Child Health Nursing, Updated Edition, 3rd edition

  • Jane W. Ball, 
  • Ruth C. Bindler, 
  • Kay J. Cowen, 
  • Michele Rose Shaw

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Child Health Nursing is a comprehensive survey of family-centered pediatric nursing care. It promotes excellence in nursing care for infants, children and adolescents, in hospitals and in the community. The authors focus on partnering with families to adapt care plans for children based on their age, health status, and social and cultural influences, as well as any chronic health conditions they may be managing.

The 3rd Edition explores how modern nursing is affected by healthcare reforms, such as electronic health records and a focus on prevention. It draws on the latest recommendations of NANDA International diagnoses, Nursing Intervention Classifications, Nursing Outcomes Classifications, Healthy People 2020 and American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780136872917

Subject: Maternity & Pediatrics

Category: Child Health Nursing, Updated Edition


Brief Contents


  1. Child Health Nursing: Concepts, Roles, and Issues
  2. Family-Centered Care: Theory and Applications
  3. Cultural Influences


  1. Genetic and Hereditary Influences
  2. Concepts of Growth and Development
  3. Child and Family Communication
  4. Pediatric and Newborn Assessment


  1. Concepts of Health Promotion and Health Maintenance
  2. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Newborn
  3. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Infant
  4. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Toddler and Preschooler
  5. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the School-Age Child
  6. Health Promotion and Maintenance of the Adolescent


  1. Nursing Care of the Child in the Community
  2. Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Child
  3. Nursing Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition
  4. Nursing Care of the Child with a Life-Threatening Illness or Injury
  5. End-of-Life Care and Bereavement


  1. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
  2. Social and Environmental Influences on Child and Adolescent Health
  3. Pain Assessment and Management
  4. Immunizations and Communicable Diseases


  1. Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
  2. Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function
  3. Alterations in Respiratory Function
  4. Alterations in Cardiovascular Function
  5. Alterations in Immune Function
  6. Alterations in Hematologic Function
  7. The Child with Cancer
  8. Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
  9. Alterations in Genitourinary Function
  10. Alterations in Endocrine and Metabolic Function
  11. Alterations in Neurologic Function
  12. Alterations in Mental Health and Cognition
  13. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function
  14. Alterations in Skin Integrity


  1. Physical Growth Charts
  2. Pediatric Blood Pressure Tables
  3. Dietary Reference Intakes
  4. Selected Pediatric Laboratory Values
  5. Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Procedures
  6. Emergency Assessment and Initial Management
  7. Body Surface Area Nomogram
  8. Temperature and Weight Conversion
  9. NCLEX Answers with Rationale

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