Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing, 6th Edition

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Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing, 6th Edition


With easy-to-read coverage of nursing care for women and newborns, Foundations of Maternal-Newborn & Women's Health Nursing, 6th Edition shows how to provide safe, competent care in the clinical setting. Evidence-based guidelines and step-by-step instructions for assessments and interventions help you quickly master key skills and techniques. Also emphasized is the importance of understanding family, communication, culture, client teaching, and clinical decision making. Written by specialists in maternity nursing, Sharon Smith Murray and Emily Slone McKinney, this text reflects the latest QSEN competencies, and the accompanying Evolve website includes review questions to prepare you for the NCLEX® exam!

    • Nursing Care Plans help you apply the nursing process to clinical situations.
    • 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 to respond when encountering communication blocks.
    • Communication Cues offer tips for interpreting patients’ and families’ verbal and nonverbal communication.
    • Critical Thinking exercises focus on clinical situations designed to test your skills in prioritizing and critical thinking.
    • Updated drug guides list important indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications.
    • Check Your Reading helps you assess your mastery of key content.
    • Critical to Remember boxes highlight and summarize need-to-know information.
    • Want to Know boxes provide guidelines for successful client education.
    • Glossary provides definitions of all key terms.
      • NEW! Safety Alerts help you develop competencies related to QSEN and safe nursing practice.
      • NEW! Unfolding case studies help you apply what you’ve learned to practice.
      • UPDATED Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight the latest research and the most current QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) practice guidelines for quality care.
      • UPDATED content includes the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman, and the QSEN competencies.
      Part I: Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
      1. Maternity and Women’s Health Care Today
      2. The Nurse’s Role in Maternity and Women’s Health Care
      3. Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues
      4. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
      5. Hereditary and Environmental Influences on Childbearing
      Part II: The Family Before Birth
      6. Conception and Prenatal Development
      7. Physiologic Adaptations to Pregnancy
      8. Psychosocial Adaptations to Pregnancy
      9. Nutrition for Childbearing
      10. Antepartum Fetal Assessment
      11. Perinatal Education
      Part III: The Family During Birth
      12. Processes of Birth
      13. Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
      14. Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
      15. Pain Management During Childbirth
      16. Nursing Care During Obstetric Procedures
      Part IV: The Family Following Birth
      17. Postpartum Physiologic Adaptations
      18. Postpartum Psychosocial Adaptations
      19. Normal Newborn: Processes of Adaptation
      20. Assessment of the Normal Newborn
      21. Care of the Normal Newborn
      22. Infant Feeding
      23. Home Care of the Infant
      Part V: Families at Risk during the Childbearing Period
      24. The Childbearing Family with Special Needs
      25. Complications of Pregnancy
      26. Concurrent Disorders During Pregnancy
      27. Intrapartum Complications
      28. Postpartum Maternal Complications
      29. High-Risk Newborn: Complications Associated with Gestational Age and Development
      30. High-Risk Newborn: Acquired and Congenital Conditions
      Part VI: Women’s Health Care
      31. Family Planning
      32. Infertility
      33. Preventive Care for Women
      34. Women’s Health Problems
      A. Use of Drugs and Botanical Preparations during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
      B. Keys to Clinical Practice: Components of Daily Care
      C. Answers to Check Your Reading
      D. Answers to Critical Thinking Exercises
      Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Professor Emerita, Health Professions, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA and Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C, Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX


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