Maternal Child Nursing Care - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 4th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Maternal Child Nursing Care - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 4th Edition


This market-leading textbook provides just the "right amount" of maternity and pediatric content in an easy-to-understand manner. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book includes 28 chapters on maternity nursing and the second part contains 27 chapters covering pediatric nursing. Numerous illustrations, photos, boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information. And because it’s written by market-leading experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, you can be sure you’re getting the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination.

    • UNIQUE! Nursing Alerts point out critical information to consider when caring for patients.
      • UNIQUE! Guidelines boxes outline instructions for skills or procedures in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format.
        • UNIQUE! Emergency boxes offer quick reference to emergency procedures for critical maternity and pediatric emergencies.
          • UNIQUE! Home Care boxes offer helpful guidelines for delivering effective care in the home environment.
            • UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric section illustrate how to provide competent nursing care without creating undue physical or psychological stress for pediatric patients, families, and nurses.
              • UNIQUE! Community Focus boxes examine community issues and provide resources and guidance on caring for families outside the clinical setting.
                • UNIQUE! Cultural Awareness boxes address culturally competent care for patients with a variety of customs and beliefs.
                  • UNIQUE! Family-Centered Care boxes discuss the family’s role and needs in caring for the patient.
                    • UNIQUE! Nursing Process boxes offer quick access to nursing process information for major diseases and conditions.
                      • Critical Thinking Exercises provide case scenarios to promote sound clinical decision making.
                        • Nursing Care Plans include rationales for interventions and provide specific guidelines for delivering effective nursing care.
                          • Patient Teaching boxes highlight important information for communicating continuing care instructions to patients and families.
                            • New and consolidated content on pain assessment and management focuses on this key aspect of pediatric nursing.
                              • Updated content on evidence-based practice illustrates how current research can be used to improve patient outcomes.
                                • The latest information in the field is included throughout, including expanded coverage of the late preterm infant and fetal heart rate pattern identification.

                                Part 1: MATERNITY NURSING

                                Unit 1: Introduction to Maternity Nursing

                                  • Contemporary Maternity Nursing

                                  • The Family and Culture

                                  • Community and Home Care

                                  Unit 2: Reproductive Years

                                  • Health Promotion and Illness Prevention

                                  • Health Assessment

                                  • Common Health Problems

                                  • Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion

                                  Unit 3: Pregnancy

                                  • Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development

                                  • Assessment for Risk Factors

                                  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

                                  • Nursing Care During Pregnancy

                                  • Maternal and Fetal Nutrition

                                  • Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions

                                  • Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions

                                  Unit 4: Childbirth

                                  • Labor and Birth Processes

                                  • Management of Discomfort

                                  • Fetal Assessment during Labor

                                  • Nursing Care During Labor and Birth

                                  • Labor and Birth at Risk

                                  Unit 5: Postpartum Period

                                  • Maternal Physiologic Changes

                                  • Nursing Care During the Fourth Trimester

                                  • Transition to Parenthood

                                  • Postpartum Complications

                                  Unit 6: Newborn

                                  • Physiologic Adaptations of the Newborn

                                  • Nursing Care of the Newborn

                                  • Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

                                  • Infants with Gestational Age-Related Problems

                                  • The Newborn at Risk: Acquired and Congenital Problems

                                  PART 2: PEDIATRIC NURSING

                                  Unit 7: Children, Their Families, and the Nurse

                                  • Contemporary Pediatric Nursing

                                  • Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family

                                  • Family Influences on Child Health Promotion

                                  • Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion

                                  • Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion

                                  Unit 8: Assessment of the Child and Family

                                  • Communication, History, and Physical and Developmental Assessment

                                  • Pain Assessment and Management NEW!

                                  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 Home Care

                                  • Reaction to Illness and Hospitalization

                                  • Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions

                                  Unit 11: Health Problems of Children

                                  • Respiratory Dysfunction

                                  • Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

                                  • Cardiovascular Dysfunction

                                  • Hematologic and Immunologic Dysfunction

                                  • Genitourinary Dysfunction

                                  • Cerebral Dysfunction

                                  • Endocrine Dysfunction

                                  • Integumentary Dysfunction

                                  • Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction

                                  • Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction


                                  A Relationship of Drugs to Breast Milk and Effect on Infant

                                  B Developmental/Sensory Assessment

                                  C Growth Measurements

                                  D Common

                                  Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN-CS, PNP, FAAN, Bessie Baker Distinguished Professor of Nursing
                                  Professor of Pediatrics
                                  Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board
                                  Duke University
                                  Durham, NC, 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, RN, C(INC), Staff
                                  PALS Coordinator
                                  Children's Hospital at Saint Francis
                                  Tulsa, OK


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