Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing

Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing

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Elsevier Science and Technology

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care.



  • Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care.
  • Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages.
  • Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting.
  • Objectives are listed in each chapter opener.
  • Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills.
  • A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.


  • Get Ready for the NCLEX®Examination! sections at the end of each chapter help you prepare for classroom tests and the NCLEX examination.
  • Increased focus on safety helps you prepare for safe nursing practice, with:
    • Safety Alert! boxes based on The Joint Commission's 2009/2010 National Patient Safety Goals
    • Medication Safety Alert! boxes highlighting serious and potentially fatal medication errors in infants and children
    • New information on determining pediatric dosages and a discussion of the Pedislide system
  • New skills include step-by-step instructions for:
    • Bathing the Newborn
    • Assessing the Length and Height of Infants and Children
    • Calculating BMI
    • Removal of a Peripheral Intravenous Catheter
    • Using the Peak Flowmeter
    • Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
  • Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.
  • Updated nutrition content compares commercially available infant formulas and discusses organic, natural, and dietetic foods.
  • Nutrition Considerations boxes cover prenatal care, nutritional issues during infancy, and the crisis in childhood obesity.
  • Memory Jogger boxes help you remember important material with mnemonics, tips, and tricks.
  • An updated glossary is available in the textbook, as well as on the companion Evolve website.


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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care.



  • Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care.
  • Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages.
  • Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting.
  • Objectives are listed in each chapter opener.
  • Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills.
  • A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.


  • Get Ready for the NCLEX®Examination! sections at the end of each chapter help you prepare for classroom tests and the NCLEX examination.
  • Increased focus on safety helps you prepare for safe nursing practice, with:
    • Safety Alert! boxes based on The Joint Commission's 2009/2010 National Patient Safety Goals
    • Medication Safety Alert! boxes highlighting serious and potentially fatal medication errors in infants and children
    • New information on determining pediatric dosages and a discussion of thePedislide system
  • New skills include step-by-step instructions for:
    • Bathing the Newborn
    • Assessing the Length and Height of Infants and Children
    • Calculating BMI
    • Removal of a Peripheral Intravenous Catheter
    • Using the Peak Flowmeter
    • Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
  • Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.
  • Updated nutrition content compares commercially available infant formulas and discusses organic, natural, and dietetic foods.
  • Nutrition Considerations boxes cover prenatal care, nutritional issues during infancy, and the crisis in childhood obesity.
  • Memory Jogger boxes help you remember important material with mnemonics, tips, and tricks.
  • An updated glossary is available in the textbook, as well as on the companion Evolve website.


Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier Saunders, c2011
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9781437708240
Characteristics: xx, 841 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: McKinney, Emily Slone

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