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Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing : 7th Edition - Gloria Leifer

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

7th Edition

Paperback Published: 11th September 2014
ISBN: 9781455770151
Number Of Pages: 864

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing.

An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussions of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, CNE, this edition contains newly updated NCLEX exam-style review questions and unfolding case studies, along with additional material on bioterrorism and disasters, safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care.

Key Features

  • Concise, yet comprehensive, content is presented within the scope of practice for the LVN/LPN, but with sufficient depth to facilitate students in a ladder program allowing them to be successful with the ADN program requirements for the specialties.
  • Step-by-step procedure lists throughout the text help you master important maternity and pediatric nursing processes with Skills Performance Checklists available on the Evolve website.
  • Nursing Care Plans with Critical Thinking Questions reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing.
  • Logical organization of content from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness makes locating and accessing information easy.
  • Key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English, before they enter clinical practice.
  • Health Promotion boxes emphasize the importance of family-centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women's health issues, and growth and development of child and parent to help you understand and teach wellness and disease prevention to patients in your care.
  • Nutrition content highlights the importance of proper nutrition for women before, during, and after pregnancy (for those who are breastfeeding), as well as critical information about the nutrition needs and problems of newborns, infants, and children.
  • Nursing Tips throughout provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information.
New to this Edition
  • NEW! Unfolding case studies with illustrations follow first-time parents Tess and Luis throughout the stages of pregnancy and birth of their twins, with a series of critical thinking questions.
  • NEW! Updated NCLEX exam-style review questions have been revised to a higher cognitive level to better reflect the NCLEX examination.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism and natural disasters better reflects the evolving role of the nurse in disaster situations.
  • NEW! Enhanced appendix includes Pediatric Lab Values for quick and easy reference.

Industry Reviews

" "The main highlight of this text is it value as a teaching tool that it discusses the core principles of practicing maternal-child care alongside the practical application of these broad theories and concepts. Case study and nursing care plan examples and insights are presented in an informative way to assist and support the reader so as to improve the care experience of nursing mothers, children and families."" Reviewed by Kim Shrieves on behalf of Nursing Times, April 2015

UNIT I: An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
1. The Past, Present, and Future
UNIT II: Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health
2. Human Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
3. Fetal Development
4. Prenatal Care and Adaptations to Pregnancy
5. Nursing Care of Women with Complications during Pregnancy
6. Nursing Care of Mother and Infant during Labor and Birth
7. Nursing Management of Pain during Labor and Birth
8. Nursing Care of Women with Complications during Labor and Birth
9. The Family after Birth
10. Nursing Care of Women with Complications Following Birth
11. The Nurse's Role in Women's Health Care
12. The Term Newborn
13. Preterm and Post-Term Newborns
14. The Newborn with a Perinatal Injury or Congenital Malformation
UNIT III: The Growing Child and Family
15. An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition
16. The Infant
17. The Toddler
18. The Preschool Child
19. The School-Age Child
20. The Adolescent
UNIT IV: Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient
21. The Child's Experience of Hospitalization
22. Health Care Adaptations for the Child and Family
UNIT V: The Child Needing Nursing Care
23. The Child with a Sensory or Neurological Condition
24. The Child with a Musculoskeletal Condition
25. The Child with a Respiratory Disorder 
26. The Child with a Cardiovascular Disorder
27. The Child with a Condition of the Blood, Blood-Forming Organs or Lymphatic System
28. The Child with a Gastrointestinal Condition 
29. The Child with a Genitourinary Condition
30. The Child with a Skin Condition
31. The Child with a Metabolic Condition
32. Childhood Communicable Diseases, Bioterrorism, Natural Disasters and the Maternal-Child Patient
33. The Child with an Emotional or Behavioral Condition
UNIT VI: The Changing Health Care Environment
34. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
APPENDIXES
Appendix A. Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions 
Appendix B. Sequence for Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Appendix C. The Joint Commission's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
Appendix D. Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Appendix E. Common Spanish Phrases for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Appendix F. Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms
Appendix G. Conversion of Pounds and Ounces to Grams for Newborn Weights
Appendix H. Normal Vital Signs and Temperature Equivalents of Infants and Children
Appendix I. Pediatric Laboratory Reference 
Appendix J. Blood Pressure Classifications in Children
Complete Bibliography and Reader References
Index
NANDA-I Approved Nursing Diagnoses, 2012-2014

ISBN: 9781455770151
ISBN-10: 1455770159
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 11th September 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.72
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: Revised

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