Maternal & Child Nursing Care, 6th edition

  • Marcia London, 
  • Patricia Ladewig, 
  • Michele Davidson, 
  • Jane W. Ball, 
  • Ruth C. Bindler, 
  • Kay Cowen

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Essential nursing skills

  • Assessment Guides help students understand and incorporate into their practice physical assessment and normal findings, alterations and possible causes, and guidelines for nursing interventions.
  • Professionalism in Practice feature illustrates the role of nurses in working with other health professionals.

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Published by Pearson (April 7th 2022) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780136860174

Subject: Maternity & Pediatrics

Category: Maternal & Child Nursing Care

Table of contents


  1. Contemporary Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Nursing
  2. Culture and the Family
  3. Genetics


  1. Health Promotion for Women
  2. Common Gynecologic Problems


  1. Reproductive Physiology, Conception, and Fetal Development
  2. Physical and Psychological Changes of Pregnancy
  3. Antepartum Nursing Assessment
  4. The Expectant Family: Needs and Care
  5. Maternal Nutrition
  6. Pregnancy in Selected Populations
  7. Assessment of Fetal Well-Being
  8. Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems
  9. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Onset


  1. Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth
  2. Intrapartum Nursing Assessment
  3. The Family in Childbirth: Needs and Care
  4. Pharmacologic Pain Management
  5. Childbirth at Risk: Pre-Labor and Intrapartum Complications
  6. Childbirth at Risk: Labor-Related Complications
  7. Birth-Related Procedures


  1. The Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth
  2. Nursing Assessment of the Newborn
  3. The Normal Newborn: Needs and Care
  4. Newborn Feeding
  5. The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth
  6. The Newborn at Risk: Birth-Related Stressors


  1. Postpartum Adaptation and Nursing Assessment
  2. The Postpartum Family: Early Care Needs and Home Care
  3. The Postpartum Family at Risk


  1. Growth and Development
  2. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
  3. Pediatric Assessment
  4. Health Promotion and Maintenance: General Concepts, the Newborn, and the Infant
  5. Health Promotion and Maintenance: The Toddler and the Preschooler
  6. Health Promotion and Maintenance: The School-Age Child and the Adolescent
  7. Family Assessment and Concepts of Nursing Care in the Community
  8. Nursing Considerations for the Child and Family with a Chronic Condition
  9. Nursing Considerations for the Hospitalized Child
  10. Pain Assessment and Management in Children
  11. The Child with a Life-Threatening Condition and End-of-Life Care
  12. Social and Environmental Influences on the Child
  13. Immunizations and Communicable Diseases


  1. The Child with Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
  2. The Child with Alterations in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Function
  3. The Child with Alterations in Respiratory Function
  4. The Child with Alterations in Cardiovascular Function
  5. The Child with Alterations in Immune Function
  6. The Child with Alterations in Hematologic Function
  7. The Child with Cancer
  8. The Child with Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
  9. The Child with Alterations in Genitourinary Function
  10. The Child with Alterations in Endocrine Function
  11. The Child with Alterations in Neurologic Function
  12. The Child with Alterations in Mental Health and Cognitive Function
  13. The Child with Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function
  14. The Child with Alterations in Skin Integrity


  1. Selected Maternal-Newborn Laboratory Values
  2. Selected Pediatric Laboratory Values
  3. Growth Charts
  4. Pediatric Blood Pressure Tables
  5. Conversions and Equivalents
  6. Dietary Reference Intakes
  7. Body Surface Area Nomogram


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