AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing

AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing

by Kathleen Rice Simpson
     
 

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An official publication of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Perinatal Nursing, Fourth Edition presents up-to-date information based on the most rigorous evidence and offers suggestions for best practices. This new edition of the authoritative, comprehensive text used by perinatal nurses worldwide features a

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An official publication of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Perinatal Nursing, Fourth Edition presents up-to-date information based on the most rigorous evidence and offers suggestions for best practices. This new edition of the authoritative, comprehensive text used by perinatal nurses worldwide features a wealth of new content to keep practice current.

You’ll reach for this highly practical resource for: expanded coverage of high-risk pregnancy, from bleeding in pregnancy to preterm labor and birth, diabetes, cardiac disease, pulmonary complications, multiple gestation, and maternal-fetal transport. And, you'll expertly manage today's broader scope of perinatal nursing with . . . an all-new chapter on obesity in pregnancy covers risks to the mother and fetus, care from preconception to postpartum, as well as bariatric surgery. And, an expanded chapter on newborn nutrition includes new sections on the infant feeding decision, benefits of breastfeeding, nutritional components, and preterm milk and lactation. New chapters related to patient safety and the development of a highly reliable perinatal unit, inform nurses how to conduct team training and drills for obstetric emergencies, create checklists, and effectively handoff patients.

Two experienced perinatal nurses team with the prestigious Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and more than 70 contributors and reviewers for an unbiased perspective. You’ll know the best evidence and latest standards for all areas of your perinatal practice by drawing on a wealth of wisdom gathered into the brand new edition of AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing, 4th edition.

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Reviewer: Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, (George Mason University College of Health and Human Services)
Description: This is a comprehensive guide to perinatal nursing and the components needed to adequately care for women and childbearing families.
Purpose: The authors intend to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based reference for nurses caring for childbearing families in the perinatal period. This is an excellent resource that meets the objectives.
Audience: Written for a nursing audience, advanced practice nurses and other obstetrical care providers could benefit from this book. The authors are well respected and make a significant contribution to the body of literature in this field.
Features: The book covers safety issues and spans the pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, and newborn periods. Concise tables and labeled displays highlight important information. There are a limited number of photos, but they are well placed and necessary to illustrate the content. The authors cover physical variations, but fail to address any psychological variations in the childbearing years. Postpartum depression is listed only in two tables and the book lacks discussion of other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Assessment: This is an important reference that is both complete and concise. Readers wishing more detailed anatomy and physiology would need to turn to a different source. This could not be used in place of an undergraduate nursing maternity book, but it is a good reference that would make an excellent companion. The evidence-based approach it takes is imperative in modern books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609136222
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
238,161
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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