Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

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Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)


Finally, a Canadian text for maternity and pediatrics nursing courses! Canadian contributors have ensured that Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada provides just the "right amount" of maternity and pediatrics content. User-friendly, up-to-date coverage offers everything you need for success in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the CRNE examination.

    • UNIQUE! Nursing Process boxes offer quick access to nursing process information for major diseases and conditions.
    • 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 patient and family self-care 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 Teaching boxes discuss the family's role and needs in caring for the patient.
    • Fully revised to reflect Canadian nursing practice, Canadian cultural diversity, and Canadian best practice guidelines.
    • Canadian contributors provide the right amount of maternity and pediatric coverage, all within a Canadian context for nursing care.
    • The latest information in the field is incorporated throughout, including expanded coverage of the late preterm infant and fetal heart rate pattern identification.
    • Newcontent on evidence-informed practice illustrates how current research can be used to improve patient outcomes.
    • New and consolidated content on pain assessment and management focuses on this key aspect of pediatric nursing.


    Unit 1: Introduction to Perinatal Nursing

      • Contemporary Perinatal Nursing in Canada

      • The Family and Culture

      • Community Care

      Unit 2: Women’s Health

      • Health Promotion

      • Health Assessment

      • Reproductive Health

      • Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion

      Unit 3: Pregnancy

      • Preconception, Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development

      • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

      • Nursing Care During Pregnancy

      • Maternal and Fetal Nutrition

      • Pregnancy Risk Factors and Assessment: Maternal and Fetal

      • Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions

      • Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions

      Unit 4: Childbirth

      • Labour and Birth Processes

      • Comfort Measures for Labour

      • Fetal Health Surveillance During Labour

      • Nursing Care During Labour and Birth

      • Labour and Birth at Risk

      Unit 5: Postpartum Period

      • Maternal Physiological Changes

      • Nursing Care During the Fourth Trimester

      • Transition to Parenthood

      • Postpartum Complications

      Unit 6: Newborn

      • Physiological 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


      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, Physical, and Developmental 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-Centred Home Care

      • Reaction to Illness and Hospitalization

      • Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions

      Unit 11: Health Problems of Children

      • Respiratory Dysfunction

      • Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

      • Cardiovascular Dysfunction

      • Hematological and Immunological 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 Laboratory Tests

      E. Pediatric Vital Signs and Parameters

      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, David Wilson, MS, RN, C(INC), Staff
      PALS Coordinator
      Children's Hospital at Saint Francis
      Tulsa, OK, Cheryl A Sams, RN, BScN, MSN, Professor Emerita, School of Health Sciences, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON and Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), LCCE, Professor, School of Health Sciences, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON
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