Ideal for accelerated maternity and pediatrics courses, Maternal-Child Nursing, 4th Edition is filled with user-friendly features to help you quickly master essential concepts and skills. It offers completely updated content that's easy to read and understand. Plus, active learning tools give you the chance to practice applying your knowledge and make learning fun!
Critical Thinking Exercises
allow you to apply your knowledge to realistic clinical situations.
Nursing care plans assist you with applying the nursing process to plan individualized care for the most common maternity and pediatric conditions.
Critical to Remember boxes summarize and highlight essential, need-to-know information.
Communication Cues provide practical tips for effective verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and families.
sections in pediatric chapters present information relevant to each body system, including anatomy and physiology, differences in the pediatric patient, and related laboratory and diagnostic tests.
New to this Edition
Integrated electronic features match icons in the text, so you can use print and electronic resources more effectively together.
Using Research to Improve Practice boxes help you determine proper care to reinforce best practice.
Spanish translations are included for phrases commonly encountered with maternity and pediatric patients.
Improved design makes the text easier to read, and up-to-date photos ensure accuracy.
Foundations of Maternity, Women's Health, and Child Health Nursing
The Nurse's Role in Maternity, Women's Health, and Pediatric Nursing
The Childbearing and Child-Rearing Family
Communicating with Children and Families
Health Promotion for the Developing Child
Health Promotion for the Infant
Health Promotion During Early Childhood
Health Promotion for the School-Age Child
Health Promotion for the Adolescent
Heredity and Environmental Influences on Development
MATERNITY NURSING CARE
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Conception and Prenatal Development
Adaptations to Pregnancy
Nutrition for Childbearing
Prenatal Diagnostic Tests
Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
Pain Management for Childbirth
Nursing Care During Obstetric Procedures
The Normal Newborn: Adaptation and Assessment
The Normal Newborn: Nursing Care
The Childbearing Family with Special Needs
Concurrent Disorders During Pregnancy
The Woman with an Intrapartum Complication
The Woman with a Postpartum Complication
The High-Risk Newborn: Problems Related to Gestational Age and Development
The High-Risk Newborn: Acquired and Congenital Conditions
Management of Fertility and Infertility
Women's Health Care
PEDIATRIC NURSING CARE
Physical Assessment of Children
Emergency Care of the Child
The Ill Child in the Hospital and Other Care Settings
The Child with a Chronic Condition or Terminal Illness
Principles and Procedures for Nursing Care of Children
Medication Administration and Safety for Infants and Children
Pain Management for Children
The Child with a Fluid and Electrolyte Alteration
The Child with an Infectious Disease
The Child with an Immunologic Alteration
The Child with a Gastrointestinal Alteration
The Child with a Genitourinary Alteration
The Child with a Respiratory Alteration
The Child with a Cardiovascular Alteration
The Child with a Hematologic Alteration
The Child with Cancer
The Child with an Alteration in Tissue Integrity
The Child with a Musculoskeletal Alteration
The Child with an Endocrine or Metabolic Alteration
The Child with a Neurologic Alteration
Psychosocial Problems in Children and Families
The Child with a Developmental Disability
The Child with a Sensory Alteration
By Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C, Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX; Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing, Coordinator, Nursing of Infants and Children, Curry College, Milton, MA; Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Professor Emerita, Health Professions, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA; Kristine Nelson, RN, MN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Tarrant County College Fort Worth, Texas and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas