Clinical Companion for Maternity Nursing - Elsevier Digital Book (Retail Access Card)

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Clinical Companion for Maternity Nursing - Elsevier Digital Book (Retail Access Card)


Clinical Companion for Maternity Nursing is designed to give students an accessible, quick reference to the information needed in the clinical setting in order to provide competent and sensitive care to childbearing families. It presents coverage of women's health, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and care of the newborn.
  • Patient Instructions for Self-Care provides guidelines for the nurse to give to the patient to practice self-care and transfer information from the hospital to the home.
  • Women's health section focuses on risk identification and anticipatory guidance.
  • Health promotion is integrated throughout to maintain a focus on wellness as an integral part of today's maternity nursing care.
  • Nurse Alert boxes highlight critical information for the nurse.
  • English/Spanish guidelines boxes provide a handy reference for communicating with and teaching patients and families.
  • Medication guides offer information about the most common drugs.
  • Emergency and Signs of Potential Complications boxes alert the nurse to signs and symptoms of various emergency situations and provide interventions for immediate implementation.
  • Step-by-step procedures help the nurse understand the full scope of nursing practice.

1. Maternity-Infant Nursing

2. The Family and Culture

3. Community and Home Care


4. Assessment and Health Promotion

5. Common Reproductive System Concerns and Problems

6. Contraception, Infertility, and Abortion


7. Genetic, Conception, and Fetal Development

8. Assessment for Risk Factors

9. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

10. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition

11. Nursing Care during Pregnancy

12. Complications of Pregnancy


13. Labor and Birth Processes

14. Management of Discomfort

15. Fetal Assessment during Labor

16. Nursing Care during Labor

17. Labor and Birth Complications


18. Maternal Physiologic Changes

19. Nursing Care of the Postpartum Woman

20. Transition to Parenthood

21. Postpartum Complications


22. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn

23. Assessment and Care of the Newborn

24. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

25. Anticipatory Guidance for Care of the Newborn at Home

26. Problems of the Newborn Related to Gestational Age

27. Acquired and Congenital Problems of the Newborn

28. Grieving the Loss of a Newborn

Appendix A: English-Spanish Translations

Appendix B: Medication Guides

Appendix C: Standard Precautions
Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
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