English | ISBN: 1405151765 | 2008 | 360 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Nursing the Highly Dependent Child or Infant: A Manual of Careprovides an accessible and clinical guide to the caring for theacutely ill child. It provides guidance on the specific nursingskills required to care for children and infants who require a′step up′ level of care from those on the general paediatric wardor a ′step down′ level of care on discharge from neonatal orpaediatric critical care facilities.
Chapters follow a general systems approach, covering themes such asrespiratory care, renal care and cardiac care as well as coveringspecialities such as neuro-trauma, burns and transportation of theacutely ill infant or child. Other areas explored include pain andsedation, monitoring and meeting the nutritional needs of thehighly dependent child or infant.
Each chapter provides an overview of the anatomy & physiology,guidance on assessment and monitoring, and outlines effectivenursing care and management guidance. Case studies are providedthroughout as well as information on common drug infusions, feedingguidelines and APLS/NALS algorithms.