Nursing the Highly Dependent Child or Infant

A Manual of Care

by Michaela Dixon, Doreen Crawford, Debra Teasdale,

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  • 1444309544
  • 9781405151764
  • 9781444309546
Nursing the Highly Dependent Infant or Child is an accessible and clinical guide to the caring for the acutely ill child. It provides guidance on the specific nursing skills required to care for children and infants who require a ‘step up’ level of care from those on the general paediatric ward or a ‘step down’ level of care on discharge from neonatal or paediatric critical care facilities.


The book follows a general systems approach, covering themes such as respiratory care, renal care and cardiac care as well as covering specialities such as neuro-trauma, burns and transportation of the acutely ill infant or child. Other areas explored include pain and sedation, monitoring and meeting the nutritional needs of the highly dependent child. Each chapter provides an overview of relevant anatomy and physiology, guidance on assessment and monitoring, and outlines effective nursing care and management guidance of common conditions encountered in acute children’s care.

  • Wiley; March 2009
  • ISBN: 9781444309546
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Nursing the Highly Dependent Child or Infant
  • Author: Michaela Dixon (ed.); Doreen Crawford (ed.); Debra Teasdale (ed.); Jan Murphy (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1444309544
  • 9781405151764
  • 9781444309546

About The Author

Michaela Dixon is a Lecturer/ Clinical Development Nurse in Paediatric Intensive Care holding a joint appointment between the University of the West of England and the United Bristol Healthcare Trust.

Doreen Crawford is a Senior Lecturer in the Family Centred Care Division at De Montfort University and ia Link Lecturer to the Neonatal Units and the Paediatric Intensive Care Units of the University Hospitals Leicester. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education and a committee member of the RCN Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses Forum.

Debra Teasdale is Head of the Department of Health, Wellbeing and the Family, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University. Previously an Neonatal Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Debra developed expertise in Neonatal Intensive Care.

Jan Murphy is a Clinical Development Sister at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital. She is also a committee member of RCN Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses Forum,