Child Health Nursing

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-22
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This extensively-updated text is designed to promote excellence in pediatric nursing care, in both acute care settings and in the community. CHILD HEALTH NURSING, 3/e focuses on helping students synthesize new knowledge, apply evidence-based findings, collaborate with children, families, and other healthcare professionals, and use clinical reasoning to plan superior care. It views families as integral participants in all care, and recognizes that all children need health promotion and maintenance interventions, wherever they seek care or whatever conditions they are experiencing. This edition uses current NANDA International diagnoses, Nursing Intervention Classifications (NIC), Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC), and Healthy People 2020 recommendations. Sample nursing care plans help students apply developmental, psychosocial, and physiologic concepts to the care of children with specific conditions. Research, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice are emphasized and integrated throughout, and coverage of contemporary topics ranges from genomics to new pharmacological treatment options.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: Nurses, Children, and Families

1. Child Health Nursing: Concepts, Roles, and Issues

2. Family-Centered Care: Theory and Applications

3. Cultural Influences


UNIT II: Child Concepts and Application

4. Genetic and Hereditary Influences

5. Concepts of Growth and Development

6. Child and Family Communication

7. Pediatric and Newborn Assessment


UNIT III: Health Promotion and Health Maintenance Through Childhood

8. Concepts of Health Promotion and Health Maintenance

9. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Newborn

10. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Infant

11. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Toddler and Preschooler

12. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the School-Age Child

13. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Adolescent


UNIT IV: Child Healthcare Settings and Considerations

14. Nursing Care of the Child in the Community

15. Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Child

16. Nursing Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition

17. Nursing Care of the Child with a Life-Threatening Illness or Injury

18. End-of-Life Care and Bereavement


UNIT V: Nursing Care for Common Health Concerns

19. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition

20. Social and Environmental Influences on Child and Adolescent Health

21. Pain Assessment and Management

22. Immunizations and Communicable Diseases


UNIT VI: Nursing Care for Specific Health Conditions

23. Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

24. Alterations in Eye, Ear Nose, and Throat Function

25. Alterations in Respiratory Function

26. Alterations in Cardiovascular Function

27. Alterations in Immune Function

28. Alterations in Hematologic Function

29. The Child With Cancer

30. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function

31. Alterations in Genitourinary Function

32. Alterations in Endocrine and Metabolic Function

33. Alterations in Neurologic Function

34. Alterations in Mental Health and Cognition

35. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function

36. Alterations in Skin Integrity



A. Physical Growth Charts

B. Pediatric Blood Pressure Tables

C. Dietary Reference Intakes

D. Selected Pediatric Laboratory Values

E. Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Procedures

F. Emergency Assessment and Initial Management

G. Body Surface Area Nomogram

H. Temperature and Weight Conversion

I. NCLEX Answers with Rationale

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