Nurse-Midwifery Handbook: A Practical Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Care / Edition 2

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This practical handbook of prenatal and postpartum care is written for nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, graduate students, and practicing OB/GYN nurses. It includes coverage of history taking, physical exam, laboratory tests, health education, initial and return prenatal visits, postpartum period, and family planning. Focus is placed on physical and psychosocial well-being and health promotion. Special features include: Healthy Pregnancy Questions for differentiating between common discomforts and potential complications; Key Moments tables that summarize essential information for key gestational ages; and History Taking forms. Numerous appendices permit easy and quick reference. A must have reference for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.

This practical handbook of prenatal and postpartum care is written for nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, graduate students, and practicing OB/GYN nurses. It includes coverage of history taking, physical exam, laboratory tests, health education, initial and return prenatal visits, postpartum period, and family planning. Focus is placed on physical and psychosocial well-being and health promotion. Special features include: Healthy Pregnancy Questions for differentiating between common discomforts and potential complications; Key Moments tables that summarize essential information for key gestational ages; and History Taking forms. Numerous appendices permit easy and quick reference. A must have reference for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781729291
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 Preconception Counseling 1
Chapter 1 Health and Health-Related Information 3
Chapter 2 Health Education 34

PART 2 The Initial Prenatal Visit 45
Chapter 3 The Initial Prenatal Visit History 47
Chapter 4 The Physical Examination 100
Chapter 5 Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures 123
Chapter 6 Health Education at the Initial Prenatal Visit 174

PART 3 The Prenatal Revisit 183
Chapter 7 Routine Assessments 185
Chapter 8 Common Complications of Pregnancy 231
Chapter 9 Health Education at the Prenatal Revisit 256

PART 4 The Postpartum Period 273
Chapter 10 Transition to Parenthood 275
Chapter 11 Postpartum Complications 279
Chapter 12 Breastfeeding 285
Chapter 13 Contraception 293
Chapter 14 The Postpartum Visits 337
Chapter 15 Health Issues for Women 346

References 367

  1. Environmental Exposure History Form 383
  2. Guidelines to Responding to a Disclosure of Childhood Sexual Abuse 385
  3. Guidelines for Pregnancy Management in DES-Exposed Women 387
  4. Sample Prenatal Genetic Screen 388
  5. Food Guide Pyramids: Guides to Daily Food Choices 390
  6. Serving Sizes 392
  7. Guidelines for Working With an Interpreter 393
  8. Body Mass Index Table 395
  9. Areas of the World Where Female Circumcision Is Found 397
  10. Criteria for Tuberculin Positivity by Risk Group 398
  11. Normal Laboratory Values in Pregnancy 399
  12. Medicolegal and Administrative Guidelines for Using E-mail in a Clinical Setting 404
  13. Long Chart Review Guide 405
  14. Short Chart Review Guide and Conduct of an Antepartum Visit 409
  15. Models for Drawing on the Maternal Abdomen 413
  16. Guidelines for Selecting Printed Material 414
  17. Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of SIDS 415
  18. IUD Charting Form 416
  19. Postpartum Client History Form 418
  20. Suggestions for Discussing Condom Use With a Man 421
  21. Instructions for Taking Calcium Supplements 424
Index 427
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