A Nurse's Survival Guide to Children's Nursing - Updated Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702079146

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Children's Nursing - Updated Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Sharon Edwards Imelda Coyne
Paperback ISBN: 9780702079146
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th August 2019
Page Count: 592

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Table of Contents

1 General principles of children’s nursing

1.1: Introduction

1.2:    Health and Safety

1.3: Emergency care of a child

1.4:    Life threatening complications

2 Assessment and investigations of a child

2.1: Paediatric scoring systems

2.2: Assessment of a child

2.3: Haemodynamic monitoring of a child

2.4: Diagnostic procedures

3 Children’s nursing interventions

3.1:  General interventions

3.2:  Specific interventions

3.3: Caring for a child in a variety of situations

3.4:  Caring for a child in a variety of settings

4 Common conditions in children and reasons for admission

4.1: General condition in children: a systems approach

4.2: Other conditions observed in children

4.3: Mental health conditions in children

5 Psychological and ethical care

5.1: Professional and practice issues

5.2: Psychosocial issues

5.3: Palliative care of a child

6 Drug administration

6.1:  General aspects

6.2: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

6.3:  Classification of drugs used in children

6.4: Medication management



Appendix 1 Normal vital signs

Appendix 2 Units of measurement

Appendix 3 Drug measurement and calculations




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About the Authors

Sharon Edwards Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK

Imelda Coyne Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Co-Director of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland