Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and PhysiologyA Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Fundamentals 1. Aufl.
When caring for the well or ill child, recognising and responding to their anatomical and physiological differences is essential. Fundamentals of Children’s Anatomy and Physiology provides child nursing students and registered nurses with a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the child’s body, plus clinical applications throughout to demonstrate how the concepts relate to real-life nursing. Each chapter lists learning outcomes and includes clinical considerations, body maps, a range of high-quality illustrations and test-your-knowledge questions. The book is also accompanied by a companion website with further self-assessment and quizzes.
About the series Contributors Preface Acknowledgements How to use your textbook About the companion website Chapter 1 The child in society: enhancing health and wellbeingLisa Whiting and Mary Donnelly Chapter 2 HomeostasisMary Brady Chapter 3 Scientific principlesPeter S. VickersChapter 4 The cellPeter S. Vickers Chapter 5 GeneticsPeter S. Vickers Chapter 6 TissuesPeter S. Vickers Chapter 7 The immune systemAlison Mosenthal Chapter 8 BloodPeter S. Vickers Chapter 9 The cardiac systemSheila Roberts Chapter 10 The respiratory systemElizabeth Akers Chapter 11 The endocrine systemJulia Petty Chapter 12 The digestive system and nutritionJoanne Outteridge Chapter 13 The renal systemElizabeth Gormley-Fleming Chapter 14 The reproductive systemsAnn L. Bevan Chapter 15 The nervous systemPetra Brown Chapter 16 The muscular systemElizabeth Gormley-Fleming Chapter 17 The skeletal systemDebbie Martin Chapter 18 The sensesJoanne Outteridge Chapter 19 The skinElizabeth Gormley-Fleming Self-assessment answers Index
Children are not little adults. Being able to recognise and respond in a meaningful way to their anatomical and physiological differences is an essential part of the nurse’s role. Fundamentals of Children’s Anatomy and Physiology is an accessible, applied and highly visual textbook designed to give you a sound knowledge of the functions of the body, enabling you to provide safe and effective nursing care. This exciting and straightforward resource provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of children and the related biological sciences that will enable you to develop your practical caring skills and to enhance your knowledge in order to become a caring, kind and compassionate children’s nurse. It will enable you to deliver increasingly complex care for children, sick or well, in a range of settings that safeguards and promotes the welfare of vulnerable children in an appropriate, coordinated, multi-disciplinary, integrated and family-centred manner. KEY FEATURES: A full-colour, student-friendly, introduction to the essentials of anatomy and physiology for children and young people Can be used as a reference text in the practice learning environment, the classroom or at home Clinical application throughout, applying the anatomy and physiology to common child health conditions Full of interactive learning materials and features, including self-testing, review questions, and activities to help reinforce learning Includes a glossary of terms A companion website available at www.wileyfundamentalseries.com/childrensA&P
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