Maternal-Child Nursing Care

Maternal-Child Nursing Care

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Thisbookprovides need-to-know information and skills for LPN/LVN related to maternal and pediatric nursing both as a textbook and as a later reference in an easy-to-read and understand format."
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  • Paperback | 984 pages
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 43.2mm | 1,927.79g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131136275
  • 9780131136274

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This book provides need-to-know information and skills for LPN/LVN related to maternal and pediatric nursing both as a textbook and as a later reference in an easy-to-read and understand format.
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About Mary Ann Towle

Mary Ann Towle, RN, MEd, MSNMary Ann Towle "always wanted to be a nurse" but teaching science in high school also seemed appealing. After graduating from Idaho State University with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, she moved to Boise, Idaho where she accepted a position at St. Luke's Medical Center. Mary Ann felt confident with her entry-level knowledge but was unsure of herself when it came to performing nursing procedures. Several LPNs helped her gain the necessary skills and confidence. Within a few months, she was working in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit as the evening charge nurse. While Mary Ann enjoyed the direct client care of the CCU, she felt something was missing in her career. She taught a few in-service programs and workshops to nurses as well as to Respiratory Therapy students from Boise State University. After three years, an opportunity became available to teach in the LPN program at Boise State University. Mary Ann jumped at the change to combine her love for nursing and her desire to teach. All faculty in the Vocational-Technical Education programs were required to take education classes in order to improve their teaching performance. With a husband and two young children to care for and while teaching full time, Mary Ann attended classes two or three nights a week. After five years, she completed a Master of Education degree with a specialty in Vocational Education. A proponent of life-long learning, Mary Ann returned to school once her family was grown and completed a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Having taught the entire curriculum, Mary Ann sees herself as a generalist with experience in maternity, pediatrics, medical-surgical nursing and geriatrics. It has been 31 years since Mary Ann began her career as a nursing instructor at Boise State University. She has been recognized by the American Vocational Association as Vocational Teacher of the Year at the state and regional levels and as first runner-up at the national level. Mary Ann is the co-author of several other articles and nursing textbooks. Mary Ann is a strong advocate for the LPN/LVN. She works to advance their education and scope of practice within the health care community. She feels that by reducing the stress involved in learning, providing positive feedback, and role modeling, she can help all students develop into quality nurses who can think critically and function in any situation.
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Table of contents

UNIT I. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE Chapter 1 The LPN/LVN in Maternal-Child, Community-Based NursingChapter 2 Legal and Ethical Issues in Maternal-Child NursingChapter 3 Nursing Care of the Family UNIT II MATERNAL-NEWBORN CARE Chapter 4 Reproductive Anatomy and PhysiologyChapter 5 Reproductive IssuesChapter 6 Health Promotion During Pregnancy Chapter 7 Health Promotion During Labor and DeliveryChapter 8 Maternal High-Risk Nursing CareChapter 9 Health Promotion of the Newborn Chapter 10 Health Promotion in the Postpartum Period UNIT III PEDIATRIC CARE Chapter 11 Life Span Growth and DevelopmentChapter 12 Illness Prevention, Health Promotion, and Nutrition in Children Chapter 13 Adapting Procedures in the Care of ChildrenChapter 14 Care of the Hospitalized or Chronically Ill ChildChapter 15 Care of the Child with Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base DisordersChapter 16 Care of the Child with Neurologic and Sensory DisordersChapter 17 Care of the Child with Musculoskeletal DisordersChapter 18 Care of the Child with Respiratory DisordersChapter 19 Care of the Child with Cardiovascular DisordersChapter 20 Care of the Child with Hematologic or Lymphatic Disorders Chapter 21 Care of the Child with Immune DisordersChapter 22 Care of the Child with Gastrointestinal DisordersChapter 23 Care of the Child with Genitourinary DisordersChapter 24 Care of the Child with Integumentary DisordersChapter 25 Care of the Child with Endocrine DisordersChapter 26 Care of the Child with Communicable DiseasesChapter 27 Care of the Child with Psychosocial Disorders Chapter 28 Care of the Family with a Dying Child
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