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Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology. An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

  • ID: 4520753
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Fundamentals of Children s Applied Pathophysiology introduces nursing and healthcare students to the pathophysiology of the child, and offers an applied full–colour visual approach throughout. Explaining the anatomy of the human body, and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology, it enables the reader to develop the understanding, knowledge, and skills required to know how to respond and provide safe and effective high–quality care to children and their families.

Key features:

  • Written by an experienced author team
  • Filled with superb full–colour illustrations
  • Packed with learning features, including key words, test–your–knowledge, exercises, further reading, and learning outcomes
  • Includes case studies to help readers understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice
  • Contains links to clinical observations, vital signs to look out for, investigations boxes, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, and medication alerts

Fundamentals of Children′s Applied Pathophysiology is an ideal book for pre–registration nursing students, including child and adult nurses, as well as for all healthcare professionals who come into contact with children and their families.

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Chapter 1 The cell and body tissue

Chapter 2 Genetics

Chapter 3 Cancer

Chapter 4 Homeostasis

Chapter 5 Inflammation, immune response and healing

Chapter 6 Shock

Chapter 7 Pain and pain management

Chapter 8 Disorders of the nervous system

Chapter 9 Disorders of the cardiac system

Chapter 10 Disorders of the respiratory system

Chapter 11 Disorders of the endocrine system

Chapter 12 Disorders of the digestive system

Chapter 13 Disorders of the renal system

Chapter 14 Disorders of the reproductive systems

Chapter 15 Disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Chapter 16 Disorders of the skin

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Elizabeth Gormley–Fleming
Ian Peate
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