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Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

ISBN: 9781416032755 | 1416032754
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Saunders W B Co
Pub. Date: 11/1/2006

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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, womens 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, 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 IpecacŪ 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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