Maternity Nursing Care (Book Only)

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MATERNITY NURSING CARE, 2nd Edition delivers all of the core components of obstetrical nursing, along with in-depth study features to help you develop and enhance analytical skills. Starting with women's health issues and pregnancy care, the chapters progress through labor and childbirth, postpartum care, and newborn development, addressing the nursing considerations for both normal and high-risk scenarios where appropriate. Written from a nursing perspective, MATERNITY NURSING CARE, 2ND Edition emphasizes ...

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Overview

MATERNITY NURSING CARE, 2nd Edition delivers all of the core components of obstetrical nursing, along with in-depth study features to help you develop and enhance analytical skills. Starting with women's health issues and pregnancy care, the chapters progress through labor and childbirth, postpartum care, and newborn development, addressing the nursing considerations for both normal and high-risk scenarios where appropriate. Written from a nursing perspective, MATERNITY NURSING CARE, 2ND Edition emphasizes overall patient care as opposed to medical treatment alone, and illustrates the critical importance of fostering the nurse-patient relationship. MATERNITY NURSING CARE, 2ND Edition is also bound with a helpful StudyWARE™ online, which includescase studies, NCLEX-style review questions, videos, activities, a glossary, and many other features to help you meet and exceed the highest standards of obstetrical nursing care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133593201
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynna Littleton-Gibbs is the Director of Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. She is also a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and a retired Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas.

Joan Engebretson is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas. She is also the Head of the Division of Women and Childbearing Families and Nursing for Target Populations.

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Table of Contents

1. Maternity Nursing in the Contemporary Health Care System. 2. Theoretical Perspectives on the Childbearing Family. 3. Complementary and Alternative Therapy. 4. Ethics, Laws, and Standards of Care. 5. Promoting Women's' Health. 6. Health Care Issues and Common Concerns. 7. Reproduction, Fertility, Infertility, and Family Planning. 8. Genetics and Genetic Counseling. 9. Normal Pregnancy. 10. Nursing Care of the Pregnant Woman. 11. Management and Nursing Care of High-Risk Clients. 12. Fetal Development. 13. Fetal Assessment. 14. Processes of Labor. 15. Nursing Care of the Intrapartal Family. 16. High-Risk Births and Obstetrical Emergencies. 17. Pain Management During Labor and Delivery. 18. Nursing Care of the Postpartum Family. 19. Complications of Postpartum and Neonatal Loss. 20. Lactation and Newborn Nutrition. 21. Transition to Extrauterine Life. 22. Care of the Normal Newborn. 23. Care of Newborns at Risk Due to Low Birthweight and Prematurity. 24. Care of the Newborn with Chronic and Acquired Conditions.

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