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Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada

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.

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Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-927406-00-7



    Unit 1: Introduction to Perinatal Nursing

    1. Contemporary Perinatal Nursing in Canada
    2. The Family and Culture
    3. Community Care
    4. Unit 2: Women’s Health

    5. Health Promotion
    6. Health Assessment
    7. Reproductive Health
    8. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion
    9. Unit 3: Pregnancy

    10. Preconception, Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development
    11. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
    12. Nursing Care During Pregnancy
    13. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
    14. Pregnancy Risk Factors and Assessment: Maternal and Fetal
    15. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions
    16. Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions
    17. Unit 4: Childbirth

    18. Labour and Birth Processes
    19. Comfort Measures for Labour
    20. Fetal Health Surveillance During Labour
    21. Nursing Care During Labour and Birth
    22. Labour and Birth at Risk
    23. Unit 5: Postpartum Period

    24. Maternal Physiological Changes
    25. Nursing Care During the Fourth Trimester
    26. Transition to Parenthood
    27. Postpartum Complications
    28. Unit 6: Newborn

    29. Physiological Adaptations of the Newborn
    30. Nursing Care of the Newborn
    31. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
    32. Infants with Gestational Age-Related Problems
    33. The Newborn at Risk: Acquired and Congenital Problems

      Unit 7: Children, Their Families, and the Nurse

    35. Contemporary Pediatric Nursing
    36. Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family
    37. Family Influences on Child Health Promotion
    38. Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
    39. Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion
    40. Unit 8: Assessment of the Child and Family

    41. Communication, History, Physical, and Developmental Assessment
    42. Pain Assessment and Management
    43. Unit 9: Health Promotion and Special Health Problems

    44. The Infant and Family
    45. The Toddler and Family
    46. The Preschooler and Family
    47. The School-Age Child and Family
    48. The Adolescent and Family
    49. Unit 10: Special Needs, Illness, and Hospitalization

    50. Chronic Illness, Disability, and End-of-Life Care
    51. Cognitive and Sensory Impairment
    52. Family-Centred Home Care
    53. Reaction to Illness and Hospitalization
    54. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
    55. Unit 11: Health Problems of Children

    56. Respiratory Dysfunction
    57. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
    58. Cardiovascular Dysfunction
    59. Hematological and Immunological Dysfunction
    60. Genitourinary Dysfunction
    61. Cerebral Dysfunction
    62. Endocrine Dysfunction
    63. Integumentary Dysfunction
    64. Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
    65. 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


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