Brushing up on Peds

  1. I just accepted a new job as a pediatric office nurse. Anyone have any suggestions on good books for pediatric nursing so I can brush up. It's been 13 years and I've done mainly geriatric and family practice care. Any help will be wonderfully appreciated. Thank you.
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  3. by   annabeap
    Pediatric Nursing Secrets by Suzanne M. Levasseur. Came out in 2002, and looks like it could be good- I've only skimmed it once, but almost bought it.

    Or it's time to dust off that Peds textbook. Either way, good luck and congrats!
  4. by   Brauer
    Wong's "Nursing Care of Infants and Children"

    It doesn't get much more comprehensive than this.
  5. by   NurseJackson
    Definitely WONGS Nursing Care of Infants and Children
  6. by   RNcsemgr
    Yes, I have a great book you might want to get---it's a paperback available on for very little $: "Straight A's in Pediatric Nursing, 2nd edition by Lippincott. It is a very comprehensive, yet easy to follow, covering eveything from growth/develop. through each alteration in system functioning. It provides a great overview, even if you have had very little pediatric background. I also needed to brush up with Pedi, since I did some Pedi private duty with very sick children often with trachs, GTs, and even vents. My previous background was older adult care as well. Hope all goes well for you.
  7. by   gofast!
    A Harriet Lane handbook is a helpful reference. It's given to all of the Pediatric interns and residents when they hit the floors!
  8. by   hiddencatRN
    Anyone know of good online resources for peds? The Wong's is on my wishlist, but some free and easily accessible resources for now would be great too!