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Children's Respiratory Nursing

ISBN-10: 1405197757

ISBN-13: 9781405197755

Edition: 2012

Authors: Janice Mighten

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Children’s Respiratory Nursing is a comprehensive, patient–centred text providing up to date information about the contemporary management of children with respiratory conditions. It gives consideration to abnormalities and disease of the respiratory system for children’s respiratory nurses, also highlighting care in the community.Children’s Respiratory Nursing explores the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, pharmacology and drug management, Assessment of defects in airflow and lung volume, Complications with development of the lungs, the Management of Asthma and Allergy, Severe Chronic lung disease, Management of lung infection, Lung Transplantation,and legal and ethical issues. This practical text will be suitable for all children’s nurses who have a special interest and would like to develop a level of understanding of the special management required for this client group.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.62" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the evolution of children's respiratory nursing
The fundamental principles of respiratory nursing
Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
Homeostasis and the respiratory system
Nursing assessment, history taking and collaborative working
Respiratory investigations and assessments
Investigations
Assessment of defects in airflow and lung volume using spirometry
Oxygen therapy
Long-term ventilation
Respiratory conditions
Management of lung infection in children
Pharmacology and the respiratory system
Management of asthma and allergy
Complications with lung development and progressive airway injury
Inherited lung disease in children
Lung transplantation in children
Practical elements and governance issues
Transition to adult services
Professional issues
Communication: a holistic approach
Glossary
Abbreviations
Answers
Index