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This leading pediatric nursing textbook owes its success to scrupulous accuracy, current research, and a highly readable style. The new edition, packed with full color, many special features, and the most comprehensive package available, maintains the high standards established by previous editions. A new chapter on community-based nursing care of children has been added to address this increasingly important health care arena. The first part of the book on child development and health promotion lays the foundation for understanding later chapters on specific health problems - organized by age groups and body systems. The nursing process is used to format major diseases, disorders, and conditions. Today's students will find the book's appearance highly appealing with superior illustrations and a beautiful full-color design throughout, making key information in the text easy to find.
  • Emergency Treatment boxes provide quick reference for critical situations
  • Cultural Awareness boxes highlight variations in beliefs and practices affecting child care
  • A free CD-ROM features critical thinking questions, case studies, nursing care plans, assessment tools, and more!
  • Format utilises the nursing process to present nursing care for major diseases and disorders
  • Guidelines boxes throughout the text provide students with step-by-step instructions on performing specific skills or procedures
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter guide the students approach to learning
  • Key Points at the end of each chapter help students review and learn important concepts

  • (Includes FREE CD-ROM and MERLIN website

    Spanish version of 4th edition also available, ISBN: 84-8086-141-X

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780323009898
    Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
    Publication date: 09/01/2000
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 1350
    Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 11.34(h) x 2.11(d)

    Table of Contents

    UNIT I: CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE NURSE · Perspectives of Pediatric Nursing · Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family · Family Influences on Child Health Promotion · Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion · Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion · UNIT II: ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILD AND FAMILY · Communication and Health Assessment of the Child and Family · Physical and Developmental Assessment of the Child · UNIT III: THE NEWBORN · Health Promotion of the Newborn and Family · Health Problems of Newborns · UNIT IV: INFANCY · Health Promotion of the Infant and Family · Health Problems of Infants · UNIT V: EARLY CHILDHOOD · Health Promotion of the Toddler and Family · Health Promotion of the Preschooler and Family · Health Problems of Toddlers and Preschoolers · UNIT VI: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE · Health Promotion of the School-Age Child and Family · Health Promotion of the Adolescent and Family · Health Problems of School-Age Children and Adolescents · UNIT VII: THE CHILD AND FAMILY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS · Impact of Chronic Illness, Disability, or Death on the Child and Family · Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family · Family-Centered Home Care · UNIT VIII: IMPACT OF HOSPITALIZATION ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY · Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization · Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions · UNIT IX: THE CHILD WITH PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE TRANSFER OF OXYGEN AND NUTRIENTS · The Child with Respiratory Dysfunction · The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction · UNIT X: THE CHILD WITH PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE PRODUCTION AND CIRCULATION OF BLOOD · The Child with Cardiovascular Dysfunction · The Child with Hematologic or Immunologic Dysfunction · UNIT XI: THE CHILD WITH DISTURBANCE OF REGULATORY MECHANISMS · The Child with Genitourinary Dysfunction · The Child with Cerebral Dysfunction · The Child with Endocrine Dysfunction · The Child with Integumentary Dysfunction · UNIT XII: THE CHILD WITH A PROBLEM THAT INTERFERES WITH PHYSICAL MOBILITY · The Child with Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction · The Child with Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction · Appendixes · A. Family Assessment · B. Patterns of Inheritance · C. Developmental/Sensory Assessment · D. Growth Measurements · E. Common Laboratory Tests · F. Recommended Daily Dietary Requirements · G. NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses · H. Translations of FACES Pain Rating Scale

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