Summary: Designed for shorter pediatric and maternity nursing courses, this useful textbook provides students with the "right amount" of maternity and pediatric content in an up-to-date, easy-to-understand manner. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book includes 28 chapters covering maternity nursing content and the second part contains 27 chapters covering pediatric nursing content. Numerous illustrations, photos, and tables help illustrate and clarif ...show morey the information for the student. Many special boxes, pedagogical features, and an inviting full-color design also help make key information easy to find and review.
Nurse Alerts identify critical information that students should not overlook when treating patients. Guidelines boxes outline nursing procedures in an easy-to-follow approach. Emergency boxes highlight emergency procedures in a step-by-step format to help students understand how to perform them. Home Care boxes detail important information to help prepare students to deliver care to patients and families in the home setting. Atraumatic Care boxes (in the pediatrics section) teach students to provide competent care without creating undue physical or psychological stress to the patient. Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, provide resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Critical Thinking Exercises provide students with case scenarios that depict real life situations to help them choose the best interventions and make good clinical judgments. ...show less