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  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

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Details

No. of pages:
880
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455703661
Electronic ISBN:
9781455703678