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Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance

Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance

Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming (Editor), Deborah Martin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-07853-1 April 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 152 Pages

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Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration children’s nursing students. Highly visual, each clinical skill is covered in a two-page spread, with superb colour illustrations accompanied by clear informative text.

Providing up to date, evidence-based information on a wide range of clinical skills that are required by today’s children’s nurses, this comprehensive and accessible text makes it easy for the reader to grasp the fundamentals in order to meet the care needs of the child and family, both in the hospital and community setting.  Structured around the key systems of the body, the book is divided into sixteen sections, and covers all the essential clinical skills, including:

  • Principles of assessment
  • Communication
  • Record keeping
  • Drug calculations and administration
  • Safeguarding
  • Care planning
  • Respiratory and cardiac care
  • Gastrointestinal care
  • ECG reading and interpretation
  • Neurological assessment
  • Musculoskeletal care.

Aimed at both student nurses and those newly qualified, Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a Glance provides need to know, rapid information to ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

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Contributors ix

Preface x

Assessing children: Principles

1 Initial assessment: subjective 2

2 History taking 4

3 Principles of systematic assessment 6

4 Communication 8

5 Developmental considerations 10

6 Informed consent 12

7 Safeguarding 14

8 Family-centred care 16

9 Record keeping 18

10 Planning care 20

Assessment of the child: Objective data

11 Airway and breathing 22

12 Circulatory assessment 24

13 Measuring blood pressure 26

14 Assessment of pain 28

15 Moving and handling 30

16 Measuring temperature 32

17 Weight, BMI, height/length and head circumference 34

18 Blood glucose monitoring 36

19 Skin integrity 38

20 Pulse oximetry 40

Drug administration

21 Principles of drug administration 42

22 Drug calculations 44

23 Administration of medication 46

24 Inhaled drug administration 48

25 Intranasal diamorphine 50

26 Intravenous fluid administration 52

Respiratory

27 Spirometry 54

28 Peak expiratory flow 56

29 Arterial blood gas sampling 58

30 Oxygen administration 60

31 Suctioning 62

32 Tracheostomy care 64

33 Non-invasive ventilation 66

34 Underwater seal drain 68

Gastrointestinal

35 Infant feeding 70

36 Breastfeeding 72

37 Formula feeding 74

38 Insertion of nasogastric and nasojejunal tubes 76

39 Nasogastric tube feeding 78

40 Gastrostomy feeding 80

Renal

41 Urine collection 82

42 Catheter insertion 84

43 Catheter care 86

Neurological

44 Neurological assessment in children 88

45 Preparation for lumbar puncture 90

Musculoskeletal

46 Neurovascular assessment 92

47 Care of a cast 94

48 Skin traction 96

Skin

49 SteriStrip™ application 98

50 Wet wrapping in atopic eczema 100

Cardiac

51 12-lead electrocardiography 102

52 3-lead electrocardiography 104

Pre- and post-operative care

53 Pre-operative care and transfer to theatre 106

54 Post-operative recovery 108

Emergency Care

55 Basic life support (BLS) 110

56 Advanced resuscitation of the infant and child 112

57 Transfer of the critically ill child 114

Newborn

58 Phototherapy 116

59 Care of the umbilicus 118

Infection control

60 Hand washing 120

61 Aseptic non-touch technique 122

Haematology

62 Obtaining blood samples 124

63 Transfusion of blood and blood components 126

64 Cannulation 129

End-of-life care

65 Care of the dying child 132

66 Care after death 134

Index 13