Children and Young People s Nursing Skills at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration children s nursing students. Highly visual, each clinical skill is covered in a two-page spread, with superb colour illustrations accompanied by clear informative text. Providing up to date, evidence-based information on a wide range of clinical skills that are required by today s children s nurses, this comprehensive and accessible text makes it easy for the reader to grasp the fundamentals in order to meet the care needs of the child and family, both in the hospital and community setting. Structured around the key systems of the body, the book is divided into sixteen sections, and covers all the essential clinical skills, including: * Principles of assessment * Communication * Record keeping * Drug calculations and administration * Safeguarding * Care planning * Respiratory and cardiac care * Gastrointestinal care * ECG reading and interpretation * Neurological assessment * Musculoskeletal care.
Aimed at both student nurses and those newly qualified, Children and Young People s Nursing Skills at a Glance provides need to know, rapid information to ensure safe and effective clinical practice.
Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming is Head of Department for Nursing (Children s, Learning Disability and Mental Health) and Social Work, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK. Deborah Martin is Senior Lecturer Children s Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
Contributors, xx Preface, xx Part 1 Assessing children-principles 1 Initial assessment- Subjective 2 History Taking 3 Principles of Systematic Assessment 4 Communication 5 Developmental considerations 6 Informed Consent 7 Safeguarding 8 Family centred care 9 Record keeping 10 Planning Care Part 2 Assessment of the child-Objective data 11 Airway and breathing 12 Circulatory Assessment 13 Measuring blood pressure 14 Assessment of pain 15 Moving and Handling 16 Measuring temperature 17 Weight, BMI, Height/length & head circumference 18 Blood Glucose Monitoring 19 Peak Expiratory Flow 20 Skin integrity 21 Pulse Oximetry Part 3 Drug administration 22 Principles of drug administration 23 Drug calculations 24 Administration of medication 25 Inhaled drug administration 26 Intranasal diamorphine 27 Intravenous fluid administration Part 4 Respiratory 28 Spirometry 29 Peak Expiratory Flow 30 Arterial Blood gas sampling 31 Oxygen administration 32 Suctioning 33 Tracheostomy Care 34 Non-invasive Ventilation 35 Underwater seal drain Part 5 Gastrointestinal 36 Infant feeding 37 Breastfeeding 38 Formula feeding 39 Insertion of naso gastric and naso jejunal tube 40 Nasogastric tube feeding 41 Gastrostomy feeding Part 6 Renal 42 Urine Collection 43 Catheter Insertion 44 Catheter Care Part 7 Neurological 45 Neurological Assessment in Children 46 Preparation for Lumbar Puncture Part 8 Musculoskeletal 47 Neurovascular assessment 48 Care of a cast 49 Skin traction Part 9 Skin 50 Steristrip application 51 Wet Wrapping Part 10 Cardiac 52 12 Lead Electrocardiography 53 3 Lead Electrocardiography Part 11 Pre and post operative care 54 Pre-operative care and transfer to theatre 55 Post-operative Recovery Part 12 Emergency Care 56 Basic Life Support 57 Airway obstruction 58 Advanced resuscitation of the infant and child 59 Transfer of the Critically Ill Child Part 13 Newborn 60 Phototherapy 61 Care of the Umbilicus Part 14 Infection Control 62 Hand Washing 63 Aseptic Non Touch Technique Part 15 Haematology 64 Obtaining blood samples 65 Transfusion of Blood and blood components 66 Cannulation Part 16 End of Life Care 67 Care of the dying child 68 Care after death Index