Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing, 5e

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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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The gold-standard text in maternity and pediatric nursing for LPN/LVN students

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