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Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing



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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion 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, this edition reflects the current NCLEX test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care.

-Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care.

-Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages.

-Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting.

-Objectives are listed in each chapter opener.

-Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter.

-Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills.

-A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.

-Get Ready for the NCLEX®Examination! sections at the end of each chapter help you prepare for classroom tests and the NCLEX examination.

-Increased focus on safety helps you prepare for safe nursing practice, with:

--Safety Alert! boxes based on The Joint Commission's 2009/2010 National Patient Safety Goals

--Medication Safety Alert! boxes highlighting serious and potentially fatal medication errors in infants and children

--New information on determining pediatric dosages and a discussion of the Pedislide system

-New skills include step-by-step instructions for:

--Bathing the Newborn

--Assessing the Length and Height of Infants and Children

--Calculating BMI

--Removal of a Peripheral Intravenous Catheter

--Using the Peak Flowmeter

--Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler

-Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.

-Updated nutrition content compares commercially available infant formulas and discusses organic, natural, and dietetic foods.

-Nutrition Considerations boxes cover prenatal care, nutritional issues during infancy, and the crisis in childhood obesity.

-Memory Jogger boxes help you remember important material with mnemonics, tips, and tricks.

-An updated glossary is available in the textbook, as well as on the companion Evolve website.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
The Past, Present, and Future
Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health
Human Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Prenatal Development
Prenatal Care and Adaptations to Pregnancy
Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Pregnancy
Nursing Care of Mother and Infant During Labor and Birth
Nursing Management of Pain During Labor and Birth
Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Labor and Birth
The Family After Birth
Nursing Care of Women with Complications Following Birth
The Nurse's Role in Women's Health Care
The Term Newborn
Preterm and Postterm Newborns
The Newborn with a Congenital Malformation
The Growing Child and Family
An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition
The Infant
The Toddler
The Preschool Child
The School-Age Child
The Adolescent
Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient
The Child's Experience of Hospitalization
Health Care Adaptations for the Child and Family
The Child Needing Nursing Care
The Child with a Sensory or Neurological Condition
The Child with a Musculoskeletal Condition
The Child with a Respiratory Disorder NEW!
The Childe with a Cardiovascular Disorder NEW!
The Child with a Condition of the Blood, Blood-Forming Organs or Lymphatic System
The Child with a Gastrointestinal Condition
The Child with a Genitourinary Condition
The Child with a Skin Disorder
The Child with a Metabolic Condition
The Child with a Communicable Disease
The Child with an Emotional or Behavioral Condition
The Changing Health Care Environment
Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions
Sequence for Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The Joint Commission's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Common Spanish Phrases for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms
NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011
Conversion of Pounds and Ounces to Grams for Newborn Weights
Normal Vital Signs and Temperature Equivalents of Infants and Children
Normal Blood Values During Infancy and Childhood
Blood Pressure Classifications in Children
Answers to Review Questions for the NCLEX® Examination
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