Engaging and easy to read, this concise textbook offers just the right level of maternity and pediatric nursing coverage. It provides a solid foundation in normal body function, then builds on that knowledge to help you understand how to modify nursing care when the unexpected arises. Clear writing and interactive learning tools (including video and animation) reinforce key concepts and encourage you to think critically and apply what you’ve learned.
Critical Thinking Exercises
allow you to apply your knowledge to realistic clinical situations.
Nursing care plans assist you with applying the nursing process to plan individualized care for the most common maternity and pediatric conditions.
Critical to Remember boxes summarize and highlight essential, need-to-know information.
Communication Cues provide practical tips for effective verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and families.
sections in pediatric chapters present information relevant to each body system, including anatomy and physiology, differences in the pediatric patient, and related laboratory and diagnostic tests.
Integrated electronic features match icons in the text, so you can use print and electronic resources more effectively together.
Using Research to Improve Practice boxes help you determine proper care to reinforce best practice.
Spanish translations are included for phrases commonly encountered with maternity and pediatric patients.
Improved design makes the text easier to read, and up-to-date photos ensure accuracy.
By Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C, Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX; Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing, Coordinator, Nursing of Infants and Children, Curry College, Milton, MA; Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Professor Emerita, Health Professions, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA; Kristine Nelson, RN, MN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Tarrant County College Fort Worth, Texas and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
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