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Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Get a solid foundation in maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is the complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. This best-selling text is organized by developmental stages, discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and includes a focus on family health. This edition also contains newly updated NCLEX® style review questions, new case studies, new content on zika virus, QSEN and safety, and expanded phases of pregnancy.

Key Features

  • Evidence-based maternal-child content prepares you for the LVN/LPN to achieve higher levels of learning, a goal expressed by the IOM Committee on the Future of Nursing.
  • Over 42 detailed, updated nursing skills introduce you to skills unique to maternity and pediatric care.
  • Over 25 nursing care plans feature seven different formats/themes/styles, including unfolding case studies.
  • The beginning concepts of critical thinking introduces you to this idea as a basis for clinical nursing care.
  • Updated content on the influence of microbiomes on non-invasive pregnancy and newborn nursing care addresses its impact on the adult health of the newborn.
  • Step-by-step application of the nursing process covers the hospital, home, community and use in improving global health.
  • Expanded cultural practices as they relate to pregnancy, delivery and pediatric care in the community.
  • Coverage of the use of expanding new technologies and computerized medication administration reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing.

  • Retail price: $100.99
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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • ISBN: 9780323483971