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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care.
UNIT ONE: An Overview of Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 1. The Past, Present, and Future UNIT TWO: Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health 2. Human Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology 3. Prenatal Development 4. Prenatal Care and Adaptations to Pregnancy 5. Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Pregnancy 6. Nursing Care of Mother and Infant During Labor and Birth 7. Nursing Management of Pain During Labor and Birth 8. Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Labor and Birth 9. The Family After Birth 10. Nursing Care of Women with Complications Following Birth 11. The Nurse's Role in Women's Health Care 12. The Term Newborn 13. Preterm and Postterm Newborns 14. The Newborn with a Congenital Malformation UNIT THREE: The Growing Child and Family 15. An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition 16. The Infant 17. The Toddler 18. The Preschool Child 19. The School-Age Child 20. The Adolescent UNIT FOUR: Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient 21. The Child's Experience of Hospitalization 22. Health Care Adaptations for the Child and Family UNIT FIVE: The Child Needing Nursing Care 23. The Child with a Sensory or Neurological Condition 24. The Child with a Musculoskeletal Condition 25. The Child with a Respiratory Disorder NEW! 26. The Childe with a Cardiovascular Disorder NEW! 27. The Child with a Condition of the Blood, Blood-Forming Organs or Lymphatic System 28. The Child with a Gastrointestinal Condition 29. The Child with a Genitourinary Condition 30. The Child with a Skin Disorder 31. The Child with a Metabolic Condition 32. The Child with a Communicable Disease 33. The Child with an Emotional or Behavioral Condition UNIT SIX: The Changing Health Care Environment 34. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Appendixes: A. Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions B. Sequence for Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) C. The Joint Commission's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols D. Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E. Common Spanish Phrases for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing F. Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms G. NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011 H. Conversion of Pounds and Ounces to Grams for Newborn Weights I. Normal Vital Signs and Temperature Equivalents of Infants and Children J. Normal Blood Values During Infancy and Childhood K. Blood Pressure Classifications in Children L. Answers to Review Questions for the NCLEX® Examination