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Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing - Michaela Dixon

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing

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The needs of critically ill children are unique and highly specialized. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is an essential manual of care and an invaluable resource to all those involved in the care of critically ill children and young people. Covering all the key aspects of pediatric intensive care, it is a fully comprehensive textbook which provides an evidence-based and up-to-date guide for all nurses who work with critically ill children.

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is divided into four user-friendly sections:

  • The first section looks at the general background of paediatric intensive care
  • Section two employs a systems approach, with each chapter focusing on a specific disease and following the same framework. This includes treating children with cardiac conditions, acute neurological dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions
  • Section three looks at the essential care of managing pain relief, transportation needs and treating wounds
  • The final section explores the holistic aspects of nursing - nutrition and fluid management, infection control issues, safeguarding children and spirituality and bereavement

Written by a team of experts in the field, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is indispensable reading for nurses and health care professionals working with critically ill children.

?Written by a team of experts in the field, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is indispensable reading for nurses and health care professionals working with critically ill children.?  (Newbooks.lib.ntu.edu.tw,5 May 2014)

?The strengths are the systematic and logical approach that this textbook takes in order to enhance knowledge and understanding. Within the essential care section the chapters on Nutrition and Fluid Management and Management of Pain and Sedation are both really good and clearly link important aspects of paediatric care and management.?  (Nursing Times, 19 February 2014)

?The book is reasonably priced considering the vast amount of information it covers and it is a must read for all PICU nurses.?  (Nursing Children and Young People, 1 April 2013)

 

List of Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Section 1: Introduction to Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 1

1 Introduction to Children's Intensive Care 3
Dave Clarke

2 Assessment and Management of the Critically Ill Child/Resuscitation 11
Mark Fores and Doreen Crawford

3 Physiological Monitoring of Infants and Children in the Intensive Care Unit 22
Michaela Dixon and Debra Teasdale

Section 2: Systems Approach 33

4 Care of an Infant or Child with a Respiratory Illness and/or the Need for Respiratory Support 35
Michaela Dixon

5 Care of an Infant or Child with a Cardiac Condition or Disease 102
Sandra Batcheler and Michaela Dixon

6 Care of the Infant or Child in Renal Failure 169
Ben Harvey and Doreen Crawford

7 Care of the Infant or Child with Acute Neurological Dysfunction 188
Michaela Dixon

8 Care of an Infant or Child with Gastrointestinal or Endocrine Dysfunction 215
Doreen Crawford and Michaela Dixon

9 Care of a Child with Musculoskeletal Injury 250
Mark Fores and Doreen Crawford

10 Care of the Infant or Child with Thermal Injury 273
Jane Leaver and Clare Thomas

11 Care of the Child with Cancer 284
Karen Selwood, Caroline Langford and Michelle Wright

Section 3: Essential Care 301

12 Nutrition and Fluid Management 303
Doreen Crawford

13 Management of Pain and Sedation in Intensive Care 318
Doreen Crawford and Michaela Dixon

14 Managing Skin Integrity, Wound Healing and Care 338
Doreen Crawford

15 Transportation of the Critically Ill Infant or Child 349
Alison Oliver and Michaela Dixon

Section 4: Holistic Care 359

16 Care of the Family 361
Doreen Crawford and Peter McNee

17 Spiritual Care and Bereavement in Paediatric Intensive Care 370
Peter McNee

18 Safeguarding Children in the Intensive Care Unit 381
Gillian Earl

Conclusion 392

References 392

Further reading 393

Resources 393

Index 395

ISBN: 9781405199360
ISBN-10: 1405199369
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 26th October 2012
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.35 x 18.99  x 1.94
Edition Number: 1