9781437702590

Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing

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  • ISBN13:

    9781437702590

  • ISBN10:

    1437702597

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/28/2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div

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Summary

Known for its user-friendly, easy-to-understand coverage of complex concepts, this outstanding textbook provides all the information you need to provide competent nursing care to women and newborns. Step-by-step instructions for assessments and interventions help you quickly master key skills and techniques. The importance of understanding family, culture, client teaching, communication, and clinical decision making is emphasized throughout. This edition also features a new title that reflects its expanded coverage of women's health issues. More than 30 Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you to apply the nursing process to clinical situations and provide models for effective client and family care.UNIQUE! Communication Cues provide guidance for interpreting client and family statements and behaviors.UNIQUE! Therapeutic Communication boxes illustrate actual client and family dialogues that can be used in clinical practice.Procedures provide clear instructions for performing common maternity skills and procedures, with rationales for each step.Critical Thinking Exercises present realistic clinical situations and challenge you to prioritize and think critically.Check Your Reading questions at the end of each section help you assess your mastery of key content.Drug Guides outline important indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications.UNIQUE! Want to Know Boxes offer extensive client education guidelines for maternity and women's health settings. A new chapter on Preventive Care for Women emphasizes health promotion and health maintenance throughout the childbearing years and beyond, including the latest health screening recommendations.Evidence-based practice boxes reinforce the importance of integrating research-based practice guidelines into practice.Updated coverage includes current research on hot topics in today's practice, including elective inductions, cesarean deliveries, and the late preterm infant.Integrated electronic features enhance learning with interactive multimedia content such as video clips and animations.

Table of Contents

Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
Maternity and Women's Health Care Today
The Nurse's Role in Maternity and Women's Health Care
Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Hereditary and Environmental Influences on Childbearing
The Family Before Birth
Conception and Prenatal Development
Physiologic Adaptations to Pregnancy
Psychosocial Adaptations to Pregnancy
Nutrition for Childbearing
Antepartal Fetal Assessment
Perinatal Education
The Family During Birth
Processes of Birth
Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
Pain Management During Childbirth
Nursing Care During Obstetric Procedures
The Family Following Birth
Postpartum Physiologic Adaptations
Postpartum Psychosocial Adaptations
Normal Newborn: Processes of Adaptation
Assessment of the Normal Newborn
Care of the Normal Newborn
Infant Feeding
Home Care of the Infant
Families at Risk during the Childbearing Period
The Childbearing Family with Special Needs
Complications of Pregnancy
Concurrent Disorders During Pregnancy
Intrapartum Complications
Postpartum Maternal Complications
High-Risk Newborn: Complications Associated with Gestational Age and Development
High-Risk Newborn: Acquired and Congenital Conditions
Women's Health Care
Family Planning
Infertility
Preventive Care for Women
Women's Health Problems
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