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Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology: A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students




Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology: A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Ian Peate (Editor), Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-62502-6 November 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 528 Pages


When caring for the well or ill child, recognising and responding to their anatomical and physiological differences is essential. Fundamentals of Children’s Anatomy and Physiology provides child nursing students and registered nurses with a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the child’s body, plus clinical applications throughout to demonstrate how the concepts relate to real-life nursing.  Each chapter lists learning outcomes and
includes clinical considerations, body maps, a range of high-quality illustrations and test-your-knowledge questions.  The book is also accompanied by a companion website with further self-assessment and quizzes.

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About the companion website

Chapter 1 The child in society: enhancing health and wellbeing
Lisa Whiting and Mary Donnelly

Chapter 2 Homeostasis
Mary Brady

Chapter 3 Scientific principles
Peter S. Vickers

Chapter 4 The cell
Peter S. Vickers

Chapter 5 Genetics
Peter S. Vickers

Chapter 6 Tissues
Peter S. Vickers

Chapter 7 The immune system
Alison Mosenthal

Chapter 8 Blood
Peter S. Vickers

Chapter 9 The cardiac system
Sheila Roberts

Chapter 10 The respiratory system
Elizabeth Akers

Chapter 11 The endocrine system
Julia Petty

Chapter 12 The digestive system and nutrition
Joanne Outteridge

Chapter 13 The renal system
Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming

Chapter 14 The reproductive systems
Ann L. Bevan

Chapter 15 The nervous system
Petra Brown

Chapter 16 The muscular system
Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming

Chapter 17 The skeletal system
Debbie Martin

Chapter 18 The senses
Joanne Outteridge

Chapter 19 The skin
Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming

Self-assessment answers


Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology companion website


- Over 150 interactive multiple choice questions

- 'Label the diagram' flashcards

- Glossary of terms used in each chapter