Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 6, 2019 - Medical - 848 pages

Gain a solid foundation in Canadian maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Leifer’s Intro to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada, is the first Canadian edition of the best-selling Leifer textbook. Fully revised by author, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), it includes Canadian statistics, terminology, references, guidelines, resources, Canadian nursing best practices, assessments, and more! It’s organized by developmental stages and includes discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness. With a rich focus on family health, this text contains exam-style review questions, case studies, and numerous other pedagogical features to give you the tools you need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context.

  • Logical organization of content by simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, makes it easy for you to locate and access information.
  • Health Promotion Considerations boxes focus on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postpartum health, newborn health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness---including Canadian immunization schedules for all ages.
  • Unfolding Case Studies with open-ended critical thinking questions assess application of content to practice as you follow one family through conception and the birth process.
  • Nursing Care Plans provide expected outcomes, interventions, and rationales for nursing interventions.
  • Comprehensive coverage of over 35 skills, outlined in step-by-step format cover a wide range of maternal and pediatric nursing interventions.
  • Focus on health promotion and illness prevention, covers women’s health issues, and growth and development of child and parent.
  • Cultural considerations applied as they relate to maternal/infant, and pediatric care in detailed tables.
  • Safety Alerts emphasize protecting patients, family, health care providers, and the public from accidents, medication errors, and the spread of disease.
  • Nursing Tips throughout text provide you with pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting.

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I An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
II MaternalNewborn Nursing and Womens Health
III The Growing Child and Family
IV Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient
V The Child Needing Nursing Care
A Normal Vital Signs and Temperature Equivalents of Infants and Children
B Pediatric Laboratory Values Reference
C Canadas Food Guide2019
D Pediatric Growth Charts

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About the author (2019)

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.

Lisa Keenan-Lindsay’s clinical work has included pediatrics
and perinatal nursing. She has worked as a staff nurse, head nurse, and clinical educator. Currently, Lisa is a professor of nursing at Seneca College teaching in both the baccalaureate and practical nursing programs. She has been involved in all aspects of nursing education,
including curriculum development and incorporation of simulation into the curriculum.

Lisa has been an active board member of the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) since its inception and before that was a Section Leader for AWHONN-Canada. She was President of CAPWHN in 2014. Lisa has previously been involved
with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) as an RN member for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Committee for many years and has co-authored many SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines. She maintains her Perinatal Certification through the Canadian Nurses Association and is a member of the Perinatal Exam
Committee. Lisa was also a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator for many years.

Lisa is also the lead editor of market-leading Perry’s Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada and is passionate about providing a Canadian focus to nursing education and textbooks.

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