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Practices in Children's Nursing E-Book, 3rd Edition

Authors :
Ethel Trigg & Toby Mohammed
Date of Publication: 06/2010
The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Obje ...view more
The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Objectives, Rationale, Factors to note, Guidelines, Positioning, Equipment, Method, Special observations and possible complications, and References and further reading. The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There are also appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies.
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The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. Sick children are cared for at home, in children’s units and hospitals, and sometimes in adult wards. In addition, children with disabilities may need nursing care while at special schools or in residential settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers:

  • Objectives
  • Rationale
  • Factors to note
  • Guidelines
  • Positioning
  • Equipment
  • Method
  • Special observations and possible complications
  • References and further reading

The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There is also a chapter on complementary therapies and an appendix on the use of play as a distraction.

All hospital and community nurses dealing with children, whether at home, in specialised units or in community settings, will find the book of great practical help.


New to this edition
    • Content reorganised to reflect the Essential Skills Clusters from the NMC
    • New chapter on communicating with children
    • All chapters updated to reflect the current evidence base

Key Features
  • The common format of each practice makes the book easy to use and refer to in a clinical setting.
  • Each practice is based on the latest research to ensure it is evidence-based and up to date
  • Introductory chapters cover issues common to all practices to make the book easier to use.
  • The appendix on play reinforces its common usage as a distraction technique
  • A chapter on complementary therapies explains these as they are becoming more widespread
  • All practices have been reviewed by regional centres to avoid parochialism


Author Information
Edited by Ethel Trigg, MBA, RN, RSCN, DMS, FETC, Head of Continuing Healthcare, Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust, Sussex, UK and Toby Mohammed, RGN, RSCN, MN, PGCE, RNT, Head of Practice Development (Acute Services Division), RPDU, Yorkhill Site, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK