Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children. Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

  • ID: 2223895
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Assessment and monitoring are fundamental aspects of the care of the acutely ill child, especially in high dependency areas and critical care units. Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children is a practical, introductory guide which provides detailed information on assessment and monitoring techniques, including physical assessment, physiological monitoring and an appraisal of additional assessment tools to enable practitioners to develop effective skills.

The book adopts a physical systems approach, discusses assessment strategies and tools (starting with the least invasive and moving to the more complex) and examines how to analyse and apply the information to provide ongoing care. Each chapter explores physical assessment and examination whilst maintaining the focus on the child and the family.

Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children assumes no prior knowledge, and provides the knowledge and skills needed to underpin decision–making and provide effective evidence–based care. This is an invaluable resource for all health care practitioners involved in caring for children.

Key Features:

Explores assessment and monitoring of children from 0 16 years
Draws upon National Service Frameworks and clinical practice guidelines
Adopts a system by system approach
Provides knowledge and skills needed to underpin decision–making and provide effective evidence–based care
Includes hints on trouble–shooting and gaining the child and family s co–operation
Includes case studies and suggested further reading

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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Respiratory Assessment.

Chapter 3 Respiratory Monitoring.

Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Assessment.

Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Monitoring.

Chapter 6 Neurological Assessment.

Chapter 7 Acute Neurological Assessment and Monitoring.

Chapter 8 Gastro–intestinal System and Abdomen.

Chapter 9 Nutrition.

Chapter 10 Fluid and Electrolytes.

Chapter 11 Head and Neck.

Chapter 12 Musculoskeletal Assessment.

Chapter 13 Temperature Monitoring.

Chapter 14 Comfort and Hygiene

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Diana Fergusson
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