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Leifers Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada

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ISBN: 9781771722049

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Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada

By Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, CNE and Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C)

848 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2020
$124.99, Paperback, Reference

Availability:New edition due. 12/01/23.

New Edition Forthcoming


Gain a solid foundation in Canadian maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Leifer’s Intro to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada, is the first Canadian edition of the best-selling Leifer textbook. Fully revised by author, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), it includes Canadian statistics, terminology, references, guidelines, resources, Canadian nursing best practices, assessments, and more! It’s organized by developmental stages and includes discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness. With a rich focus on family health, this text contains exam-style review questions, case studies, and numerous other pedagogical features to give you the tools you need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context.

Key Features

  • Logical organization of content by simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, makes it easy for you to locate and access information. 
  • Health Promotion Considerations boxes focus on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postpartum health, newborn health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness---including Canadian immunization schedules for all ages.
  • Unfolding Case Studies with open-ended critical thinking questions assess application of content to practice as you follow one family through conception and the birth process.
  • Nursing Care Plans provide expected outcomes, interventions, and rationales for nursing interventions.
  • Comprehensive coverage of over 35 skills, outlined in step-by-step format cover a wide range of maternal and pediatric nursing interventions. 
  • Focus on health promotion and illness prevention, covers women’s health issues, and growth and development of child and parent.
  • Cultural considerations applied as they relate to maternal/infant, and pediatric care in detailed tables.
  • Safety Alerts emphasize protecting patients, family, health care providers, and the public from accidents, medication errors, and the spread of disease.
  • Nursing Tips throughout text provide you with pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Fully revised content for a Canadian audience includes statistics, terminology, references and resources, 2019 Canada’s Food Guide, guidelines from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist’s of Canada (SOGC), the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), and the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian nursing best practice guidelines, assessments, and more!
  • NEW! Strong focus on Health Promotion includes application of the social determinants of health, greater emphasis on community nursing, primary health care, and family-centred care approach. 
  • NEW! High-Risk Newborn chapter combines preterm/post-term newborn with the child born with a congenital condition. 
  • NEW! Chapter covers caring for the child with a chronic illness or in palliative care.
  • UNIQUE! Baby-Friendly Initiatives incorporated throughout the text. 
  • UNIQUE! Canadian cultural considerations include content related to Indigenous Peoples threaded throughout all applicable chapters.
  • NEW! Updated labour information based on Canadian guidelines and the five P’s of labour.
  • NEW! Complete inclusion of Canadian medications, dosages, and metric measurements.
  • NEW! Enhanced and updated art programme reflect Canada’s cultural diversity in the health care setting. 
  • NEW! Coverage of Canadian ethical and legal standards, and provincial and territorial legislation.
  • NEW! Critical Thinking questions applies concepts learned in the chapter to practical situations.
  • NEW! UPDATED! Examination review questions prepare you for certification exams.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage on safety includes maternity and pediatric care in the home and community.

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By Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, CNE, Professor, Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing, Riverside City College, Riverside, California and Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), Professor School of Nursing Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Toronto, Ontario

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