Nursing Care of Children

Nursing Care of Children Principles and PracticeEdition 4

Editors: By Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Kristine Nelson, RN, MN and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN
ISBN: 9781455703661
Publication Date : Mar 26, 2012
Page Count: 852
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Description
Nursing Care of Children: Principles and Practice provides numerous student-friendly features to help you navigate through difficult concepts to gain understanding with ease. The text emphasizes a community focus while teaching growth & development and major body system alterations information needed by pediatric nurses.

Key Features

  • Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information.
  • Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages.
  • Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks.
  • Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children.
  • Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions.
  • Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications.

New Features

  • Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care.
  • Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children.
  • Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings.
  • Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use.
  • Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing.
  • Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.
About the Editor
By Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing, Curry College, Milton, MA; Kristine Nelson, RN, MN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Tarrant County College Fort Worth, Texas and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Table of Contents

UNIT I: INTRODUCTION TO CHILD HEALTH NURSING

1: Introduction to Nursing Care of Children

UNIT II: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: THE CHILD AND THE FAMILY

2: Family-Centered Nursing Care

3: Communicating with Children and Families

4: Health Promotion for the Developing Child

5: Health Promotion for the Infant

6: Health Promotion During Early Childhood

7: Health Promotion for the School Age Child

8: Health Promotion for the Adolescent

UNIT III: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CARING FOR CHILDREN

9: Physical Assessment of Children

10: Emergency Care of the Child

11: The Ill Child in the Hospital and Other Care Settings

12: The Child With a Chronic Condition or Terminal Illness

13: Principles and Procedures for Nursing Care of Children

14: Medication Administration and Safety for Infants and Children

15: Pain Management for Children

UNIT IV: CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS

16: The Child with a Fluid and Electrolyte Alteration

17: The Child with an Infectious Disease

18: The Child with an Immunologic Alteration

19: The Child With a Gastrointestinal Alteration

20: The Child With a Genitourinary Alteration

21: This Child with a Respiratory Alteration

22: The Child With a Cardiovascular Alteration

23: The Child With a Hematologic Alteration

24: The Child with Cancer

25: The Child with Major Alterations in Tissue Integrity

26: The Child With a Musculoskeletal Alteration

27: The Child With an Endocrine or Metabolic Alteration

28: The Child with an Neurologic Alteration

29: Problems in Children and Families

30: The Child With a Developmental Disability

31: The Child with a Sensory Alteration

Glossary

Details
978-0-323-07403-2, Mosby: Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 9e, Sep-2012
978-1-4377-0825-7, Silvestri: Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5e, Oct-2010
978-0-323-08643-1, Skidmore-Roth: Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 10e, Jul-2012