Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing / Edition 5

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Inside, you'll find the most recent information in the field along with the newest techniques and technology. Included are thorough discussions of family-centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women's health issues, growth and development of the child and the parent, and coverage of popular complementary and alternative therapies. Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing will prepare you to provide quality obstetric and pediatric nursing care to a diverse population in a variety of settings.
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Reviewer: Mary Wright, MSN, CNS (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book provides a concise overview of essential maternity and pediatric nursing for the licensed practical/vocational (LPN/LVN) nursing student. This fifth edition (previous edition was in 2003) includes more content on health promotion during pregnancy as well as a new companion CD. The CD has animated and video clips of maternity and pediatric assessment that are excellent for the visual learner.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide essential, accurate, current, and clinically relevant information about maternity and pediatrics for competent nursing practice at the LPN/LVN level. It is meant to be a portable reference that can continue to be used by the student after completion of the program. This book definitely meets these objectives.
Audience: Although targeted at the LPN/LVN student, the book supplies enough depth that it also could be used by students who proceed on with their nursing education in a ladder program of study. One drawback is a lack of information about the background of the author since only her title is listed as associate professor of obstetrics, pediatrics, and trauma nursing at a California community college. The title alludes to expertise in maternity and pediatrics but is her MA in a nursing-related field? Does she teach in a LPN/LVN program? There is a similar lack of information about the background/expertise of the contributors and reviewers.
Features: The book covers basic aspects of normal reproductive anatomy and physiology, expected physical changes during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the period following birth. Nursing management and care of the pregnant individual, newborn, and the family is also included, as are the more commonly identified complications during pregnancy, post-pregnancy and newborn periods. The pediatric portion of the text covers each common childhood developmental stage (infant, toddler, preschool, etc.) and includes general characteristics, daily care, safety, and nursing implications for each stage. Cultural aspects and family implications are well covered in both the maternity and pediatric sections. The book includes many illustrations of skills and the companion CD shows animations and video clips of various aspects of maternity and pediatric assessments. These visual tools are especially helpful to the new learner.
Assessment: This is excellent as a concise, logical, accurate, and clinically relevant reference for the LPN/LVN student. The addition of the companion CD with animations and video clips of various aspects of maternity and pediatric assessments is a worthwhile addition to this fifth edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416032755
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/18/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 10.78 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
1 The Past, Present, and Future 1
Unit 2 Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health
2 Human Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology 21
3 Prenatal Development 33
4 Prenatal Care and Adaptations to Pregnancy 47
5 Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Pregnancy 80
6 Nursing Care During Labor and Birth 119
7 Nursing Management of Pain During Labor and Birth 156
8 Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Labor and Birth 176
9 The Family After Birth 203
10 Nursing Care of Women with Complications Following Birth 237
11 The Nurse's Role in Women's Health Care 251
12 The Term Newborn 282
13 Preterm and Postterm Newborns 305
14 The Newborn with a Congenital Malformation 320
Unit 3 The Growing Child and Family
15 An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition 346
16 The Infant 385
17 The Toddler 405
18 The Preschool Child 422
19 The School-Age Child 438
20 The Adolescent 455
Unit 4 Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient
21 The Child's Experience of Hospitalization 475
22 Health Care Adaptations for the Child and Family 494
Unit 5 The Child Needing Nursing Care
23 The Child with a Sensory or Neurological Condition 533
24 The Child with a Musculoskeletal Condition 567
25 The Child with a Respiratory or Cardiovascular Disorder 590
26 The Child with a Condition of the Blood, Blood-Forming Organs, or Lymphatic System 631
27 The Child with a Gastrointestinal Condition 656
28 The Child with a Genitourinary Condition 683
29 The Child with a Skin Condition 700
30 The Child with a Metabolic Condition 723
31 The Child with a Communicable Disease 741
32 The Child with an Emotional or Behavioral Condition 761
Unit 6 The Changing Health Care Environment
33 Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 775
App. A Standard Precautions and Body Substance Isolation Precautions 787
App. B Internet Website for Maternal-Child Health Organizations and Foundations 789
App. C NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 2001-2002 790
App. D Conversion of Pounds and Ounces to Grams for Newborn Weights 792
App. E: Temperature Equivalents 793
App. F Common Spanish Phrases for Maternity and Pediatric Nurses 794
App. G Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 799
Complete Bibliography and Reader References 801
Illustration Credits 817
Glossary 821
Index 835
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