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Principles of Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Jane W. Ball, Ruth C. Bindler, Kay J. Cowen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 23, 2011

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For Pediatric Nursing courses in associate and baccalaureate degree programs.


The most concise, readable pediatric nursing text for RN programs, this book educates nurses about the conditions and nursing interventions for health conditions affecting children, adolescents and their families. Emphasizing the latest research and evidence-based practice, it organizes material by body system instead of developmental stage, allowing faculty to teach pediatrics in integrated courses/short courses without redundancy. This edition includes a new chapter on genetic and genomic influences, a new clinical judgment feature and strong emphasis on health promotion and maintenance, growth and development, and family-centered care.


Table of Contents

1.    Nurse’s Role in Care of the Child: Hospital and Community

2.    Family-Centered Care and Cultural Considerations

3.    Genetic and Genomic Influences  

4.    Growth and Development 

5.    Pediatric Assessment

6.    Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Maintenance

7.    Health Promotion and Health Maintenance for the Newborn and Infant

8.    Health Promotion and Health Maintenance for the Toddler and Preschool-Age Child

9.    Health Promotion and Health Maintenance for the School-Age Child and Adolescent

10.  The Child in the Community

11.  The Hospitalized Child

12.  The Child with a Chronic Condition

13.  The Child with a Life-Threatening Condition and End-of-Life Care

14.  Nutrition Assessment and Management

15.  Pain Assessment and Management

16.   Infectious and Communicable Diseases

17.   Assessment and Management of Social and Environmental Influences

18.  Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

19.  Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function

20.  Alterations in Respiratory Function

21.  Alterations in Cardiovascular Function

22.  Alterations in Immune Function

23.  Alterations in Hematologic Function

24.  The Child with Cancer

25.  Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function

26.  Alterations in Genitourinary Function

27.  Alterations in Neurologic Function

28.  Alterations in Mental Health and Cognition

29.  Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function

30.  Alterations in Endocrine and Metabolic Function

31.  Alterations in Skin Integrity



A. Physical Growth Charts

B.  Blood Pressure Tables 

C. Recommended Dietary Allowances

D. Normal Laboratory Values

E. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures                      

F.  Temperature and Weight Conversion

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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-211328-1