Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293587
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Medical

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. "... provides clinical information and insights in a concise, structured and informative way that encourages critical thinking." Reviewed by Kim Shrieves on behalf of Nursing Times, April 2015 Concise, yet comprehensive, content is presented within the scope of practice for the LVN/LPN, but with sufficient depth to facilitate students in a ladder program allowing them to be successful with the ADN program requirements for the specialties. Step-by-step procedure lists throughout the text help you master important maternity and pediatric nursing processes with Skills Performance Checklists available on the Evolve website. Nursing Care Plans with Critical Thinking Questions reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing. Logical organization of content from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness makes locating and accessing information easy. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English, before they enter clinical practice. Health Promotion boxes emphasize the importance of family-centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women’s health issues, and growth and development of child and parent to help you understand and teach wellness and disease prevention to patients in your care. Nutrition content highlights the importance of proper nutrition for women before, during, and after pregnancy (for those who are breastfeeding), as well as critical information about the nutrition needs and problems of newborns, infants, and children. Nursing Tips throughout provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information. NEW! Unfolding case studies with illustrations follow first-time parents Tess and Luis throughout the stages of pregnancy and birth of their twins, with a series of critical thinking questions. NEW! Updated NCLEX exam-style review questions have been revised to a higher cognitive level to better reflect the NCLEX examination. NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism and natural disasters better reflects the evolving role of the nurse in disaster situations. NEW! Enhanced appendix includes Pediatric Lab Values for quick and easy reference.

Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293600
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Medical

Leifer’s Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing is a rich resource that enhances your comprehension and application of material from every chapter of the textbook. With a variety of learning activities, critical thinking exercises, case studies, and review questions, this study guide reinforces your mastery of the essential maternity and pediatric nursing concepts and skills you need to pass the NCLEX-PN® Examination and succeed in your nursing career. NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter test basic chapter knowledge as well as ask for appropriate nursing actions, what the nurse should expect in terms of medical care of the patient, and what complications the patient is at risk of developing. Case Studies and Applying Knowledge activities provide additional opportunities to apply learned information to clinical care. Thinking Critically activities require you to apply what you’ve learned in the textbook to new situations and draw conclusions based on that knowledge. Learning activities include matching, labeling, and completion exercises to help you learn basic concepts of maternity and pediatric nursing. Crossword puzzles in selected chapters are a nice way to change up the format when testing comprehension of terms and concepts. Answer key is located on the student’s Evolve website.

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Emily Slone McKinney, R.N.
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 1455772569
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Medical

Leifer's Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing is a rich resource that enhances your comprehension and application of material from every chapter of the textbook. With a variety of learning activities, critical thinking exercises, case studies, and review questions, this study guide reinforces your mastery of the essential maternity and pediatric nursing concepts and skills you need to pass the NCLEX-PN® Examination and succeed in your nursing career. NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter test basic chapter knowledge as well as ask for appropriate nursing actions, what the nurse should expect in terms of medical care of the patient, and what complications the patient is at risk of developing. Case Studies and Applying Knowledge activities provide additional opportunities to apply learned information to clinical care. Thinking Critically activities require you to apply what you've learned in the textbook to new situations and draw conclusions based on that knowledge. Learning activities include matching, labeling, and completion exercises to help you learn basic concepts of maternity and pediatric nursing. Crossword puzzles in selected chapters are a nice way to change up the format when testing comprehension of terms and concepts. Answer key is located on the student's Evolve website.

Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care

Author: Luanne Linnard-Palmer
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803658431
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Medical

Finally! A new OB/peds textbook that focuses on what LPNs must know. You’ll find just the right depth and breadth of coverage with a focus on the knowledge and skills that LPNs need to know to practice safely.

Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Susan Scott Ricci
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781780551
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Authors Susan Ricci and Terri Kyle have teamed up to deliver a unique resource for your students to understand the health needs of women and children. This new combination book, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, will empower the reader to guide women and their children toward higher levels of wellness throughout the life cycle. The textbook emphasizes how to anticipate, identify, and address common problems to allow timely, evidence-based interventions. Features include unfolding case studies throughout each chapter, multiple examples of critical thinking, and an outstanding visual presentation with extensive illustrations depicting key concepts. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include video clips and NCLEX®-style review questions.

