- 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.
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