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Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition

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Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition

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AWHONN’s Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition provides the most up-to-date, accurate information available on today’s maternal-newborn nursing practice. Its concise outline format covers concepts of reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical issues. With a fresh focus on patient safety and revised case studies, this clinical guide and certification prep tool features AWHONN-endorsed content for the practice of maternal-newborn nursing.

    • AWHONN-endorsed content makes this the definitive resource in preparing for current practice and specialty nursing certification examinations.
    • Coverage of the full scope of maternal-newborn nursing practice addresses topics, such as: families; ethics; legal issues; research, case management; genetics; and the transition to home and parenthood.
    • Bulleted outline format allows for quick review and reference of key information on the management of pregnant women and their newborns through all stages of care.
      • NEW! Focus on patient safety draws attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
      • NEW! Content on medication safety, including high alert medications, emphasizes critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe patient care.
      • UPDATED! Extensively revised case studies and review questions reflect the realities of practice and provide testing for certification examinations with realistic patient scenarios.
      • EXPANDED! Updated content throughout gives you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
      Section I: Reproduction: Fetal and Placental Development
      1. Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and the Menstrual Cycle
      2. Genetics
      3. Fetal and Placental Development and Functioning
      Section 2: Normal Pregnancy
      4. Ethnocultural Considerations in the Childbearing Period
      5. Physiology of Pregnancy
      6. Psychology of Pregnancy
      Section 3: Maternal-Fetal Wellbeing
      7. Age-Related Concerns
      8. Antepartum Fetal Assessment
      9. Environmental Hazards
      Section 4: Intrapartum Period
      10. Essential Forces and Factors in Labor
      11. Normal Childbirth
      12. Intrapartum Fetal Assessment
      Section 5: Postpartum Period
      13. Physical and Psychologic Changes
      14. Breastfeeding
      15. Contraception
      Section 6: The Newborn
      16. Transitional Care of the Newborn
      17. The Newborn at Risk
      Section 7: Complications of Childbearing
      18. Intimate Partner Violence
      19. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
      20. Maternal Infections
      21. Hemorrhagic Disorders
      22. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
      23. Trauma and Surgery in Pregnancy
      24. Substance Abuse in Pregnancy
      25. Other Medical Complications
      26. Labor and Delivery at Risk
      27. Postpartum Complications
      Section 8: Ethics and Issues
      28. Ethics
      AWHONN, Susan Mattson, RNC-OB, CTN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and Judy E. Smith, PhD, RNC-WHNP, Professor, School of Nursing, California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

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