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Engaging and easy to read, this concise textbook offers just the right level of maternity and pediatric nursing coverage. It provides a solid foundation in normal body function, then builds on that knowledge to help you understand how to modify nursing care when the unexpected arises. Clear writing and interactive learning tools (including video and animation) reinforce key concepts and encourage you to think critically and apply what you've learned. Critical to Remember boxes highlight "need to know" information for quick and easy access. Critical Thinking Exercises challenge you to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to realistic clinical scenarios. Illustrated Procedure boxes provide clear, step-by-step instructions for performing key clinical nursing tasks. Nursing Care Plans in every clinical chapter help you learn to use the nursing process to develop individualized care for maternity and pediatric patients. Communications Cues provide practical verbal and nonverbal tips for communicating effectively with patients and families. Want to Know boxes offer helpful patient teaching guidelines. Photo Stories use engaging pictures to demonstrate the types of care nurses provide in a variety of clinical settings. Pathophysiology boxes in pediatric chapters provide illustrated overviews of common disorders. Companion CD-ROM contains video clips, 3-D animations, illustrated skills, case studies with critical thinking questions, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, and an audio glossary complete with Spanish pronunciations. Evolve Student Resources Website offers up-to-date web links, video clips, resources for health care providers, review questions, and a variety of interactive exercises. Integrated electronic features match icons in the text, so you can use print and electronic resources more effectively together. Using Research to Improve Practice boxes help you determine proper care to reinforce best practice. Spanish translations are included for phrases commonly encountered with maternity and pediatric patients. Improved design makes the text easier to read, and up-to-date photos ensure accuracy.
Table of Contents
|Introduction To Maternal-Child Health Nursing|
|Foundations of Maternity and Child Health Nursing|
|The Nurse's Role in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing|
|The Childbearing and Child-Rearing Family|
|Health Promotion for the Developing Child|
|Health Promotion for the Infant|
|Health Promotion During Early Childhood|
|Health Promotion for the School-Age Child|
|Health Promotion for the Adolescent|
|Heredity and Environmental Influences on Development|
|Maternity Nursing Care|
|Management of Fertility and Infertility|
|Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology|
|Conception and Prenatal Development|
|Physiologic Adaptations to Pregnancy|
|Psychosocial Adaptations to Pregnancy|
|Nutrition for Childbearing|
|Prenatal Diagnostic Tests|
|Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance|
|Pain Management for Childbirth|
|Nursing Care During Obstetric Procedures|
|The Normal Newborn: Adaptation and Assessment|
|The Normal Newborn: Nursing Care|
|The Childbearing Family with Special Needs|
|The Pregnant Woman with Complications|
|The Woman with an Intrapartum Complication|
|The Woman with a Postpartum Complication|
|The High-Risk Newborn: Problems Related to Gestational Age and Development|
|The High-Risk Newborn: Acquired and Congenital Conditions|
|Women's Health Care|
|Pediatric Nursing Care|
|Communicating with Children and Families|
|Physical Assessment of Children|
|Emergency Care of the Child|
|The Ill Child in the Hospital and Other Care Settings|
|The Child with a Chronic Condition or Terminal Illness|
|Principles and Procedures for Nursing Care of Children|
|Medicating Infants and Children|
|Pain Management for Children|
|The Child with an Infectious Disease|
|The Child with an Immunologic Alteration|
|The Child with a Fluid and Electrolyte Alteration|
|The Child with a Gastrointestinal Alteration|
|The Child with a Genitourinary Alteration|
|The Child with a Respiratory Alteration|
|The Child with a Cardiovascular Alteration|
|The Child with a Hematologic Alteration|
|The Child with Cancer|
|The Child with an Integumentary Alteration|
|The Child with a Musculoskeletal Alteration|
|The Child with an Endocrine or Metabolic Alteration|
|The Child with a Neurologic Alteration|
|The Child with a Psychosocial Disorder|
|The Child with a Cognitive Impairment|
|The Child with a Sensory Alteration|
|Laboratory Values in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women and in the Newborn|
|Use of Drug Preparations During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding|
|Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care|
|Blood Pressure Levels by Age and Height|
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