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.
- 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
Elizabeth Gormley–Fleming is Head of Department for Nursing (Children′s, Learning Disability and Mental Health) and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Ian Peate OBE FRCN is Visiting Professor of Nursing, Editor–in–Chief of the British Journal of Nursing, and Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar.