Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781771722049, 9781771722063

Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada

1st Edition

Authors: Gloria Leifer Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
Paperback ISBN: 9781771722049
eBook ISBN: 9781771722063
Imprint: Saunders Canada
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 896

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Gain a solid foundation in Canadian maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Leifer’s Intro to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada, is the first Canadian edition of the best-selling Leifer textbook. Fully revised by author, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), it includes Canadian statistics, terminology, references, guidelines, resources, Canadian nursing best practices, assessments, and more! It’s organized by developmental stages and includes discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness. With a rich focus on family health, this text contains exam-style review questions, case studies, and numerous other pedagogical features to give you the tools you need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context.

Key Features

  • Logical organization of content by simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, make it easy for students to locate and access information.
  • Health Promotion Considerations boxes focus on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postpartum health, newborn health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness---including Canadian immunization schedules for all ages.
  • Unfolding case studies with open-ended critical thinking questions assess application of content to practice as students follow one family through conception and the birth process.
  • Nursing Care Plans provide expected outcomes, interventions, and rationales for nursing interventions.
  • Comprehensive coverage of over 35 skills, outlined in step-by-step format cover a wide range of maternal and pediatric nursing interventions.
  • Focus on health promotion and illness prevention, covers women’s health issues, and growth and development of child and parent.
  • Cultural considerations applied as they relate to maternal/infant, and pediatric care in detailed tables.
  • Safety Alerts emphasize protecting patients, family, health care providers, and the public from accidents, medication errors, and the spread of disease.
  • Nursing Tips throughout text provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting.
  • Table of Contents

    UNIT ONE: An Overview of Perinatal and Pediatric Nursing
    1. Overview of Perinatal and Pediatric Nursing in Canada

    UNIT TWO: Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health
    2. The Nurse’s Role in Women’s Health Care
    3. Fetal 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 Labour and Birth
    7. Pain Management During Labour and Birth
    8. Nursing Care of Women with Complications During Labour and Birth
    9. Nursing Care of The Woman and Family After Birth
    10. Nursing Care of Women with Complications After Birth
    11. The Term Newborn
    12. High-Risk Newborns

    UNIT THREE: The Growing Child and Family
    13. An Overview of Growth, Development, and Nutrition
    14. The Infant
    15. The Toddler
    16. The Preschool Child
    17. The School-Age Child
    18. The Adolescent

    UNIT FOUR: Adapting Care to the Pediatric Patient
    19. The Child’s Experience of Hospitalization
    20. Health Care Adaptations for the Child and Family
    21. Complementary and Alternative Health Modalities in Pediatric Nursing
    22. Chronic Conditions and Palliative Care: Caring for the Child and Family

    UNIT FIVE: The Child Needing Nursing Care
    23. The Child with an Eye, Ear, or Neurological Condition
    24. The Child with a Musculoskeletal Condition
    25. The Child with a Respiratory Condition 
    26. The Child with a Cardiovascular Condition 
    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 Condition
    31. The Child with a Metabolic Condition
    32. Childhood Communicable Diseases
    33. The Child with an Emotional or Behavioural Condition

    Appendix A: Normal Pediatric Vital Signs and Temperature Equivalents for Infants and Children
    Appendix B: Pediatric Laboratory Values Reference 
    Appendix C: Canada’s Food Guide - 2019
    Appendix D: Pediatric Growth Charts



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    About the Author

    Gloria Leifer

    Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, CNE

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

    Lisa Keenan-Lindsay

    Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), LCCE

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, School of Health Sciences, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON