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1st Edition

Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People

ISBN 9780340974193
Published November 27, 2009 by Routledge
704 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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