Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

Editor(s): Concettina (Tina) Tolomeo,

Published Online: 2 AUG 2013 08:42PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780813817682

Online ISBN: 9781118785805

DOI: 10.1002/9781118785805

About this Book

Pediatric respiratory disorders are responsible for a number of acute and chronic health conditions and are a leading cause of pediatric emergency room visits and hospitalizations.  More than ever, nurses and nurse practitioners must have an understanding of the anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis and state of the art treatments in pediatric respiratory disease as they are often the first to come in contact with and recognize respiratory problems in children.  Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease seeks to provide both nurses and nurse practitioners with this information in order to aid them in the diagnosis and treatment of children suffering from acute and chronic respiratory disorders.

Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease opens with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, best practices for assessing respiratory symptoms in children, and common respiratory therapies and treatment methods.  It then proceeds through an examination of varying acute and chronic upper and lower respiratory diseases spanning from asthma and cystic fibrosis to vocal cord paralysis and sinusitis in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Disease provides nurses and other health care providers with a comprehensive and practical resource which allows them to collaborate and advocate more effectively, as well as educate both the family and child in management of respiratory disorders. 

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 6

      Upper Airway Disorders (pages 132–187)

      Wendy S. L. Mackey, Melissa M. Dziedzic and Lisa M. Gagnon

    3. Chapter 7

      Asthma (pages 188–220)

      Concettina Tolomeo, Dawn Baker and Pnina Weiss

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