Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing / Edition 4

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Continually praised for its reader-friendly coverage of complex topics, this trusted resource provides fundamental, step-by-step guidance for assessing and caring for new mothers, newborns, and families. It carefully integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, client teaching, communication, and critical thinking all into the overall continuum of nursing care. The updated 4th edition integrates evidence-based practice where appropriate and includes the latest information on women's health and fetal monitoring.

· Nursing Process framework used throughout.
· Over 30 Nursing Care Plans apply the nursing process to clinical situations and include critical thinking questions.
· Multicultural considerations and changing family structures integrated throughout.
· Communication Cues provide hints and techniques for interpreting client and family statements and behaviors.
· Therapeutic Communication boxes use actual client-nurse dialogues to illustrate communication how-to's.
· Procedure Guides present common procedures with rationales for each step.
· Critical Thinking questions complete with answers and rationales, present students with real life clinical situations.
· Critical-to-Remember boxes highlight vital concerns such as danger signs of pregnancy, behaviors associated with substance abuse, and facts about HIV.
· Drug Guides outline indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications
· Sample Clinical Pathways guide students through today's collaborative care.
· Check Your Reading questions help students assess their mastery of key content.
· Want to Know boxes offer practical patient education guidelines.
· Free student Companion CD-ROM with case studies, NCLEX review questions, care planning exercises, Nursing skills outlines, and NEW Videos of a vaginal birth, Cesarean birth, Assessment of the pregnant woman, and Assessment of the Neonate

• Increased emphasis on community and home care throughout reflects today's shift from hospital care to the home and other community settings.
• Integrated evidence-based practice emphasizes the importance of applying current research findings.
• Thoroughly updated content in key topic areas covers fetal monitoring and women's health, including estrogen and hormone replacement therapy.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This book is written for nursing students to facilitate foundational coverage of maternal-newborn nursing. Concepts undergirding this text include a scientific base of information, nursing process, communication, client teaching, critical thinking, and cultural diversity.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a beginning level of maternal-newborn nursing content as simply and clearly as possible. Although maternal-newborn information is increasing there is significantly less clinical time spent in birth facilities. Students must possess the knowledge to work with diverse families and clinical environments. This book is a worthy addition to the field.
Audience: This book is written for undergraduate nursing students. As a foundational textbook, expansion of material is limited, thus sacrificing comprehensiveness, but it is most appropriate for beginning students in the area of maternal newborn nursing. The authors are credible authorities in the area of maternal-child health, with three editions of this book.
Features: Unique features include the book's visual plates, critical thinking exercises with answers in the chapter, drug guides, complementary and alternative therapies, and keys to clinical practice. In addition, color-enhanced boxes attract students and facilitate review of the content. The color plates and photography are expansive and certainly contribute to learning. Nursing care plans and procedure guides are detailed and will assist students in clinical settings. The web links and CD-ROM are both valuable additions. I'd recommend expanding the definitions at the beginning of the chapter. Although the discussion of physiology, pathophysiology, and drug action is comprehensive in some areas, such as in pregnancy induced hypertension, in other areas these aspects could be more fully covered.
Assessment: This is a concise and succinct maternal-newborn foundational textbook. For faculty desiring an easy to read and simplified textbook, this will meet their educational needs. Students will find this book useful for understanding clinical concepts and functioning in the clinical environment at the beginning level. If the desire is for a strong reference in maternal-newborn nursing, this book is more limited. I strongly recommend this book for faculty desiring to present maternal-newborn nursing at a foundational level.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416001416
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1056
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
1. Maternity 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. Antepartal 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. Other Reproductive Issues
31. Family Planning
32. Infertility
33. Women’s Health Care

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

    Great text for maternity rotation

    Great text for maternity rotation. Chapters full of extra help (objectives, study questions, etc.). Use the CD that comes with the book for extra study help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    for the sole purpose of nursing school

    The text was informative and the cd was helpful. The textbook is detailed and had great photos.

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    Posted August 28, 2009

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