Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, Maternal Child Nursing Care, 5th Edition offers the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination. This new edition offers numerous content updates throughout the text to keep you up-to-date on the latest topics and best practices. Plus hundreds of illustrations, alert boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information.
boxes in the pediatric unitteach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress.
Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.
Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings.
Emergency boxes in the maternity unit guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures.
Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content.
Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.
New to this Edition
NEW! Content updates throughout the text give you the latest information on topics such as the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, and childhood obesity.
NEW! Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes including QSEN KSAs (knowledge, skills, attitudes)provide the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Nursing Care of the Family during the Postpartum Period
Transition to Parenthood
UNIT 6 NEWBORN
Physiologic Adaptations of the Newborn
Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family
Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
The High Risk Newborn
PART 2 PEDIATRIC NURSING
UNIT 7 CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE NURSE
21st Century Pediatric Nursing
Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
Developmental and Genetic Influences on Child Health Promotion
UNIT 8 ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILD AND FAMILY
Communication, History, and Physical Assessment
Pain Assessment and Management
UNIT 9 HEALTH PROMOTION AND SPECIAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
The Infant and Family
The Toddler and Family
The Preschooler and Family
The School-Age Child and Family
The Adolescent and Family
UNIT 10 SPECIAL NEEDS, ILLNESS, AND HOSPITALIZATION
Chronic Illness, Disability, and End-of-Life Care
Cognitive and Sensory Impairment
Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization
Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
UNIT 11 HEALTH PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN
Hematologic and Immunologic Dysfunction
Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
Appendix A: Growth Measurements
Appendix B: Common Laboratory Tests
Appendix C: Pediatric Vital Signs and Parameters
By Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Professor
Duke School of Nursing;
Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board
Durham, North Carolina
; Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and David Wilson, MS, RNC-NIC, Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA