Maternity & Women's Health Care - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 10th Edition
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Maternity & Women's Health Care - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 10th Edition


This is a Pageburst digital textbook; With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing, Maternity & Women's Health Care, 10th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. It's the #1 maternity book in the market -- and now respected authors Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Dr, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn R. Alden have improved readability and provided a more focused approach! Not only does this text emphasize childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, it addresses wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New to this edition is the most current information on care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

  • A logical organization builds understanding by presenting wellness content first, then complications.
  • Critical Reasoning exercises offer real-life situations in which you can develop analytical skills and apply their knowledge.
  • Teaching for Self-Management boxes offer a guide to communicating follow-up care to patients and their families.
  • Signs of Potential Complications boxes help you recognize the signs and symptoms of complications and provide immediate interventions.
  • Procedure boxes offer easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for maternity skills and procedures.
  • Emergency boxes may be used for quick reference in critical situations.
  • Medication Guide boxes provide an important reference for common drugs and their interactions.
  • Cultural Considerations boxes stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care.
  • Family content emphasizes the importance of including family in the continuum of care.
  • Nursing Care Plans include specific guidelines and rationales for interventions for delivering effective nursing care.
  • Community Activity exercises introduce activities and nursing care in a variety of local settings.
  • Student resources on the companion Evolve website include assessment and childbirth videos, animations, case studies, critical thinking exercises with answers, nursing skills, anatomy reviews, a care plan constructor, review questions, an audio glossary, and more.
  • Content updates provide the most current practice guidelines, including expanded information on the late preterm infant and fetal heart rate pattern identification.
  • New content on obesity provides the latest information on this increasingly common condition.
  • Safety Alerts help in developing competencies related to safe nursing practice in conjunction with the QSEN initiative on quality and safety in nursing care.
  • Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research to improve patient outcomes.
  • Updated NICHD fetal monitoring standards provide guidelines reflecting current practice, as recommended by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
  • Video clips on the companion Evolve website reinforce key skills performed in the maternity setting.
  • Audio Key Points on Evolve make it easy to review core content while on the go.
  • Streamlined nursing process information is summarized in boxes, making it easier to identify information on major diseases and conditions.

Unit One: Introduction to Maternity & Women's Health Care 1. 21st Century Maternity and Women's Health Nursing 2. Community Care: The Family and Culture 3. Clinical Genetics NEW FOCUS! Unit Two: Women's Health 4. Assessment and Health Promotion 5. Violence Against Women 6. Reproductive System Concerns 7. Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections 8. Contraception and Abortion 9. Infertility 10. Problems of the Breast 11. Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive System Unit Three: Pregnancy 12. Conception and Fetal Development 13. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy 14. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition 15. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy Unit Four: Childbirth 16. Labor and Birth Processes 17. Pain Management 18. Fetal Assessment During Labor 19. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth Unit Five: Postpartum 20. Postpartum Physiology 21. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period 22. Transition to Parenthood Unit Six: The Newborn 23. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn 24. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family 25. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding Unit Seven: Complications of Pregnancy 26. Assessment for Risk Factors in Pregnancy 27. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy 28. Antepartum Hemorrhagic Disorders 29. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in Pregnancy 30. Medical-Surgical Problems in Pregnancy 31. Obstetric Critical Care 32. Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse in Pregnancy 33. Labor and Birth Complications 34. Postpartum Complications Unit Eight: Newborn Complications 35. Acquired Problems of the Newborn 36. Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies 37. Nursing Care of the High Risk Newborn 38. Perinatal Loss and Grief Glossary

Kathryn Rhodes Alden, EdD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Clincial Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Mary Catherine Cashion, RN, BC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA and Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA


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