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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This is an essential maternity and pediatrics textbook for nursing students and staff nurses providing direct patient care for obstetric and/or pediatric patients.
Purpose: The book is designed to combine maternity and pediatric basic information to build a strong knowledge base and assist with the development of maternal/pediatric clinical decision making skills.
Audience: Maternity and pediatrics nursing students and staff nurses caring for obstetric and/or pediatric patients are the intended readers. The authors are knowledgeable authorities in maternity/pediatric nursing.
Features: Each chapter includes features called "Consider This" to engage students in scenarios to facilitate critical thinking and "Take Note!" to emphasize important material. Numerous pictures, tables, nursing care plan boxes, and teaching guidelines reinforce content. Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, and supplementary information are available online at a companion web site.
Assessment: This is an excellent textbook for nursing educational programs that teach maternity and pediatric nursing as one course or as a tandem course.