Study Guide for Maternal Child Nursing Care

Author: Shannon E. Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293945
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Medical

Master content from the textbook with this helpful study tool! Designed to accompany Perry's Maternal Child Nursing Care, 4th Edition, this workbook will assist students in understanding and applying material from each chapter in the text.

Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Nancy T. Hatfield
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469838670
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Medical

Written specifically for the LPN/LVN student, this Third Edition of Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing provides clear, well-illustrated, and clinically relevant coverage of pregnancy, birth, and pediatrics to help student’s master key clinical and critical thinking skills and prepare for the NCLEX® exam and successful practice. This Third Edition is enhanced by new care plans in the clinical chapters, new case studies, a new art program, a new pronunciation guide, and more. Online video clips of live births, Cesarean delivery, breastfeeding, pediatric milestones, the well child, and the hospitalized child bring concepts to life in dynamic full color. To ensure student mastery of key topics, an integrated workbook at the end of each chapter includes NCLEX-style questions (many NEW to this edition), study activities, and critical thinking: "What Would You Do?" exercises.

Maternal Child Nursing Care E Book

Author: Shannon E. Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323096089
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Medical

Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, Maternal Child Nursing Care, 5th Edition offers the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination. This new edition offers numerous content updates throughout the text to keep you up-to-date on the latest topics and best practices. Plus hundreds of illustrations, alert boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information. 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, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings. Emergency boxes in the maternity unit guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content. Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care. NEW! Content updates throughout the text give you the latest information on topics such as the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, and childhood obesity. NEW! Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes including QSEN KSAs (knowledge, skills, attitudes) provide the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care. NEW! Medication Alerts stress medication safety concerns for better therapeutic management. NEW! Safety Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.

Foundations of Nursing E Book

Author: Kim Cooper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293143
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: Medical

A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.

Maternal Child Nursing

Author: Emily Slone McKinney
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323478342
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Medical

Easily master maternity and pediatric nursing care with Maternal-Child Nursing, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read text is filled with a wealth of user-friendly features to help you quickly master essential concepts and skills. It offers completely updated content - including expanded information on the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman and children, and enhanced coverage of the QSEN initiative. It also features an abundance of active learning tools so you have ample opportunities to practice applying your knowledge and skills. Nursing care plans help you apply 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. Critical Thinking Exercises allow you to apply your knowledge to realistic clinical situations. Communication Cues provide practical tips for effective verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and families. Clinical Reference 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. Safety Alerts call attention to important patient safety considerations for better outcomes of nursing care. Glossary at the end of the book offers quick access to all key terms and definitions presented in the text. Want to Know boxes provide teaching guidelines such as communication guides directed at patients and families. Pathophysiology boxes present an illustrated overview of disorders. Updated drug guides summarize key medication information. NEW! Completely updated content includes expanded information on the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman and children, and the QSEN initiative. UPDATED! Evidence-Based Practice boxes with newly researched topics offer the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care. UPDATED! Online resources offer the best interactive tools to learn in the most effective way possible. NEW! Improved consistency between maternity and pediatric sections makes it easier to switch from one area to the other for more efficient learning.

Study Guide for Maternal Child Nursing

Author: Emily Slone McKinney
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323478687
Release Date: 2017-01-25
Genre: Medical

Learn to apply the knowledge you gain from Maternal-Child Nursing, 5th Edition to real-world scenarios with this user-friendly study guide. Specifically designed to parallel the material in the McKinney text, it’s full of hands-on learning exercises, practical activities, and valuable review of essential concepts and skills to help cement your understanding of maternity and pediatric nursing care and apply that knowledge to the clinical world. Revised review questions reflect the study guide’s updated content and allow you to quickly check your understanding of text material. Learning exercises include matching, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions to test your knowledge of the important material from each chapter. Expanded critical thinking exercises further test your critical thinking and decision making skills. Case studies and critical thinking exercises help you apply theoretical knowledge to real-life situations. Suggested learning activities for community and clinical settings enhance your understanding of the content. NEW! Completely updated content matches the textbook and provides a comprehensive review of essential maternal-child concepts and skills.

