Designed to support faster, more efficient learning, Maternal & Child Nursing Care presents key content about maternal-newborn nursing, women's health, and pediatric nursing topics in an accurate, readable way. Throughout this family-focused text, special attention is paid to health promotion, home/community care, patient and family education, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and cultural competence. Engaging features help readers learn and retain essential concepts in a short period of time. The straightforward approach allows readers to focus on what is most important-developing the essential skills and abilities to practice nursing in fast-changing healthcare environments.
KEY TOPICS: Contemporary Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Nursing; Culture and the Family; Genetic and Genomic Influences in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health; Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology; Health Promotion for Women; Common Gynecologic Problems; Conception and Fetal Development; Physical and Psychological Changes of Pregnancy; Antepartum Nursing Assessment; The Expectant Family: Needs and Care; Maternal Nutrition; Pregnancy in Selected Populations; Assessment of Fetal Well-Being; Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems; Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Onset; Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth; Intrapartum Nursing Assessment; The Family in Childbirth: Needs and Care; Pharmacologic Pain Management; Childbirth at Risk: Pre-Labor Complications; Childbirth at Risk: Labor-Related Complications; Birth-Related Procedures; The Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth; Nursing Assessment of the Newborn; The Normal Newborn: Needs, Care, and Feeding; The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth; The Newborn at Risk: Birth-Related Stressors; Postpartum Adaptation and Nursing Assessment; The Postpartum Family: Early Care Needs and Home Care; The Postpartum Family at Risk; Growth and Development; Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition; Pediatric Assessment; Health Promotion and Maintenance: General Concepts, the Newborn, and the Infant; Health Promotion and Maintenance: The Toddler, the Preschooler, and the School-Age Child; Health Promotion and Maintenance: The Adolescent; Family Assessment and Concepts of Nursing Care in the Community; Nursing Considerations for the Child and Family with a Chronic Condition; Nursing Considerations for the Hospitalized Child; Pain Assessment and Management in Children; The Child with a Life-Threatening Condition and End-of-Life Care; Social and Environmental Influences on the Child; Immunizations and Communicable Diseases; The Child with Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance; The Child with Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function; The Child with Alterations in Respiratory Function; The Child with Alterations in Cardiovascular Function; The Child with Alterations in Immune Function; The Child with Alterations in Hematologic Function; The Child with Cancer; The Child with Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function; The Child with Alterations in Genitourinary Function; The Child with Alterations in Endocrine Function; The Child with Alterations in Neurological Function; The Child with Alterations in Mental Health and Cognitive Function; The Child with Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function; The Child with Alterations in Skin Integrity
MARKET: Maternal & Child Nursing Care is designed for courses in maternal and child nursing care in any nursing program.