Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781771720366, 9781771720830

Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada

2nd Edition

Authors: Marilyn Hockenberry Deitra Lowdermilk David Wilson Lisa Keenan-Lindsay Cheryl Sams
eBook ISBN: 9781771720830
Hardcover ISBN: 9781771720366
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 11th October 2016
Page Count: 1888

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Featuring the most accurate, current, and clinically relevant information available, Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada, 2nd Edition, combines essential maternity and pediatric nursing information in one text. The promotion of wellness and the care for women experiencing common health concerns throughout the lifespan, care in childbearing, as well as the health care of children and child development in the context of the family. Health problems including physiological dysfunctions and children with special needs and illnesses are also featured. This text provides a family-centred care approach that recognizes the importance of collaboration with families when providing care.

Key Features

  • Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric unit teach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress.
  • Nursing Alerts point students to critical information that must be considered in providing care.
  • Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.
  • Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings.
  • Emergency boxes guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures.
  • Family-Centred Teaching boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centred care.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Maternal Child Nursing
Unit 1: Introduction to Maternal Child Nursing
1. Contemporary Maternal Child Nursing in Canada
2. The Family and Culture
3. Community Care
Part 2: Perinatal Nursing
Unit 2: Introduction to Perinatal Nursing
4. Perinatal Nursing in Canada
Unit 3: Women’s Health
5. Health Promotion
6. Health Assessment
7. Reproductive Health
8. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion
Unit 4: Pregnancy
9. Preconception, Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development
10. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
11. Nursing Care During Pregnancy
12. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
13. Pregnancy Risk Factors and Assessment: Maternal and Fetal
14. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions
15. Pregnancy at Risk: Pre-existing Conditions
Unit 5: Childbirth
16. Labour and Birth Processes
17. Nursing Care of the Family During Labour and Birth
18. Pain Management during Labour
19. Fetal Health Surveillance During Labour
20. Labour and Birth at Risk
Unit 6: Postpartum Period
21. Maternal Physiological Changes
22. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period
23. Transition to Parenthood
24. Postpartum Complications
Unit 7: Newborn
25. Physiological Adaptations of the Newborn
26. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family
27. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
28. Infants with Gestational Age-Related Problems
29. The Newborn at Risk: Acquired and Congenital Problems
Part 3: Pediatric Nursing
Unit 8: Children, Their Families, and the Nurse
30. Pediatric Nursing in Canada
31. Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
32. Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion
Unit 9: Assessment of the Child and Family
33. Communication, History, Physical, and Developmental Assessment
34. Pain Assessment and Management
Unit 10: Health Promotion and Special Health Problems
35. The Infant and Family
36. The Toddler and Family
37. The Preschooler and Family
38. The School-Age Child and Family
39. The Adolescent and Family
Unit 11: Special Needs, Illness, and Hospitalization
40. Chronic Illness, Disability, and End-of-Life Care
41. Cognitive and Sensory Impairment
42. Family-Centred Home Care
43. Reaction to Illness and Hospitalization
44. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
Unit 12: Health Problems of Children
45. Respiratory Dysfunction
46. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
47. Cardiovascular Dysfunction
48. Hematological and Immunological Dysfunction
49. Genitourinary Dysfunction
50. Cerebral Dysfunction
51. Endocrine Dysfunction
52. Integumentary Dysfunction
53. Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
54. Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction
A. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
B. Developmental/Sensory Assessment
C. Growth Measurements
D. Common Laboratory Tests
E. Pediatric Vital Signs and Parameters


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About the Authors

Marilyn Hockenberry

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Global HOPE Nursing, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas; Bessie Baker Professor Emerita of Nursing Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Deitra Lowdermilk

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

David Wilson

Affiliations and Expertise

Staff PALS Coordinator Children's Hospital at Saint Francis Tulsa, OK

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

Cheryl Sams

Affiliations and Expertise

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