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, RN, MN, PNC(C), LCCE

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