Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing, 8th Edition
Make sure your students fully understand how to care for women and newborns! Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing, 8th Edition integrates essential maternity information into the overall continuum of nursing care to show how to provide safe care in the clinical setting. With easy-to-understand language, this updated text uses evidence-based guidelines and step-by-step instructions for assessments and interventions to help students quickly master key skills and techniques. Also emphasized is the importance of understanding family, communication, culture, patient teaching, and clinical decision making. Questions for the Next Generation NCLEX© in the text help students prepare for the exam.
- Contributing content from known experts in the field of maternal and women’s health.
- Unfolding case studies help you apply what you’ve learned to practice.
- Safety checks integrated into the content help you develop competencies related to safe nursing practice.
- Chapter summaries appear at the end of each chapter and help you review core content in each chapter while on the go.
- Patient teaching boxes provide teaching guidelines, including communication guides, directed at patients and families.
- Critical to Remember boxes highlight and summarize need-to-know information.
- Application of Nursing Process sections help you apply the nursing process to clinical situations.
- Updated! Drug guides list important indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications.
- Procedure boxes provide clear instructions for performing common maternity skills with rationales for each step.
- UNIQUE! Therapeutic Communications boxes present realistic nurse-patient dialogues, identifying communication techniques and showing ways to respond when encountering communication blocks.
- Knowledge Check helps you assess your mastery of key content.
- Glossary provides definitions of all key terms.
- NEW! Critical Care Obstetrics chapter features the latest information on this vital topic.
- NEW! Clinical judgment content and questions for the Next Generation NCLEX® help you prepare for the exam and clinical practice.
Part 1: Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
1. Clinical Judgment and the Nursing Process
2. Social, Cultural, and Ethical Issues
3. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
4. Hereditary and Environmental Influences on Childbearing
Part 2: The Family Before Birth
5. Conception and Prenatal Development
6. Adaptations to Pregnancy
7. Antepartum Assessment, Care, and Education
8. Nutrition for Childbearing
9. Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Assessment During the Antepartum Period
10. Complications of Pregnancy
11. The Childbearing Family with Special Needs
Part 3: The Family During Birth
12. Processes of Birth
13. Pain Management During Childbirth
14. Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
15. Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
16. Intrapartum Complications
Part 4: The Family Following Birth
17. Postpartum Adaptations and Nursing Care
18. Postpartum Complications
19. Critical Care Obstetrics
20. Newborn: Processes of Adaptation
21. Assessment of the Newborn
22. Care of the Newborn
23. Infant Feeding
24. High Risk Newborn: Complications Associated with Gestational Age and Development
25. High Risk Newborn: Acquired and Congenital Conditions
Part 5: Women’s Health Care
26. Family Planning
28. Women’s Health
Appendix A: Answers to Knowledge Check
Appendix B: Answers to Next-Generation NCLEX® Examination-Style Questions
Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Professor Emerita, Health Professions, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C, Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, Texas, Karen Holub, MS, Senior Lecturer, Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas, Renee Jones, DNP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas and Kristin L. Scheffer, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Nursing Professional Development Generalist, Labor & Delivery | High-Risk Antepartum, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas