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Core Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Nursing

Author(s): Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • ISBN-13: 9780763701765
  • ISBN-10:0763701769
  • Paperback    619 pages      © 2003
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2003 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner!

This unique text serves as the foundation for pediatric emergency nursing practice and also addresses pediatric trauma care. Core Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Nursing contains comprehensive coverage for topics related to psychosocial issues, health promotion, discharge instructions, and the nursing process in caring for children in the emergency department setting. 

Features & Benefits

Integrates the nursing process with pediatric physiology and psychosocial theories.
Chapters follow an organized format for consistency of content that includes normal physiology, pathophysiology, the nursing process, and psychosocial considerations. 
Stresses the differences in treating children versus adults and other considerations such as growth and development and respecting parental involvement in care.
Written by two pediatric emergency nurses with many years of experience in writing, teaching, and in the clinical setting.
Contains more pathophysiology, growth and development, and embryological considerations than any other pediatric emergency nursing book currently on the market.
Includes chapters on management, the future of pediatric emergency nursing, and common complaints.

Table of Contents

Section I Overview of Pediatric Emergency Nursing
Chapter 1 Management Issues
Chapter 2 Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 3 The Future of Pediatric Nursing

Section II Developmental Aspects of Pediatric Emergency Nursing
Chapter 4 Developmental and Psychosocial Considerations
Chapter 5 Prevention Illness and Injury
Chapter 6 Health History and Physical Assessment
Chapter 7 Triage
Chapter 8 Telephone Triage
Chapter 9 Children with Special Health Care Needs
Chapter 10 Transport

Section III Special Problems
Chapter 11 Neonatal Injuries
Chapter 12 Common Chief Complaints
Chapter 13 Pain Assessment and Management

Section IV Resuscitation
Chapter 14 Neonatal Resuscitation
Chapter 15 Pediatric Resuscitation

Section V Specific Emergencies
Chapter 16 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 17 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 18 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 19 Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Chapter 20 Genitourinary Emergencies
Chapter 21 Musculoskeletal Emergencies
Chapter 22 Dermatologic Emergencies
Chapter 23 Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies
Chapter 24 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 25 Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies
Chapter 26 Infectious and Communicable Diseases
Chapter 27 Psychiatric Emergencies
Chapter 28 Crisis Intervention

Section VI Trauma
Chapter 29 Mechanisms of Injury
Chapter 30 Initial Assessment and Intervention

Section VII Specific Traumatic Injuries
Chapter 31 Head Trauma
Chapter 32 Spinal Cord Trauma
Chapter 33 Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma
Chapter 34 Thoracic Injury
Chapter 35 Abdominal Injury
Chapter 36 Genitourinary Injury
Chapter 37 Submersion Injuries
Chapter 38 Musculoskeletal Trauma
Chapter 39 Burn Trauma
Chapter 40 Shock

Section VIII Environmental-Related Emergencies
Chapter 41 Heat-related Emergencies
Chapter 42 Cold-related Emergencies
Chapter 43 Bites and Stings
Chapter 44 Toxicologic Emergencies
Chapter 45 Hazardous Materials Emergencies

Section IV Psychosocial Conditions
Chapter 46 Child Abuse and Neglect
Chapter 47 Child Sexual Abuse


Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

ENA is the specialty nursing association serving the emergency nursing profession through research, publications, professional development, and injury prevention. In the 30 years since Judith Kelleher and Anita Dorr founded the Association, ENA has grown larger, stronger and more influential each year. ENA's mission is to provide visionary leadership for emergency nursing and emergency care.