Nursing Care of Children: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition

Nursing Care of Children, Principles and PracticeBy

  • Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Coordinator, Nursing of Infants and Children, Curry College, Milton, MA
  • Kristine Nelson, RN, MN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Tarrant County College Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs.

New to This Edition

  • Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care.
  • Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children.
  • Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings.
  • Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use.
  • Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing.
  • Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.

Key Features

  • 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.

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