  • Unique content is supplied for special topics, such as emergency care, surgery care, hygiene, and community/camp procedures.
  • Numerous quality photographs and line drawings of clients and skills enhance your understanding of how each procedure is performed.

Table of Contents

I. Principles and Concepts of Pediatric Care,
II. General Procedures
III. Health Assessment
IV. Specimen Collection
V. Diagnostic Tests
VI. Medication Adminstration
VII. Intravenous Access
VIII. Respiratory System
IX. Gastrointestinal System/Nutritional Procedures
X. Genitourinary System
XI. Neurological System
XII. Musculoskeletal System, Casts
XIII. Integumentary System
XIV. Care of the Pediatric Surgical Client
XV. Emergency Care, Fever and Hyperthermia Management
XVI. Community and Camp Nursing Procedures
XVIII. Special Skills


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Bundle Pediatric Nursing Care Plans and Pediatric Nursing Skills Texts  (ISBN-10: 1401887988 | ISBN-13: 9781401887988)

List Price = $284.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $214.50

Student Supplements

Bundle Pediatric Nursing Care Plans and Pediatric Nursing Skills Texts  (ISBN-10: 1401887988 | ISBN-13: 9781401887988)

List Price = $284.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $214.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara L. Mandleco

Barbara Hartwig Mandleco received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, her Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Florida–Gainesville, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Family Sciences with an emphasis in human development from Brigham Young University. She has been a staff nurse on pediatric and adult medical surgical nursing units and a nursing educator for over 30 years. She has taught advanced human development and pediatric nursing, fundamentals of nursing, nursing research, and management of family issues to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University Colleges of Nursing. Currently, Dr. Mandleco is a professor at the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. Dr. Mandleco has given numerous professional presentations at the local, regional, national, and international levels. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Pediatric Nursing Skills & Procedures, and Growth and Development Handbook: Newborn through Adolescent also published by Delmar Cengage Learning. Her research interests include families adapting to a child with a special need or chronic illness, and innovative methods of teaching.