Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care, 1st edition

  • Mary Ann Towle

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The nature of nursing embodies the ever-changing rewards and challenges for today’s practical and vocational nursing students. Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care provides a foundation for safe, effective nursing care of the growing child within the community. Exciting features in this book are:   Health Promotion Issues that explore current issues in healthcare and provide management solutions;  Extensive review for NCLEX-PN® exam preparation; and Nursing care features such as priorities in nursing care, nursing care checklists, clinical alerts, and nursing process care plans.  Also included with the book is a CD-ROM with an audio glossary, animations and videos, and NCLEX-PN style review questions!

Table of contents

Unit I Introduction to Maternal-Newborn Nursing

  1. The LPN/LVN in Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  2. Critical Thinking in Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  3. Legal and Ethical Issues in Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  4. Introduction to Nursing Care of the Family

Unit II Reproductive and Health Issues

  1. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Women’s Health
  3. Reproductive Issues

Unit III Nursing Care During the Prenatal Period

  1. Fetal Development
  2. Fetal Assessment
  3. Care During Normal Pregnancy
  4. Prenatal, Postpartum, and Neonatal Nutrition
  5. Care of the Pregnant Adolescent
  6. Care During High-Risk Pregnancy

Unit IV Nursing Care During Labor and Birth

  1. Care During Normal Labor and Birth
  2. Care During High-Risk Labor and Birth

Unit V  Nursing Care During the Postpartum Period

  1. Care During the Postpartum Period

Unit VI Nursing Care of the Newborn

  1. Care of the Normal Newborn
  2. Care of the High-Risk Newborn


I. Answers to Chapter and Unit Questions

II. Newborn Rating Scales, Growth Charts, and Immunization Schedules

III. Laboratory Values and Common Conversions

IV. Standard Precautions for Infection Control

V. NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

VI. English-to-Spanish Translations for Healthcare Professionals

VII. Sign Language for Healthcare Professionals 


References and Resources





Published by Pearson Learning Solutions (January 3rd 2013) - Copyright © 2012