Maternal-Child Nursing, 6th Edition

Authors :
Emily Slone McKinney & Susan R. James & Sharon Smith Murray & Kristine Nelson & Jean Ashwill
Date of Publication: 11/2021

Build your skills in the science and art of maternity and pediatric nursing! Maternal-Child Nursing, 6th Edition makes it easy to understand the essentials of women’s health, maternity, and children’s nursing care. It simplifies the steps of t......view more

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Build your skills in the science and art of maternity and pediatric nursing! Maternal-Child Nursing, 6th Edition makes it easy to understand the essentials of women’s health, maternity, and children’s nursing care. It simplifies the steps of the nursing process and relates them to care, helping you develop clinical judgment skills and provide safe, effective care in evidence-based practice. This edition adds case studies preparing you for the new Next Generation NCLEX® examination. Best of all, active learning tools and features make it fun to master nursing concepts, offering plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge to the practice setting.


New to this edition
  • Nursing Care Plans help students apply the nursing process to plan individualized care in the most common maternity and pediatric situations.
  • Clinical Reference sections in pediatrics chapters provide basic information on disorders and their related anatomy and physiology, differences in body systems between children and adults, commonly used drugs, lab values, diagnostic tests, and procedures.
  • Clinical Judgment boxes highlight situations designed to test clinical judgment skills.
  • Health Promotion boxes highlight information needed to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages.
  • Safety Alerts emphasize what is important to remember when providing safe and optimal quality care.
  • Pathophysiology boxes present an illustrated overview of illnesses and how to manage them.
  • Want to Know boxes provide teaching guidelines, including sample answers for questions that are likely to be asked or topics that need to be taught.
  • Communication Cues offer practical tips for verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and families.
  • Glossary at the end of the book gives students quick access to all key terms and definitions.

Key Features
  • Nursing Care Plans help students apply the nursing process to plan individualized care in the most common maternity and pediatric situations.
  • Clinical Reference sections in pediatrics chapters provide basic information on disorders and their related anatomy and physiology, differences in body systems between children and adults, commonly used drugs, lab values, diagnostic tests, and procedures.
  • Clinical Judgment boxes highlight situations designed to test clinical judgment skills.
  • Health Promotion boxes highlight information needed to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages.
  • Safety Alerts emphasize what is important to remember when providing safe and optimal quality care.
  • Pathophysiology boxes present an illustrated overview of illnesses and how to manage them.
  • Want to Know boxes provide teaching guidelines, including sample answers for questions that are likely to be asked or topics that need to be taught.
  • Communication Cues offer practical tips for verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and families.
  • Glossary at the end of the book gives students quick access to all key terms and definitions.

Author Information
By Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C, Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX; Susan R. James, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing, Curry College, Milton, MA; Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Professor Emerita, Health Professions, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA; Kristine Nelson, RN, MN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Tarrant County College Fort Worth, Texas and Jean Ashwill, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas