The third edition of this comprehensive resource for clinicians caring for critically ill pediatric patients contains all the chapters of the previous editions, with additional content related to topics such as informatics, solid organ transplantation, patient safety, quality improvement, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

The first chapter of Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child discusses the differences between pediatric and adult patients by body system. Each chapter of the book begins with a list of “pearls,” which are key points from the chapter. When appropriate, relevant anatomy and physiology are reviewed followed by a discussion of common clinical conditions. Then a discussion of common interventions and additional disease states related to the chapter topic is provided. Relevant diagnostic testing is discussed, as needed, including a separate chapter dedicated to pediatric chest x-ray interpretation. In addition to the clinical topics, psychosocial issues are discussed...

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