When caring for the well or ill child, recognising and responding to their anatomical and physiological differences is essential. Fundamentals of Children s Anatomy and Physiology provides child nursing students and registered nurses with a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the child s body, plus clinical applications throughout to demonstrate how the concepts relate to real-life nursing. Each chapter lists learning outcomes and includes clinical considerations, body maps, a range of high-quality illustrations and test-your-knowledge questions. The book is also accompanied by a companion website with further self-assessment and quizzes.
About the series Contributors Preface Acknowledgements How to use your textbook About the companion website Chapter 1 The child in society: enhancing health and wellbeing Lisa Whiting and Mary Donnelly Chapter 2 Homeostasis Mary Brady Chapter 3 Scientific principles Peter S. Vickers Chapter 4 The cell Peter S. Vickers Chapter 5 Genetics Peter S. Vickers Chapter 6 Tissues Peter S. Vickers Chapter 7 The immune system Alison Mosenthal Chapter 8 Blood Peter S. Vickers Chapter 9 The cardiac system Sheila Roberts Chapter 10 The respiratory system Elizabeth Akers Chapter 11 The endocrine system Julia Petty Chapter 12 The digestive system and nutrition Joanne Outteridge Chapter 13 The renal system Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming Chapter 14 The reproductive systems Ann L. Bevan Chapter 15 The nervous system Petra Brown Chapter 16 The muscular system Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming Chapter 17 The skeletal system Debbie Martin Chapter 18 The senses Joanne Outteridge Chapter 19 The skin Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming Self-assessment answers Index