Nursing Care of Children , 4th Edition

Author
By Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Kristine Nelson, RN, MN and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN
ISBN
9781455703661
Publication Date
26-03-2012
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  • Student-friendly writing style makes material more accessible.
  • Pathophysiology boxes illustrate how disease conditions develop to provide a scientific basis for understanding the nursing care of an illness.
  • Clinical Reference sections review basic anatomy and physiology, discuss pediatric differences, describe common diagnostics tests, and list commonly prescribed medications.
  • Want to Know boxes assist with instructing parents and children about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings.
  • Photo Stories visually depict various nursing roles in diverse care settings.
  • Communication Cues suggest effective ways for nurses to facilitate understanding and elicit necessary information in exchanges with the child and/or parent.
  • Critical to Remember boxes identify practices required to deliver safe care.
  • Critical Thinking Exercises apply learning to practice via case study scenarios.
  • Drug Guides provide quick reference on the pediatric uses and nursing implications of specific drugs.
  • Procedure boxes outline step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks.
  • Health Promotion boxes emphasize a wellness approach and pediatric health priorities based on AAP recommendations.

Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs.


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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9781455703661
Author Informaiton 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 Content

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

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Publication Date 26-03-2012
Pages 852
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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