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cover image - Nursing Care of Children,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455703661
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Saunders
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Nursing Care of Children, 4th Edition

by Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Kristine Nelson, RN, MN and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN

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cover image - Nursing Care of Children,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455703661
Page Count: 880
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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.

    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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

  • 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
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