Practices in Children's Nursing

Edited by

  • 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

Section Editor:

  • Louise Ford, MSc Bsc(Hons) RNT (Cert Ed) RCNT RSCN RN, Senior Lecturer, School of Maternal and Child Health, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Hermione Montgomery, RGN RSCN RM Bsc(Hons) LTHE, Lead Nurse, Quality of Care, Senior Lecturer (Child Health), Birmingham Children's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
  • Vicky Vidler

The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Objectives, Rationale, Factors to note, Guidelines, Positioning, Equipment, Method, Special observations and possible complications, and References and further reading. The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There are also appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4445-8