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Pediatric Home Care

Pediatric Home Care

by Wendy Votroubek, Julie L. Townsend
     
 

Contents: DISCHARGE PLANNING ISSUES
• Discharge Planning
• Health History, Interviewing, Nursing Process, Care Plan, and Documentation
• Financing Pediatric Home Care
• A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO HOME CARE
• Alterations in Neurological Function
• Alterations in Respiratory Function
• Alterations in

Overview

Contents: DISCHARGE PLANNING ISSUES
• Discharge Planning
• Health History, Interviewing, Nursing Process, Care Plan, and Documentation
• Financing Pediatric Home Care
• A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO HOME CARE
• Alterations in Neurological Function
• Alterations in Respiratory Function
• Alterations in Cardiac Function
• Alterations in Metabolic Functions
• Alterations in Endocrine Function
• Alterations in Renal Function
• Impairment of the Musculoskeletal System
• Impairment of the Hematopoietic System
• Care of the Terminally Ill Child
• DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES IN THE HOME
• Cognitive Development
• Motor Development
• Communication Interventions
• Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Interventions
• Educational Options
• FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS
• The Parents' Perspective on Pediatric Home Care
• Stress Tolerance
• Future Issues in Pediatric Home Care

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robin B. Ohlinger, MSN, RN (Medical University of South Carolina)
Description: This is an interesting second edition of a book on pediatric home care that covers the transition of pediatric care from hospital to home by discussing each system thoroughly and including charts, care plans, teaching tools, and medication charts.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a reference and a textbook as student nurses venture out or are pushed into the community. The information in this book is needed by nurses and case managers now. The book largely meets its objectives.
Audience: Targeted for student nurses whose education is community focused, and nurses and practitioners who care for pediatric patients in hospitals and in the home, the book will be very useful to parents as well, and will serve as a reference to all for the optimal care of children. The editors and contributors are credible experts in the pediatrics field.
Features: The book includes numerous care plans, teaching plans, charts, and medication sheets to provide a variety of facts for the nurse in relation to each system. The references are voluminous, pertinent, and up-to-date. The table of contents is thorough and descriptive. The appendixes are useful in moving past the general information.
Assessment: This is an excellent book that needs to be in nursing school libraries and bookstores. There is currently no comparable book providing this level of thorough and complete information. The tables, charts, and care plans enhance the information the editors provide on a wide scope of pediatric diseases and problems. This second edition has added more chapters and contributors. Most importantly, it is a good reference for parents.
5 Stars! from Doody
Robin B. Ohlinger
This is an interesting second edition of a book on pediatric home care that covers the transition of pediatric care from hospital to home by discussing each system thoroughly and including charts, care plans, teaching tools, and medication charts. The purpose is to serve as a reference and a textbook as student nurses venture out or are pushed into the community. The information in this book is needed by nurses and case managers now. The book largely meets its objectives. Targeted for student nurses whose education is community focused, and nurses and practitioners who care for pediatric patients in hospitals and in the home, the book will be very useful to parents as well, and will serve as a reference to all for the optimal care of children. The editors and contributors are credible experts in the pediatrics field. The book includes numerous care plans, teaching plans, charts, and medication sheets to provide a variety of facts for the nurse in relation to each system. The references are voluminous, pertinent, and up-to-date. The table of contents is thorough and descriptive. The appendixes are useful in moving past the general information. This is an excellent book that needs to be in nursing school libraries and bookstores. There is currently no comparable book providing this level of thorough and complete information. The tables, charts, and care plans enhance the information the editors provide on a wide scope of pediatric diseases and problems. This second edition has added more chapters and contributors. Most importantly, it is a good reference for parents.
Booknews
Sections describe common pediatric illnesses by body system, then set out nursing care plans for each case. Plans include diagnosis, defining characteristics, goals, intervention, rationale, and expected outcomes. Chapters also cover topics such as discharge planning; financing pediatric home care; care of the high-risk infant, post-transplant, and terminally ill child; cognitive and motor development; child care and education programs; and stress tolerance. Specific guidelines for various healthcare procedures are included throughout the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834208841
Publisher:
Jones & Barlett Learning
Publication date:
08/26/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
591
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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