Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Childrens and Young Peoples Nursing

Paperback | October 12, 2012

EditorPaula Dawson, Louise Cook, Laura-Jane Holliday

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Children's nurses are faced with unique challenges when undertaking clinical skills, adapting their knowledge and practice for the physical and developmental age of their patients. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing is a practical guide to both themost basic and the increasingly complex elements of caring for the health needs of children and young people. Focusing on the key principles underpinning all elements of care, it provides a solid, evidence-based framework which practitioners can use to develop their clinical knowledge, skills, andattitudes. It systematically covers the body systems and the clinical skills relating to them, and includes additional tips and suggested courses of action when encountering difficulties with a procedure, with practical advice from current practitioners. Written by experienced children's nurses working eitherwithin clinical paediatric settings or as educators in the field, this handbook is an essential, quick, and reliable practice reference tool for any clinical setting.

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Children's nurses are faced with unique challenges when undertaking clinical skills, adapting their knowledge and practice for the physical and developmental age of their patients. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing is a practical guide to both themost basic and the increasingly complex ele...

Paula Dawson trained as a general nurse at the Nightingale School, St. Thomas' Hospital in London, and as a children's nurse at the Nottingham School of Nursing. She has held a range of clinical, managerial, practice development, and educational roles both in the UK and overseas in a career spanning over 25 years. She is committed to ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199593469

ISBN - 13:9780199593460

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Table of Contents

1. The principles of patient assessment2. The principles applying to clinical skills and procedures3. Communication4. Assessing the child and young person5. Personal hygiene and comfort6. Play7. Infection control8. Drug administration9. Intravenous care10. Care of the perioperative patient11. Emergency and high dependency12. Respiratory system13. Cardiovascular system14. Neurological system15. Gastrointestinal system16. Genitourinary system17. Musculoskeletal system18. Wound care19. Ear, nose, and throat system20. Ophthalmology21. Dermatology22. Endocrinology23. Haematology and immune system