Practices in Children's Nursing

Guidelines for Hospital and Community


  • Ethel Trigg, MBA RN RSCN DMS FETC, Head of Continuing Healthcare, Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust, Sussex, UK
  • Toby Mohammed, RGN RSCN MN PGCE RNT, Head of Practice Development (Acute Services Division), RPDU, Yorkhill Site, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The skills required by children's nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. Sick children are care for at home, in children's units and hospitals, and sometimes in adult wards. In addition, children with disabilities may need nursing care while at special schools or in residential settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. The guidelines have been written specifically for children's nursing by contributors from well-known children's units. The introductory section covers common concepts and the control of infection. In addition, there are appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10022-2

Table of Contents

Concepts. Control of Infection. Introduction to Community. Administration of medicines. Aseptic non touch technique. Assessment. Bereavement care. Blood glucose estimation. Bowel care. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. lines. Chest drainage. Feeding. Hygiene. Incubator care. Intravenous therapy. Isolation nursing. Lumbar puncture . Neurological observations and coma scales. Oxygen therapy. Pain management. Phototherapy. Plaster care. Positioning, handling and exercises. Postoperative care. Preoperative care. Pressure area care.Radiography. Removal of drains and packs. Skin care. Specimen collection. care. Suctioning. Temperature control . Tracheostomy care. Urine testing and urinary catherterisation. Venepuncture and cannulation. Wound care. Appendix 1: Play. Appendix 2: Complementary therapies