Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Fourth edition, International Edition

by Susan Ricci, Theresa Kyle and Susan Carman

Imprint: LWW

212.00 x 276.00 x 0.00 mm

, 212.00 x 276.00 x 0.00 mm

  • Cloth Over Boards
  • ISBN: 9781975161682
  • October 2020


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Focus your course on essential concepts and establish the basis for the sound nursing care of women and children with Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, Fourth Edition. The latest edition of this trusted text has been designed with your curriculum in mind, helping you maximize your class time and establish the knowledge base and critical thinking skills students need to ensure safe, effective maternity and pediatric care and guide women and children toward higher levels of wellness throughout the life cycle.
A nursing process approach provides relevant information in a concise, straightforward manner, streamlining coverage of a broad scope of maternity topics and clearly distinguishing the differences between the care of adults and children. Emphasizing commonly encountered clinical challenges in maternity and pediatric care, this practical text builds students’ ability to anticipate, identify and address problems and provide timely, evidence-based interventions to reduce long-term sequelae.
The updated Fourth Edition readies students for the realities of practice with unfolding case studies and patient stories that hone students’ clinical judgment and challenge them to apply concepts to real-world scenarios they’ll encounter throughout their nursing careers.
  • UPDATED! Revised content throughout the text reflects the latest practices and interventions in maternity and pediatric care.
  • NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, encourage critical thinking and inspire meaningful classroom discussions about common patient care scenarios. 
  • NEW! Clinical Reasoning Alerts strengthen students’ ability to recognize key points in the nursing process requiring critical thinking.  
  • NEW! Healthy People 2030 boxes highlight relevant implications of this U.S. government healthcare initiative on the care of women and children.
  • Unfolding Case Studies present concepts in a real-world clinical context to strengthen students’ caregiving capabilities, and accompanying questions boost critical thinking and clinical evaluation skills. 
  • Nursing Procedures guide students step by step through commonly performed clinical tasks. 
  • Words of Wisdom give students practical, timely insight from experienced professionals on maternity and pediatric care. 
  • Teaching Guidelines instill confidence to educate clients about various issues in women’s and pediatric healthcare.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes reinforce chapter concepts with the relevant, up-to-date clinical research.
  • Drug Guides provide fast access to actions, indications, and significant nursing implications for commonly used medications.
  • Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Test tables improve students’ diagnostic capabilities for a broad range of disorders.
  • Common Medical Treatment tables familiarize students with medical and surgical treatment methods that are frequently employed in maternity and pediatric care.
  • Nursing Care Plans demonstrate each step of the nursing process and outline a guide for delivering care. 
  • Comparison Charts clarify easily confused concepts. 
  • Consider This! features engage students in commonly encountered real-life scenarios to enhance their critical thinking and clinical reasoning. 
  • Atraumatic Care highlights provide scenario-specific tips for effective atraumatic care of children. 
  • Thinking About Development boxes encourage critical thinking about special developmental concerns. 
  • Learning Objectives help students prioritize information as they learn.
  • Key Terms clarify important terminology that may be new to students.  
  • Key Concepts reinforce essential points from each chapter at a glance.
  • Tables, boxes, and illustrations summarize and reinforce for fast reference.
  • References and websites point students to resources for deeper review and remediation. 
  • Chapter worksheets test students’ understanding of chapter content and highlight areas for further review.