Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 26, 2018 - Medical - 872 pages

Get a solid foundation in maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is the complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. This best-selling text is organized by developmental stages, discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and includes a focus on family health. This edition also contains newly updated NCLEX® style review questions, new case studies, new content on zika virus, QSEN and safety, and expanded phases of pregnancy.

  • Evidence-based maternal-child content prepares you for the LVN/LPN to achieve higher levels of learning, a goal expressed by the IOM Committee on the Future of Nursing.
  • Over 42 detailed, updated nursing skills introduce you to skills unique to maternity and pediatric care.
  • Over 25 nursing care plans feature seven different formats/themes/styles, including unfolding case studies.
  • The beginning concepts of critical thinking introduces you to this idea as a basis for clinical nursing care.
  • Updated content on the influence of microbiomes on non-invasive pregnancy and newborn nursing care addresses its impact on the adult health of the newborn.
  • Step-by-step application of the nursing process covers the hospital, home, community and use in improving global health.
  • Expanded cultural practices as they relate to pregnancy, delivery and pediatric care in the community.
  • Coverage of the use of expanding new technologies and computerized medication administration reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing.
  • NEW! Discussion of new health threats include in-depth coverage of the Zika virus and Influenza
  • NEW! Updated guidelines for hypertension and immunizations for infants and children.
  • NEW! Updated QSEN goals and nursing responsibilities reflect the most recent changes.
  • NEW! Expanded phases of pregnancy includes preconceptual, prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and interconceptual care and nursing responsibilities.
  • NEW! Updated nursing responsibilities related to global health reflect the "Baby Friendly Hospital" WHO initiative and interprofessional nursing communication related to nursing "hand-off care" and shift change reports.
  • NEW! Updated NCLEX® exam-style review questions have been revised with alternate item formats at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW! Expanded nursing and safety tips throughout include evidence-based online resources which provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism better reflects trauma related to pregnancy and pediatric care.
 

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Contents

An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
1
MaternalNewborn Nursing and Womens Health
22
The Growing Child and Family
354
Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient
479
The Child Needing Nursing Care
537
The Changing Health Care Environment
779
Standard Precautions and TransmissionBased Isolation Precautions
791
Sequence for Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment PPE
793
Common Spanish Phrases Used in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
797
Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms
801
Conversion of Pounds and Ounces to Grams for Newborn Weights
803
Normal Vital Signs and Temperature Equivalents for Infants and Children
804
Pediatric Laboratory Values Reference
805
Blood Pressure BP Levels for Boys and Girls by Age and Height Percentile
809
Master Citations
814
Glossary
826

The Joint Commissions List of Dangerous Abbreviations Acronyms and Symbols
794
Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
795

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About the author (2018)

Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, CNE, is a professor of obstetric and pediatric nursing at Riverside City College in Riverside, California. Gloria has been the lead author on this title for all eight editions.

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