Children may require high dependency care for a variety of reasons, and this care is delivered ideally in a designated high dependency unit. However, sometimes this care is delivered in the general paediatric ward or even an adult ward as a temporary measure. Children’s High Dependency Nursing is an invaluable resource for nurses who are delivering high dependency care to children as it provides them with the knowledge required to deliver effective and high quality high dependency care.
Children’s High Dependency Nursing explores all the key areas required for effective nursing care, including what high dependency care is and how and where it should be delivered, clinical examination skills and the various clinical or body systems requiring support, mental health and intellectual impairment and caring for families when a child dies. With practical features such as learning outcomes, case studies and activities throughout its contents, this book is an indispensable guide for postregistration children’s nurses who provide high dependency care, and children’s nurses who are starting their careers in intensive care. The book will also be of use to adult nurses who are working with children in A&E and intensive care environments.