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Maternal & Child Nursing Care, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Marcia L. London, Patricia W. Ladewig, Jane W. Ball, Ruth C. Bindler, Kay J. Cowen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 2, 2010

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The fundamental themes upon which Maternal and Child Nursing Care, 3e is based will help students realize their potential and their role as practicing nurses in pediatric and maternity settings. These themes include Nursing Care in the Community, Client Education, Critical Thinking, and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. By embracing these themes, students will prepare themselves to become caring and qualified health care practitioners.

Table of Contents

Unit 1. Introduction to Family-Centered Care

1. Contemporary Maternal Newborn and Child Health Nursing

2. Culture and the Family

3. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

4. Conception and Fetal Development


Unit 2. Women’s Health

5. Health Promotion for Women

6. Common Gynecologic Problems

7. Families with Special Reproductive Concerns


Unit 3. Pregnancy and Family

8. Preparation for Parenthood

9. Physical and Psychologic Changes of Pregnancy

10. Antepartal Nursing Assessment

11. The Expectant Family: Needs and Care

12. Maternal Nutrition

13. Adolescent Pregnancy

14. Assessment of Fetal Well-Being

15. Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems

16. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Problems


Unit 4. Birth and the Family

17. Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth

18. Intrapartal Nursing Assessment

19. The Family in Childbirth: Needs and Care

20. Pharmacologic Pain Management

21. Childbirth at Risk: Prelabor Complications

22. Childbirth at Risk: Labor-Related Complications

23. Birth-Related Procedures


Unit 5. The Newborn and Postpartum Family

24. The Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth

25. Nursing Assessment of the Newborn

26. Normal Newborn: Needs and Care

27. Newborn Nutrition

28. The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth

29. The Newborn at Risk: Birth-Related Stressors

30. Postpartal Adaptation and Nursing Assessment

31. The Postpartum Family: Needs and Care

32. The Postpartum Family at Risk


Unit 6. Care and Needs of Children

33. Growth and Development

34. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition

35. Pediatric Assessment

36. Health Promotion and Maintenance: General Concepts, the Newborn, and the Infant

37. Health Promotion and Maintenance: The Toddler, the Preschooler, and the School-Age Child

38. Health Promotion and Maintenance: The Adolescent

39. Family Assessment and Concepts of Nursing Care in the Community

40. Nursing Considerations for the Child and Family with a Chronic Condition

41. Nursing Considerations for the Hospitalized Child

42. Pain Assessment and Management in Children

43. The Child with a Life-Threatening Condition and End-of-Life Care

44. Social and Environmental Influences on the Child and Adolescent

45. Immunizations and Communicable Diseases


Unit 7. Caring for Children with Alterations in Health Status

46. The Child with Alterations in Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance

47. The Child with Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function

48. The Child with Alterations in Respiratory Function

49. The Child with Alterations in Cardiovascular Function

50. The Child with Alterations in Immune Function

51. The Child with Alterations in Hematologic Function

52. The Child with Cancer

53. The Child with Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function

54. The Child with Alterations in Genitourinary Function

55. The Child with Alterations in Endocrine Function

56. The Child with Alterations in Neurologic Function

57. The Child with Alterations in Mental Health and Cognitive Function

58. The Child with Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function

59. The Child with Alterations in Skin Integrity



A. Selected Maternal-Newborn Laboratory Values

B. Selected Pediatric Laboratory Values

C. Physical Growth Charts

D. Pediatric Blood Pressure Values

E. Conversions and Equivalents

F. Actions and Effects of Selected Drugs During Breastfeeding

G. The Friedman Family Assessment Model

H. Dietary Reference Intakes and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Females, Pregnancy, and Lactation

I. West Nomogram-Body Surface Area

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