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Nursing Care of Children : Principles and Practice,9781416030843
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Nursing Care of Children : Principles and Practice

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3rd
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9781416030843

ISBN10:
1416030840
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/1/2007
Publisher(s):
SAUNDERS W B CO
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Summary

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. 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. Companion CD-ROM enclosed with the text provides an integrative, comprehensive approach to textbook principles through pediatric assessment video clips, animations, an audio glossary including Spanish pronunciations, and NCLEX" review questions. Using Research to Improve Practice boxes help you understand how to research and determine proper care and procedures. Beautiful full-color illustrations provide realistic, visually appealing interpretations of pediatric nursing in action.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Child Health Nursing
Foundations of Child Health Nursing
Growth and Development: The Child and the Family
Family-Centered Nursing Care
Communicating with Children and Families
Health Promotion for the Developing Child
Health Promotion for the Infant
Health Promotion During Early Childhood
Health Promotion for the School-Age Child
Health Promotion for the Adolescent
Special Considerations in Caring for Children
Physical Assessment of Children
Emergency Care of the Child
The Ill Child in the Hospital and Other Care Settings
The Child with a Chronic Condition or Terminal Illness
Principles and Procedures for Nursing Care of Children
Medicating Infants and Children
Pain Management for Children
Caring for Children with Health Problems
The Child with an Infectious Disease
The Child with an Immunologic Alteration
The Child with a Fluid and Electrolyte Alteration
The Child with a Gastrointestinal Alteration
The Child with a Genitourinary Alteration
The Child with a Respiratory Alteration
The Child with a Cardiovascular Alteration
The Child with a Hematologic Alteration
The Child with Cancer
The Child with an Integumentary Alteration
The Child with a Musculoskeletal Alteration
The Child with an Endocrine or Metabolic Alteration
The Child with a Neurologic Alteration
The Child with a Psychosocial Disorder
The Child with a Cognitive Impairment
The Child with a Sensory Alteration
Appendixes
Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care
Growth Charts
Normal Blood Pressure Readings for Children
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