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Get the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX-RN® examination. Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, the user-friendly Maternal Child Nursing Care, 6th Edition provides both instructors and students with just the right amount of maternity and pediatric content. This new edition includes updated case studies within Nursing Care Plans, as well as a new chapter on pediatric cancer. Focus on the family throughout emphasizes the influence of the entire family in health and illness.

• Focus on the family
throughout emphasizes the influence of the entire family in health and illness.
Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content.
Critical thinking case studies offer you opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings.
Nursing Care Plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview and specific guidelines for delivering effective nursing care.
Nursing Alerts highlight critical information that you need to know when treating patients.
Guidelines boxes outline nursing procedures in an easy-to-follow format.
Emergency boxes in the maternity unit guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures.
Home Care boxes detail important information that you need to deliver care to patients and families in the home setting.
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.
Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, provide resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.
Patient Teaching boxes in the maternity unit highlight important information nurses need to communicate to patients and families.
Cultural Competence boxes equip you with the knowledge you need to deliver culturally competent care.\
Family-Centered Care boxes draw attention to the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.
Medication Guides serve as an important reference of drugs and their interactions.

• NEW! New chapter on pediatric cancer
gives you the most up-to-date information on the latest topics.
EXPANDED! Additional information on sexuality in the maternity section.
EXPANDED! More content on spirituality in the family, culture, and spiritual chapters.
EXPANDED and UPDATED! New content about LBGTQ+ included in the Transition to Parenthood chapter.
NEW! Information on victims of sexual abuse as parents and human trafficking helps prepare you to handle these delicate issues.
NEW and UPDATED! Case studies emphasize interprofessional care, demonstrating how nursing must collaborate with other health care disciplines to provide the most comprehensive care possible to women and children.
UPDATED! Nursing Care Plans now incorporate case studies to personalize interventions and promote critical thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323549387
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/16/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1568
Sales rank: 119,915
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents


UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO MATERNITY NURSING 1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing

2. Community Care: The Family and Culture

UNIT 2: REPRODUCTIVE YEARS 3. Assessment and Health Promotion

4. Reproductive System Concerns

5. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion

UNIT 3: PREGNANCY 6. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development

7. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

8. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy

9. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition

10. Assessment of High Risk Pregnancy

11. High Risk Perinatal Care: Preexisting Conditions

12. High Risk Perinatal Care: Gestational Conditions

UNIT 4: CHILDBIRTH 13. Labor and Birth Processes

14. Pain Management

15. Fetal Assessment During Labor

16. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth

17. Labor and Birth Complications

UNIT 5: POSTPARTUM PERIOD 18. Maternal Physiologic Changes

19. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period

20. Transition to Parenthood

21. Postpartum Complications

UNIT 6: NEWBORN 22. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn

23. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family

24. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

25. The High Risk Newborn


UNIT 7: CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE NURSE 26. 21st Century Pediatric Nursing

27. Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion

28. Developmental and Genetic Influences on Child Health Promotion

UNIT 8 ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILD AND FAMILY 29. Communication, History, and Physical Assessment

30. Pain Assessment and Management in Children


32. The Toddler and Family

33. The Preschooler and Family

34. The School-Age Child and Family

35. The Adolescent and Family

UNIT 10: SPECIAL NEEDS, ILLNESS, AND HOSPITALIZATION 36. Impact of Chronic Illness, Disability, or End-of-Life Care for the Child and Family

37. Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family

38. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization

39. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions

UNIT 11: HEALTH PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN 40. Respiratory Dysfunction

41. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

42. Cardiovascular Dysfunction

43. Hematologic and Immunologic Dysfunction

44. NEW! Cancer

45. Genitourinary Dysfunction

46. Cerebral Dysfunction

47. Endocrine Dysfunction

48. Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction

49. Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction

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