Maternal Child Nursing Care

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-24
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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This market-leading textbook provides just the "right amount" of maternity and pediatric content in an easy-to-understand manner. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book includes 28 chapters on maternity nursing and the second part contains 27 chapters covering pediatric nursing. Numerous illustrations, photos, boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information. And because it's written by market-leading experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, you can be sure you're getting the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX examination. UNIQUE! Nursing Alerts point out critical information to consider when caring for patients.UNIQUE! Guidelines boxes outline instructions for skills or procedures in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format.UNIQUE! Emergency boxes offer quick reference to emergency procedures for critical maternity and pediatric emergencies.UNIQUE! Home Care boxes offer helpful guidelines for delivering effective care in the home environment.UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric section illustrate how to provide competent nursing care without creating undue physical or psychological stress for pediatric patients, families, and nurses.UNIQUE! Community Focus boxes examine community issues and provide resources and guidance on caring for families outside the clinical setting.UNIQUE! Cultural Awareness boxes address culturally competent care for patients with a variety of customs and beliefs.UNIQUE! Family-Centered Care boxes discuss the family's role and needs in caring for the patient.UNIQUE! Nursing Process boxes offer quick access to nursing process information for major diseases and conditions.Critical Thinking Exercises provide case scenarios to promote sound clinical decision making.Nursing Care Plans include rationales for interventions and provide specific guidelines for delivering effective nursing care.Patient Teaching boxes highlight important information for communicating continuing care instructions to patients and families. New and consolidated content on pain assessment and management focuses on this key aspect of pediatric nursing.Updated content on evidence-based practice illustrates how current research can be used to improve patient outcomes.The latest information in the field is included throughout, including expanded coverage of the late preterm infant and fetal heart rate pattern identification.

Table of Contents

Maternity Nursing
Introduction to Maternity Nursing
Contemporary Maternity Nursing
The Family and Culture
Community and Home Care
Reproductive Years
Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
Health Assessment
Common Health Problems
Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion
Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development
Assessment for Risk Factors
Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
Nursing Care During Pregnancy
Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions
Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions
Labor and Birth Processes
Management of Discomfort
Fetal Assessment during Labor
Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
Labor and Birth at Risk
Postpartum Period
Maternal Physiologic Changes
Nursing Care During the Fourth Trimester
Transition to Parenthood
Postpartum Complications
Physiologic Adaptations of the Newborn
Nursing Care of the Newborn
Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
Infants with Gestational Age-Related Problems
The Newborn at Risk: Acquired and Congenital Problems
Pediatric Nursing
Children, Their Families, and the Nurse
Contemporary Pediatric Nursing
Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family
Family Influences on Child Health Promotion
Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion
Assessment of the Child and Family
Communication, History, and Physical and Developmental Assessment
Pain Assessment and Management NEW!
Health Promotion and Special Health Problems
The Infant and Family
The Toddler and Family
The Preschooler and Family
The School-Age Child and Family
The Adolescent and Family
Special Needs, Illness, and Hospitalization
Chronic Illness, Disability, and End-of-Life Care
Cognitive and Sensory Impairment
Family-Centered Home Care
Reaction to Illness and Hospitalization
Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
Health Problems of Children
Respiratory Dysfunction
Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Dysfunction
Hematologic and Immunologic Dysfunction
Genitourinary Dysfunction
Cerebral Dysfunction
Endocrine Dysfunction
Integumentary Dysfunction
Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
Relationship of Drugs to Breast Milk and Effect on Infant
Developmental/Sensory Assessment
Growth Measurements
Common Laboratory Tests
Pediatric Vital Signs and Parameters
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