Nursing Care of Children - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

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Nursing Care of Children - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition


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.

  • 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.
Unit I Introduction to Child Health Nursing

1. Foundations of Child Health Nursing

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. Medicating Infants and Children

15. Pain Management for Children

Unit IV Caring for Children with Health Problems

16. The Child with an Infectious Disease

17. The Child with an Immunologic Alteration

18. The Child with a Fluid and Electrolyte Alteration

19. The Child with a Gastrointestinal Alteration

20. The Child with a Genitourinary Alteration

21. The 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 an Integumentary Alteration

26. The Child with a Musculoskeletal Alteration

27. The Child with an Endocrine or Metabolic Alteration

28. The Child with a Neurologic Alteration

29. The Child with a Psychosocial Disorder

30. The Child with a Cognitive Impairment

31. The Child with a Sensory Alteration


A. Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

B. Growth Charts

C. Normal Blood Pressure Readings for Children
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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