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Quick Look Nursing: Obstetric and Pediatric Pathophysiology

Author(s): Bernadette Madara, EdD, APRN
Carol T. Avery, EdD, EdD
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, MSN, APRN
Linda Wagner, EdD, MSN
  • ISBN-13: 9780763741174
  • ISBN-10:0763741175
  • Paperback    557 pages      © 2008
Price: $116.95 US List
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Quick Look Nursing: Obstetric and Pediatric Pathophysiology is a quick reference book that works well as a supplement to other textbooks. It is the only reference book that covers obstetrics, women’s health issues and pediatric pathophysiology! 


This text is a highly useful reference for nursing students in Pediatric and OB clinical courses and for nurses working on OB/GYN or pediatric units.  Women’s health topics include all aspects of reproduction and family health such as normal and high risk pregnancy, menopause and STDs. 


The pediatric section is organized by a body system approach and covers common pediatric health deviations with an emphasis on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and common management strategies.


Features NCLEX-Style Questions!

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Closer Look – closely examines key points in greater depth

Quick Facts – highlights important tidbits and facts

Warning – alerts you to vital facts about medications, devices, and specific disorders

Questions to Ask – lists questions you should ask patients and caregivers

Questions and Answers – quizzes you with NCLEX®-style review questions and provides their answers and rationales

Section 1 - Reproduction and Family Health

Section 2 - Family Planning

Section 3 - Antepartum Period

Section 4 - Intrapartum and Postpartum Periods

Section 5 - Complications of Pregnancy

Section 6 - High Risk Conditions of Pregnancy

Section 7 - Menopause

Section 8 - Sexually Transmitted Infections

Section 9 - Cancer

Section 10 - Cardiovascular Disorders

Section 11 - Diabetes Mellitus

Section 12 - Eye and Ear Disorders

Section 13 - Gastrointestinal Disorders

Section 14 - Hematological Disorders

Section 15 - Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Section 16 - Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Section 17 - Integumentary Disorders

Section 18 - Liver and Pancreas Disorders

Section 19 - Neurologic and Muscular Disorders

Section 20 - Orthopedic Disorders

Section 21 - Renal Disorders

Section 22 - Respiratory Disorders

Section 23 - Rheumatic Disease


Bernadette Madara, EdD, APRN

Dr. Madara is a professor of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.  Her area

of practice is adult health.  She received her BSN from St Anselm College-Manchester, New Hampshire, MA

from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma MSN from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT and Ed.D

from Teacher’s College-Columbia University. 

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Carol T. Avery, EdD, EdD

Dr. Avery is a tenured professor of nursing at Western Connecticut State University in where she teaches

on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Her area of expertise is maternal-newborn nursing and

women’s health.  She received her BSN from the University of Bridgeport, MSN from Hunter College of the

City University of New York, and Ed.D. from Teacher’s College-Columbia University. Achievements include

the presidency of the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and vice Presidency of The

American Assembly for Men in Nursing.  In addition, Dr. Avery produced a video exploring the opinions and

predictions of nurse leader Dr. Luther Christman entitled “A Conversation with Luther”.

Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, MSN, APRN

Vanessa Pomarico-Denino is a Family Nurse Practitioner in Private Practice specializing in Women’s Health. 

She is a guest lecturer for Southern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University and the Yale School

of Nursing.  She received her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Bridgeport School of

Nursing, Bidgeport, CT and her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at SCSU.

Linda Wagner, EdD, MSN

Dr. Wagner is an associate professor of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven

CT. Her area of practice is pediatric nursing. She received her BSN from Western Connecticut State

  University, Danbury, CT, her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and her EdD from the University of