Children and Young People's Nursing at a Glance by Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson

By Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson

Children and younger People’s Nursing at a look, is the precise spouse for examine and revision for pre-registration children’s nursing scholars from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance sequence. Divided into seven sections it explores review and screening, operating with households, the child toddler, the constructing baby, baby healthiness coverage, nursing the in poor health baby and younger individual and protracted and life-limiting conditions.

This entire e-book is a useful source for pre-registration nursing scholars in addition to newly certified nurses eager to consolidate and extend their wisdom of kids and younger people’s nursing.

  • Breaks down advanced points of kid health and wellbeing care in an available and un-intimidating way
  • The excellent revision and consolidation textbook
  • Linked heavily with the NMC criteria for pre-registration nursing schooling, and the basic talents clusters framework
  • Highly visible color presentation, with nearly a hundred thirty illustrations
  • Includes packing containers, precis bins, key issues and proposals for perform to enhance the educational experience
  • Supported via a significant other site that includes over 500 interactive a number of selection questions (www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/children)
  • Available in various electronic codecs - excellent for 'on the pass' research and revision

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If you suspect there is a non-blanching rash then have a high suspicion for sepsis until proven otherwise. While the majority of rashes seen will be normal innocuous rashes associated with various common childhood conditions, they are often a source of anxiety for carers. If older children present acutely unwell then check for the presence of rashes but allow them the opportunity to undress in privacy before conducting the assessment. If the temperature has not been checked already then this should be done, but remember sepsis can present without fever, particularly in infants.

To measure the blood pressure, it is very important to use the right size of cuff. The cuff should measure two-thirds of the length of the upper arm (Spotting the sick child, 2012). Sucking, crying and eating can influence blood pressure measurements and these should be noted (RCN 2011: 7). Temperature It is important to get an accurate temperature on children. ‘A temperature should be recorded on all children who attend with an acute presentation of illness with the device applicable for age’ (RCN, 2011: 6).

Children and young people’s engagement and involvement will result in a much richer perspective that will assist in improved outcomes and enhanced services. 1 Assessment Airway Breathing • Is the child talking or crying? • Are there any abnormal noises? • Does the child have a rate within normal limits? • Is the child a normal colour? • Are there any added sounds? • Is there any history of foreign body inhalation? • Is there any increased work of breathing? • Does the child have any history of known airway problems?

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