For pediatric nursing courses in associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
Help your students learn to think like nurses and visualise how to care for children
To prepare today's students to begin thinking and acting like nurses, Principles of Pediatric Nursing presents a foundation of core pediatric nursing principles with an emphasis on growth and development, family-centred care, and health promotion and maintenance. Nursing students often bring an Adult Health mindset to Pediatric Nursing, which can obscure the special considerations needed to effectively care for children. Principles of Pediatric Nursing helps students visualise how to care for children and understand the ways caring for pediatric patients is similar to, and different from, adult patients.
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Develop clinical-reasoning skills for today and tomorrow.
As nursing practice continues to develop in response to current health care needs, students must not only learn what helps them to provide safe, effective, and excellent care today—they must also develop and hone their clinical judgment for the future.
Identify the unique health care needs of children
After the foundational chapters, the book is organised by body systems to facilitate the reader’s ability to locate information, focus studying, and prepare for clinical experiences with children and families. By organising around the body system instead of developmental stage, faculty can teach pediatrics in integrated/short courses without redundancy of topics.
Health Promotion features help illustrate opportunities for health promotion for children with health conditions.
Families Want to Know features discuss how to involve the family in the child's care and show the type of information nurses need to provide to families.
Growth and development considerations and physical assessment are central to the effective practice of pediatric nursing. In addition to a separate chapter devoted to each area, these topics are integrated where appropriate in narrative, growth and development boxes, figures, and captions.
Effective communication with children is challenging because they communicate differently, according to their developmental levels. This book integrates communication skills by applied examples that help the student to communicate effectively with children, their families, and other health professionals.
Safety Alerts! call out the information that nurses need to maintain patient safety. Many of the alerts are based on the work of the Joint Commission and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project.
Visualise health conditions
Nurse's Role in Care of the Child: Hospital, Community, and Home
Family-Centered Care and Cultural Considerations
Genetic and Genomic Influences
Growth and Development
Introduction to Health Promotion and Maintenance
Health Promotion and Maintenance for the Newborn and Infant
Health Promotion and Maintenance for the Toddler and Preschooler
Health Promotion and Maintenance for the School-Age Child and Adolescent
Nursing Considerations for the Child in the Community
Nursing Considerations for the Hospitalized Child
The Child with a Chronic Condition
The Child with a Life-Threatening Condition and End-of-Life Care
Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
Pain Assessment and Management in Children
Immunizations and Communicable Diseases
Social and Environmental Influences on the Child
Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Balance
Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function
Alterations in Respiratory Function
Alterations in Cardiovascular Function
Alterations in Immune Function
Alterations in Hematologic Function
The Child with Cancer
Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
Alterations in Genitourinary Function
Alterations in Neurologic Function
Alterations in Mental Health and Cognition
Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function
Alterations in Endocrine and Metabolic Function
Alterations in Skin Integrity
Appendix A: Physical Growth Charts
Appendix B: Blood Pressure Tables
Appendix C: Dietary Reference Intakes
Appendix D: Selected Pediatric Laboratory Values
Appendix E: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Appendix F: Body Surface Nomogram
Appendix G: Conversions and Equations