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Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People

1st Edition

Edited by Alan Glasper, Marion Aylott, Cath Battrick


704 pages

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Paperback: 9780340974193
pub: 2009-11-27
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Clinical skills are essential to the practice of nursing and learning these skills requires a wealth of both factual knowledge and technical expertise. Supplementing practical teaching, Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People is a comprehensive skills text that describes clinical skills in the style of a tutor teaching at the bedside. Each chapter presents the essential skills for practice in a step-by-step format alongside an evidence-based rationale—anticipating common problems and suggesting practical solutions.

The book is essential reading for all student nurses working with child patients, as well as qualified paediatric nurses. It is also relevant to anyone assessing and planning care for an infant, child, or young person on the ward, clinic, or in the community. An accompanying website provides further reading lists, self-assessment questions, and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter.

From fundamental care processes to advanced nursing skills, the book and website enables readers to make a smooth transition from learner to hands-on-nurse.

Table of Contents

Key Concepts in Undertaking Clinical Procedures with Children and Young People

Clinical Holding of Children and Young People

Safeguarding Children and Young People across the Age Continuum

Communicating with Children and Young People in a Multicultural Healthcare Environment

Promoting Family Health in Contemporary Healthcare

Planning And Assessing the Care of Children and Young People

Using Play in Healthcare Environments

Fundamentals of Moving and Handling Children and Young People in Healthcare Settings

Assessment and Vital Signs: A Comprehensive Review

Medicines Administration

Undertaking Emergency Life Support

Personal Hygiene

Providing Optimum Nutrition and Hydration

Promoting Children's Continence

Delivering Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Elimination: Non-Invasive Renal Care

Pain Assessment And Management

Administration of Blood and Blood Products

Skin Health Care

The Management of the Child with an Allergy

Non Invasive Respiratory Therapy

Tracheostomy Care

Caring for the Child Requiring Long-Term Ventilation

Invasive Monitoring

Invasive Respiratory Therapy

Invasive Cardiovascular Support

Caring for Children with Renal Disease

Caring for Children Suffering From Burn Injuries

Transporting and Transferring Sick Children and Young People

Neonatal Care

Managing Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems

Developing Child Oncology Skills

Orthopaedic Skills

Care of the Child with Spinal Injury

Venesection, Cannulation and the Care of Children Requiring IV Infusions

Caring for Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

Emotional Aspects of End of Life Care

Developing Your Skills as a Mentor

Developing Skills to Enhance the Quality of Care to Children, Young People and Their Families

About the Editors

Alan Glasper, Professor of Children and Young Peoples Nursing, University of Southampton, UK
Marion Aylott , Clinovia, UK

Cathryn Battrick, Matron for Child Health, Southampton General Hosptial, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General