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Master key concepts and apply them to your nursing practice! Corresponding to the chapters in Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing, 6th Edition, by Gloria Leifer, RN, MA, CNE, this study guide reinforces your understanding of essential concepts and skills. It offers the preparation you need to pass the NCLEX 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. Several Thinking Critically sections and case studies with critical thinking questions have been added. Alternate-item format questions are included in the review questions for the NCLEX Examination.
This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives. Lifespan coverage from prenatal development to death helps students integrate concepts related to normal changes in each stage of the life cycle. Coverage of current research and trends in health care provide readers with the most up-to-date, accurate information. Health promotion and disease prevention, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, are highlighted throughout the book. Cultural content is highlighted throughout the book and in new Chapter 3: Cultural Considerations in Health Care to encourage students to consider cultural implications at every stage of development. Separate chapter on advanced old age and geriatrics (Chapter 14) discuss the theories, physiological changes, and psychological aspects of aging; health promotion and maintenance; and the role of health care providers in caring for the geriatric patient. All of this helps students understand how to maintain quality of life and promote health in advanced old age. Teaching techniques for every developmental stage are part of a consistent chapter format and provide age-appropriate patient education tips. Consistent chapter organization for each stage of growth and development makes information easy to access. Critical Thinking scenarios and questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students consider all variables when planning care across the lifespan. Student learning features include Objectives, Key Terms, Key Points, and Review Questions. Appendix A includes the FDA's Recommended Child and Adult Immunization Schedules, providing essential health promotion information. NEW Appendix B provides a Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms to enhance students' awareness of culturally sensitive care. Glossary includes definitions of Key Terms and additional terms help students review concepts and terminology at a glance. Bibliography is organized by chapter at the end of the book to facilitate additional research and study.
Corresponding to every chapter of the Leifer textbook, Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is a rich resource that enhances your comprehension and application of the material. With a variety of learning activities, critical thinking exercises, case studies, and review questions, this study guide reinforces your understanding of essential maternity and pediatric nursing concepts and skills that you need to pass the NCLEX-PN (R) and succeed in your nursing career. Case Studies and Applying Knowledge activities provide additional opportunities for you 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. NEW! Exercises and review questions correspond with updated content from the 8th edition of this best-selling textbook
Get a solid foundation in maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is the complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. This best-selling text is organized by developmental stages, discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and includes a focus on family health. This edition also contains newly updated NCLEX (R) style review questions, new case studies, new content on zika virus, QSEN and safety, and expanded phases of pregnancy. Evidence-based maternal-child content prepares you for the LVN/LPN to achieve higher levels of learning, a goal expressed by the IOM Committee on the Future of Nursing. Over 42 detailed, updated nursing skills introduce you to skills unique to maternity and pediatric care. Over 25 nursing care plans feature seven different formats/themes/styles, including unfolding case studies. The beginning concepts of critical thinking introduces you to this idea as a basis for clinical nursing care. Updated content on the influence of microbiomes on non-invasive pregnancy and newborn nursing care addresses its impact on the adult health of the newborn. Step-by-step application of the nursing process covers the hospital, home, community and use in improving global health. Expanded cultural practices as they relate to pregnancy, delivery and pediatric care in the community. Coverage of the use of expanding new technologies and computerized medication administration reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing. NEW! Discussion of new health threats include in-depth coverage of the Zika virus and Influenza NEW! Updated guidelines for hypertension and immunizations for infants and children. NEW! Updated QSEN goals and nursing responsibilities reflect the most recent changes. NEW! Expanded phases of pregnancy includes preconceptual, prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and interconceptual care and nursing responsibilities. NEW! Updated nursing responsibilities related to global health reflect the "Baby Friendly Hospital" WHO initiative and interprofessional nursing communication related to nursing "hand-off care" and shift change reports. NEW! Updated NCLEX (R) exam-style review questions have been revised with alternate item formats at the end of each chapter. NEW! Expanded nursing and safety tips throughout include evidence-based online resources which provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information. NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism better reflects trauma related to pregnancy and pediatric care.
From prenatal through postpartum care, Gloria Leifer's Maternity Nursing: An Introductory Text provides an essential foundation for promoting the health and wellness of mothers and newborns. This edition includes the latest advances and practice standards in maternity nursing care, highlighting Healthy People 2020 and the 2011 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals. Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this text addresses the knowledge, skills, and scope of practice appropriate for LPN/LVN and LPN/LVN-to-ADN ladder programs. Chronological organization of content follows a sequence from family issues, fetal development, pregnancy, labor, birth, and care of the newborn, to postpartum issues with special social, familial, and cultural considerations. Organization of concepts in each chapter by simple to complex and from health to illness makes it easier to locate and understand the material. Complete, concise coverage includes a table of physiologic and psychosocial changes throughout the pregnancy, unique content on CPR for the pregnant patient and infectious diseases acquired during pregnancy, a pictorial story of a vaginal birth, cultural considerations of pregnancy and maternal care, and nursing responses to loss, death, and grief. UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide in the back of the book reinforces understanding with multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, scenario-based clinical situation questions, and online activities. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help in understanding how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply your knowledge to clinical scenarios. Health Promotion boxes and content focus on family-centered care, health promotion, illness prevention, and women's health issues. Clinical Pathways use an interdisciplinary, collaborative-care approach in tracking interventions along a timeline from assessment to discharge and follow up. Online resources for further research and study are included at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! LPN Threads make learning easier, featuring a 10th-grade reading level, key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references, chapter objectives, special features boxes, and full-color art, photographs, and design. Coverage of the latest advances in nursing care includes fetal heart rate monitoring during labor and delivery and revised diabetes classifications. Get Ready for the NCLEX (R) Examination! section at the end of each chapter includes key points, review questions, and critical thinking questions for individual, small group, or classroom review. Safety Alert! boxes highlight 2011 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals, with special consideration for serious and potentially fatal medication errors. Easily recognizable icons for standard steps are included in each skill (e.g., hand hygiene). UNIQUE! Icons in page margins point to relevant animations and video clips on the companion Evolve website.
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