ISBN: 9780323241915
Page Count: 896
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Maternity Nursing - Revised Reprint, 8th Edition

by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN and Mary Catherine Cashion, RN, BC, MSN
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ISBN: 9780323241915
Page Count: 896
Imprint: Mosby
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Designed to meet the needs of today’s students, Lowdermilk’s Maternity Nursing, 8th Edition — Revised Reprint addresses the fundamentals of maternity nursing with a concise, focused presentation of the care of women during the childbearing years. Integrating considerations for family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care, it also addresses community-based care to emphasize that nursing care takes place in many settings. Maternity Nursing focuses on childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, as well as wellness promotion and management of common women’s health problems.

    • Critical thinking exercises present case studies of real-life situations and corresponding critical thinking questions to help you develop your analytical skills.
    • NEW! A helpful appendix identifies text content that reflects the QSEN competencies — patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics — to assist you in developing competencies to provide safe and effective nursing care.
    • NEW! Focus on the family recognizes the nurse’s need to integrate the family in the care of the mother and newborn and the importance of the role of the mother to the wellbeing of the family.
    • NEW! Content updates throughout, including information on the late preterm infant and associated concerns such as feeding; guidelines on prioritization and delegation where relevant; and centering pregnancy, a new model of health care that brings women together in groups for their care.
    • NEW! Evidence-based practice content focuses your attention on how to use current research to improve patient outcomes.
    • NEW! Improved readability helps you learn more efficiently with shorter, more focused content discussions.
    • NEW! 21st Century Maternity Nursing: Culturally Competent, Community Focused chapter combines introductory material, culture, and community into one chapter to help you focus on key content and concepts.
    • NEW! Streamlined content highlights the most essential, need-to-know information.
  • 1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing: Culturally Competent, Community Focused
    UNIT ONE: REPRODUCTIVE YEARS  
    2. Assessment and Health Promotion
    3. Common Concerns
    4. Contraception, Abortion, and Infertility
    UNIT TWO: PREGNANCY
    5. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development
    6. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
    7. Nursing Care of the Family during Pregnancy
    8. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
    UNIT THREE: CHILDBIRTH 
    9. Labor and Birth Processes
    10. Management of Discomfort
    11. Fetal Assessment during Labor
    12. Nursing Care of the Family during Labor and Birth
    UNIT FOUR: POSTPARTUM PERIOD
    13. Maternal Physiologic Changes
    14. Nursing Care of the Family during the Fourth Trimester
    15. Transition to Parenthood
    UNIT FIVE: THE NEWBORN
    16. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations
    17. Assessment and Care of the Newborn and Family
    18. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
    UNIT SIX: COMPLICATIONS OF CHILDBEARING
    19. Assessment for Risk Factors
    20. Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions
    21. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions
    22. Labor and Birth at Risk
    23. Postpartum Complications
    24. The Newborn at Risk
  • Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and 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
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