Maternal Child Nursing Care - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323057202, 9780323168373

Maternal Child Nursing Care

4th Edition

Authors: Shannon Perry Marilyn Hockenberry Deitra Lowdermilk David Wilson
eBook ISBN: 9780323168373
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 24th September 2009
Page Count: 1864

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This market-leading textbook provides just the "right amount" of maternity and pediatric content in an easy-to-understand manner. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book includes 28 chapters on maternity nursing and the second part contains 27 chapters covering pediatric nursing. Numerous illustrations, photos, boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information. And because it’s written by market-leading experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, you can be sure you’re getting the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination.

Key Features

    • 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 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 Care boxes discuss the family’s role and needs in caring for the patient.
    • UNIQUE! Nursing Process boxes offer quick access to nursing process information for major diseases and conditions.
    • Critical Thinking Exercises provide case scenarios to promote sound clinical decision making.
    • Nursing Care Plans include rationales for interventions and provide specific guidelines for delivering effective nursing care.
    • Patient Teaching boxes highlight important information for communicating continuing care instructions to patients and families.

    Table of Contents


    Unit 1: Introduction to Maternity Nursing

    1. Contemporary Maternity Nursing
    2. The Family and Culture
    3. Community and Home Care
    4. Unit 2: Reproductive Years

    5. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
    6. Health Assessment
    7. Common Health Problems
    8. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion
    9. Unit 3: Pregnancy

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

    18. Labor and Birth Processes
    19. Management of Discomfort
    20. Fetal Assessment during Labor
    21. Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
    22. Labor and Birth at Risk
    23. Unit 5: Postpartum Period

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

    29. Physiologic 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, and Physical and Developmental Assessment
    42. Pain Assessment and Management NEW!
    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-Centered 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. Hematologic and Immunologic 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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    About the Author

    Shannon Perry

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    Marilyn Hockenberry

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Bessie Baker Distinguished Professor of Nursing Professor of Pediatrics Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board Duke University Durham, NC

    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