Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing)

Editat de Paula Dawson, Louise Cook, Laura-Jane Holliday, Helen Reddy
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 19 Jul 2012
Written and reviewed by recognized clinical experts Concise and comprehensive with diagrams to aid understanding of key concepts and procedures Covers specific step-by-step details of how clinical nursing care can be delivered Provides practical advice specifically on how to give child and family-centred care Includes additional tips and possible courses of action for when difficulties with a procedure are encountered 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 the most 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, and attitudes. 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 either within clinical paediatric settings or as educators in the field, this handbook is an essential, quick, and reliable practice reference tool for any clinical setting. Readership: Children's nursing students on pre-registration diploma, degree, and masters level degree programmes; registered children's nurses at staff nurse, advanced, specialist level and charge nurse/sister level; registered nurses undertaking post-registration education programmes; healthcare workers who encounter children, young people, and their families in their professional roles; nurses working in the voluntary and private sectors; and other healthcare students.
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ISBN-13: 9780199593460
ISBN-10: 0199593469
Pagini: 648
Ilustrații: 21 black-and-white line drawings and 9 black-and-white halftones
Dimensiuni: 103 x 181 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


This book would be of benefit to all nursing students and nursing staff working with children and young people whether based on general paediatric or specialist paediatric wards or general to intensive care settings.

Notă biografică

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 the pursuit of excellent, person-centred, and evidence-based care with a focus on the unique and essential role of the nurse in themulti-disciplinary team.Louise Cook attained her first degree in Psychology and Sociology (BA Honours) from the University of Leeds before going on to train as a children's nurse at the University of Nottingham. She worked for seven years within acute hospital trusts in Nottingham before joining the University of Nottingham as a full time lecturer in Child Health. She lectures on a wide range of topics including her specialist interest areas of cleft and wound care and is heavily involved in the teaching ofevidence-based clinical skills to undergraduate nursing students.Laura-Jane Holliday trained as a Children's Nurse, obtaining an Undergraduate Masters in Nursing Science Degree at the University of Nottingham. Her previous clinical experience includes children's medical, neuro-medicine, and cardiology and she continues to work on a children's medical and respiratory ward. She is a Practitioner Health Lecturer in children's nursing at the University of Nottingham and a preceptorship development nurse, working within the practice development team for theChildren's Hospital, Nottingham. Her interests encompass reducing the theory-practice gap, progressing and teaching of clinical skills, and practice and staff development.Helen Reddy qualified as a children's nurse in 1998 from Demontford University. She has benefited greatly from her experiences at Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, working in both general and intensive care areas. Helen's chosen area of speciality, children's neurosciences, has provided her with a fascinating mix of neurological, neurosurgical, and neuro-oncological expertise. In more recent years as aPractitioner Health Lecturer in Child Health she has developed her teaching and academic skills, focusing on clinical skills teaching in particular.


1: The principles of patient assessment 2: The principles applying to clinical skills and procedures 3: Communication 4: Assessing the child and young person 5: Personal hygiene and comfort 6: Play 7: Infection control 8: Drug administration 9: Intravenous care 10: Care of the perioperative patient 11: Emergency and high dependency 12: Respiratory system 13: Cardiovascular system 14: Neurological system 15: Gastrointestinal system 16: Genitourinary system 17: Musculoskeletal system 18: Wound care 19: Ear, nose, and throat system 20: Ophthalmology 21: Dermatology 22: Endocrinology 23: Haematology and immune system