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455776412
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Medical

The leading medical-surgical text for LPN/LVN students, Linton''s Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition offers just the right level of information to equip today''s students to effectively care for adults and older adults. Covering both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, this comprehensive text addresses the LPN/LVN''s role in a variety of care settings, including acute care and long-term care, with a special emphasis on assignment and supervision responsibilities. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content No other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. Foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoid repetition later in the text and create a foundation to build your understanding of disorders by body system. Safety alerts are highlighted throughout the text with a Safety Considerations icon. A separate unit on psychiatric mental health nursing covers psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse - eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Content related to the NCLEX-PN test plan is emphasized throughout the text, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), provide an in-depth understanding for patient care. Focus on assignment and supervision helps you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and makes sure they understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. A separate unit on gerontologic nursing provides comprehensive coverage of the care of the older adult and related disorders. No other LPN/LVN med-surg text offers as much coverage of this primary patient group. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables offer quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Nutrition Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally-competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. NEW! Continued emphasis on evidence-based practice and the most current research findings include specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care. NEW! Updated nursing diagnoses all reflect the most current NANDA listings for NCLEX compliance.

Study Guide for Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323222082
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Medical

Reader-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting. Learning activities include matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans.Approximately 2,000 review questions include revised as well as new standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions.NCLEX review question answer rationales discuss both correct and incorrect responses to help you explore the logic of your choices.Prioritization activities provide practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs, including nurse aids and nurse assistants). NEW! Completely revised content matches the most up-to-date nursing diagnoses.

Understanding Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Linda S Williams
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803642263
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Genre: Medical

Here’s everything you need to know to care for adult medical-surgical patients and pass the NCLEX-PN®. Easy-to-understand guidance helps you confidently grasp the principles, concepts, and skills essential for practice.

Pediatric Nursing

Author: Debra L. Price
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781416040491
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, the new edition of this market-leading textbook presents a clear, well-organized exploration of pediatric nursing for LPN/LVN students. It integrates cutting edge information with updated content, offering useful learning tools to reinforce fundamental concepts. Organized according to developmental stages, the book covers pediatric nursing from infancy to adolescence, with a separate chapter on end-of-life care for children and their families. With its easy-to-read, clear writing style, it provides exactly the right depth and breadth of content for LPN/LVNs. Organization by developmental stages. UNIQUE! Pediatric psychophysiologic responses to bioterrorism and threats of bioterrorism are found in Chapter 1. UNIQUE! Nursing Briefs stress important content-related points and help you prioritize information. Communication Alert boxes identify key tips, specific to establishing successful nurse-patient-family communication. UNIQUE! Community Cues address home care and community-based care issues and tie in nursing care with larger community-based problems, such as nutrition, immunization, and health promotion. UNIQUE! Data Cues list assessment data to help you recognize possible pediatric disorders. Nursing Care Plans with Critical Thinking Questions reinforce the nursing process as applied to pediatric disorders. 13 Skills follow the nursing process and are clearly presented in an Action/Rationale format and teach basic procedures used by the LPN/LVN in pediatric nursing settings. UNIQUE! Chapter 3 includes a section on NIC/NOC, classification systems used in many clinical and hospital settings. Online Resources appear at the end of each chapter and provide an opportunity for further study. Perforated Self-Assessment Workbook included at the back of the book features a variety of matching, multiple-choice, study questions, case studies with critical thinking questions, and Internet activities. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Snapshots of selected clinical situations with brief scenarios are located after the Critical Thinking Questions at the end of selected Nursing Care Plans and provide visual examples of specific disorders to help you apply critical thinking skills to clinical situations. UNIQUE! January 2007 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule (Appendix A) for children, adolescents, and catch-up growth immunizations provide the most up-to-date information for nurses and families. UNIQUE! JCAHO's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols provides guidelines for the prevention of medication administration error, especially serious in pediatric dosages. Health Promotion boxes highlight wellness and disease prevention in light of relevant Healthy People 2010 objectives. Content on evidence-based practice, increased cultural content added to Chapter 1: Child Health Evolution and new information on complementary and alternative therapies in Chapter 3: Care of the Hospitalized Child have been added. Home Care Tips related to specific disorders supplement the content on home care in Chapter 3.