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For 2- and 4-year college-level nursing courses that cover pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

 

Help readers think like maternal-newborn nurses

Accurate, readable, and up-to-date, Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing presents pregnancy and childbirth as normal life processes with family members as co-participants in care. This text thoroughly illuminates all aspects of maternal-newborn nursing and many opportunities for nurses to make a difference in a changing healthcare environment. After introducing key concepts, it progresses through the steps of the nursing process, clearly delineating nurses' roles throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, the newborn period, and postpartum care. For each, it presents basic theory followed by chapters on assessment and care for essentially healthy women or infants, and then by complications and treatment. Recurring themes include evidence-based practice, critical thinking, clinical decision-making, community-based care, patient and family teaching, safety, cultural competence, complementary/alternative therapies, and health promotion. This edition's significant updates include revisions reflecting the latest recommendations of AACN Baccalaureate Essentials, QSEN, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and Healthy People 2020.


Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS

Chapter 1 Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Care

Chapter 2 Family, Culture, and Complementary Health Approaches

Chapter 3 Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 4 Conception and Fetal Development


PART 2: WOMEN’S HEALTH: THE REPRODUCTIVE YEARS

Chapter 5 Health Promotion for Women

Chapter 6 Common Gynecologic Problems

Chapter 7 Families with Special Reproductive Concerns


PART 3: PREGNANCY AND THE FAMILY

Chapter 8 Physical and Psychologic Changes of Pregnancy

Chapter 9 Antepartum Nursing Assessment

Chapter 10 The Expectant Family: Needs and Care

Chapter 11 Maternal Nutrition

Chapter 12 Pregnancy in Selected Populations

Chapter 13 Assessment of Fetal Well-Being

Chapter 14 Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems

Chapter 15 Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Onset


PART 4: BIRTH AND THE FAMILY

Chapter 16 Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth

Chapter 17 Intrapartum Nursing Assessment

Chapter 18 The Family in Childbirth: Needs and Care

Chapter 19 Pharmacologic Pain Management

Chapter 20 Childbirth at Risk: Pre-Labor and Intrapartum Complications

Chapter 21 Childbirth at Risk: Labor-Related Complications

Chapter 22 Birth-Related Procedures


PART 5: THE NEWBORN

Chapter 23 The Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth

Chapter 24 Nursing Assessment of the Newborn

Chapter 25 Normal Newborn: Needs, Care, and Feeding

Chapter 26 The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth

Chapter 27 The Newborn at Risk: Birth-Related Stressors


PART 6: POSTPARTUM

Chapter 28 Postpartum Adaptation and Nursing Assessment

Chapter 29 The Postpartum Family: Early Care Needs and Home Care

Chapter 30 The Postpartum Family at Risk


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