FOUNDATIONS OF MATERNAL & PEDIATRIC NURSING 3rd EDITION is a user-friendly text that covers prenatal care, complications of pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, and newborn care, as well as childrearing from birth through 18 years of age. Each chapter contains a Case Study with critical thinking questions designed to assist the reader through the nursing process and to develop a customized plan of care for the client in the scenario. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.
New to this Edition
- Adds more critical thinking questions to chapters, which increases critical thinking, as well as 10 NCLEX style questions for each chapter to help prepare students for the NCLEX examination.
- Updated features include the addition of concept maps and concept care maps where appropriate as well as new feature Memory Tricks that provides mnemonic devices for important concepts.
- Exciting new interactive StudyWARE CD-ROM free with purchase provides chapter by chapter quizzes, games such as hangman and crossword puzzles, flashcard activities, animations of physiological processes, video clips of nursing procedures, and much more.
- Numerous special features including Client Teaching, Professional Tips, Critical Thinking, Life Span Considerations, Community/Home Health Care, and Cultural Considerations enrich the content and provide practical information the nurse can apply directly to practice.
- Includes NIC/NOC references in Nursing Care Plans to reflect current practice.
- Includes Nursing Management sections in all Nursing Process sections that emphasize the nurse's responsibilities in delivering safe, effective, and competent care.
- Sample Nursing Care Plans provide a model for creating effective care plans (all updated to reflect the most current NANDA Definitions and Classifications), while Case Studies allow the reader to use critical thinking skills to develop additional care plans based on the information provided.
Table of Contents
1. Prenatal Care.
2. Complications of Pregnancy.
3. The Birth Process.
4. Postpartum Care.
5. Newborn Care.
6. Basics of Pediatric Care.
7. Infants with Special Needs.
8. Common Childhood Disorders.
Appendix A. Nanda Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011.
Appendix B. Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule.
Appendix C. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols.
Appendix D. English/Spanish Words and Phrases.
About the Author
Lois Elain Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial
Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science
from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
from Texas A & I University—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas;
a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus
Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration—community
college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar
college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program
and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of
the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals
of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn
nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice.
Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board
of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse
Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level
of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational
Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National
League for Nursing.
Gena Duncan. Working as an RN for 36 years in the clinical and educational arenas has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has an MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, an assistance head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, a continuing education instructor, an associate professor in an LPN program, and director of an Associate Degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an Associate Degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. Her master's research thesis was entitled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored two textbooks, a medical-surgical textbook and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Wendy Baumle is currently a nursing instructor at James A. Rhodes State College in Ohio. She has spent 19 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academician. Ms. Baumle has taught fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and ethics in healthcare in practical nursing and associate nursing degree programs. She has previously taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio, and at James. A. Rhodes State College, in Lima, Ohio. Wendy Baumle earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio and her Master's Degree in Nursing from The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. Ms. Baumle is a member of a number of professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association. Her professional career has prepared her with the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective lecturer and author.