Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing / Edition 5

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this leading text provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. Its concise, logical organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on health promotion and on the family make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients.

• Focuses on family-centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women's health issues, and growth and development of the child and parent.
• Covers a wide range of maternal and pediatric care with 35 skills and provides expected outcomes, interventions, and rationales for nursing care 30 nursing care plans.
• Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each Nursing Care Plan challenge students to evaluate and apply the plan of care to specific clinical situations.
• Nursing Tips throughout the text provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting.
• Pictorial story of a vaginal birth includes photos through delivery.
• Cultural considerations as they relate to pregnancy and delivery, maternal/infant, and pediatric care in detailed tables help nurses develop cultural sensitivity when caring for diverse patient populations.
• Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool checklist assists the nurse in developing an individualized plan of care.

• Health Promotion Considerations boxes focus on prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and more.
• Companion CD-ROM, bound with the book, includes videos of both a normal delivery and a cesarian birth, 70 neonatal and pediatric assessment video clips, 3-D animations, audio glossary, and Patient Teaching Plans in Spanish and English.
• Discusses CPR specifically for the pregnant patient.
• MyPyramid illustrates the 2005 revised nutrition guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
• Provides discussions of changes in clinical care recommendations, including use of Ipecac® for poisoning, vaginal birth after caesarian, and pain relief in newborns.
• Includes the latest content on infectious diseases acquired during pregnancy, sexual abuse, assault, rape in the pediatric population, and the adolescent as a parent.
• Includes an appendix of JCAHO Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols.

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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
  • Sales rank: 826,617
  • Product dimensions: 10.78 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I. An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

1. The Past, Present, and Future

Unit II. Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health

2. Human Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

3. Prenatal Development

4. Prenatal Care and Adaptations to Pregnancy

5. Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Pregnancy

6. Nursing Care of Mother and Infant During Labor and Birth

7. Nursing Management of Pain During Labor and Birth

8. Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Labor and Birth

9. The Family After Birth

10. Nursing Care of Women with Complications Following Birth

11. The Nurse’s Role in Women’s Health Care

12. The Term Newborn

13. Preterm and Postterm Newborns

14. The Newborn with a Congenital Malformation

Unit III. The Growing Child and Family

15. An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition

16. The Infant

17. The Toddler

18. The Preschool Child

19. The School-Age Child

20. The Adolescent

Unit IV. Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient

21. The Child’s Experience of Hospitalization

22. Health Care Adaptations for the Child and Family

Unit V. The Child Needing Nursing Care

23. The Child with a Sensory or Neurological Condition

24. The Child with a Musculoskeletal Condition

25. The Child with a Respiratory or Cardiovascular Disorder

26. The Child with a Condition of the Blood, Blood-Forming Organs or Lymphatic System

27. The Child with a Gastrointestinal Condition

28. The Child with a Genitourinary Condition

29. The Child with a Skin Disorder

30. The Child with a Metabolic Condition

31. The Child with a Communicable Disease

32. The Child with an Emotional or Behavioral Condition

Unit VI. The Changing Health Care Environment

33. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Appendix A Standard Precautions and Body Substance Isolation Precautions

Appendix B JCAHO Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

Appendix C Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Appendix D Common Spanish Phrases for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Appendix E NANDA Nursing Diagnoses, 2005

Appendix F Conversion of Pounds and Ounces to Grams for Newborn Weights

Appendix G Temperature Equivalents

Appendix H Internet Websites for Maternal-Child Health Organizations and Foundations

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