Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People

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Clinical skills are essential to the practice of nursing. Learning these skills requires a wealth of both factual knowledge and technical expertise. This comprehensive skills text supplements practical teaching by describing clinical skills in the style of a tutor teaching at the bedside. Each chapter presents the essential skills for practice in a step-by-step format alongside an evidence-based rationale , anticipating common problems and suggesting practical solutions. The accompanying website provides reading lists, self-assessment questions, and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter. This book is essential reading for all students nurses on the child branch, as well as qualified pediatric nurses. It is also relevant to anyone assessing and planning care for an infant, child, or young person on the ward, clinic, or in the community. This book and its website enable the reader who may be learning care processes or mastering advanced skills to make the transition from learner to hands-on-nurse as smoothy as possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340974193
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Glasper, Professor of Children and Young Peoples Nursing, University of Southampton, UK
Marion Aylott , Clinovia, UK

Cathryn Battrick, Matron for Child Health, Southampton General Hosptial, UK

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Table of Contents

Contributors viii

Foreword x

Preface xi

How to use this book and website xii

1 Key concepts in undertaking clinical procedures with children and young people

A Elements to consider before performing clinical nursing procedures Alan Glasper Diane Gow 1

B Fundamental infection control techniques required for all procedures: using aseptic non-touch technique Naomi Watson 12

2 Clinical holding of children and young people Maria Brenner Colman Noctor 18

3 Safeguarding children and young people Deirdre Kelleher 26

4 Communicating with children, young people and their families Alan Glasper 40

5 Promoting family health in contemporary healthcare Margaret Fergus Palo Almond Colleen Baker Donna Forbes Lyn Wilson 52

6 Planning and assessing the care of children and young people Alan Glasper Gill McEwing 63

7 Play provision for children in hospital Katy Weaver Joanna Groves 72

8 Manual handling for children and young people's nursing Marion Aylott 89

9 Assessment and vital signs: A comprehensive review Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming 109

10 Medicines administration Carol Hall 148

11 Undertaking emergency life support Jan Heath 167

12 Caring for personal hygiene needs Joanna Himsworth 188

13 Providing optimum nutrition and hydration Rachel Howe Donna Forbes Colleen Baker 203

14 Promoting children's continence

A Enuresis Diane Atwill Mary Booy Lubna Ezad 220

B Childhood constipation Susan Slater-Smith 229

15 Delivering pre- and postoperative care Des Cawley John Larkin 242

16 Elimination: non-invasive renal care Jane Willock 259

17 Pain assessment and management Lizzie Dickin Helen Green 277

18 Administration of blood and blood products Diana Agacy-Cowell 295

19 Skin health care

A Normal skin function and managing common skin conditions Di Keeton 312

B Managing pressure ulcer risk in healthcare settings Jane Willock 324

20 The management of the child with an allergy Rosie King 328

21 Non-invasive respiratory therapy

A Aerosol therapy Marion Aylott 342

B Oxygen therapy Marion Aylott 357

22 Tracheostomy care Marion Aylott 371

23 Caring for the child requiring long-term ventilation Naomi Campbell 391

24 Invasive monitoring Jane Shebwell 408

25 Invasive respiratory therapy Sue Robson 429

26 Invasive cardiovascular support Sue Laker 447

27 Caring for children suffering from burn injuries Shirin Pomeroy 463

28 Transporting and transferring sick children and young people Jill Thistlthwaite 481

29 Neonatal care Sandie Skinner 502

30 Managing children and young people with mental health problems Colman Noctor 518

31 Developing child oncology skills Michelle Wright Caroline Langford 531

32 Orthopaedic skills Alan Glasper Jane McConochie 549

33 Care of the child with spinal injury Karen O'Donnell 566

34 Venesection, cannulation and the care of children requiring IV infusions

Cannulation and venesection Joanne Harvey Sarah Chalk Naomi Watson 590

Peripheral intravenous therapy Janet Kelsey 601

35 Caring for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions Helen Bennett Liz Hopper 608

36 Emotional aspects of end of life care Helen Bennett Liz Hopper 616

37 Developing your skills as a mentor. A guide for newly qualified practitioners Sylvia Buckingham Alan Glasper 624

38 Providing and delivering information to children and their families Alan Glasper Cath Battrick 634

Index 647

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