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Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology
A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Series: Fundamentals
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Main description:

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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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.


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Contents:

About the series


Contributors


Preface


Acknowledgements


How to use your textbook


About the companion website


Chapter 1 The child in society: enhancing health and wellbeing
Lisa Whiting and Mary Donnelly


Chapter 2 Homeostasis
Mary Brady


Chapter 3 Scientific principles
Peter S. Vickers

Chapter 4 The cell
Peter S. Vickers


Chapter 5 Genetics
Peter S. Vickers


Chapter 6 Tissues
Peter S. Vickers


Chapter 7 The immune system
Alison Mosenthal


Chapter 8 Blood
Peter S. Vickers


Chapter 9 The cardiac system
Sheila Roberts


Chapter 10 The respiratory system
Elizabeth Akers


Chapter 11 The endocrine system
Julia Petty


Chapter 12 The digestive system and nutrition
Joanne Outteridge


Chapter 13 The renal system
Elizabeth Gormley–Fleming


Chapter 14 The reproductive systems
Ann L. Bevan


Chapter 15 The nervous system
Petra Brown


Chapter 16 The muscular system
Elizabeth Gormley–Fleming


Chapter 17 The skeletal system
Debbie Martin


Chapter 18 The senses
Joanne Outteridge


Chapter 19 The skin
Elizabeth Gormley–Fleming


Self–assessment answers


Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118625026
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: January, 2015
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 189.00 x 241.00 x 20.73

Subcategories: Anatomy, Nursing, Paediatrics and Neonatal, Physiology