Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing / Edition 4

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Thoroughly revised to correspond with the 4th edition of the book. Provides learning activities, case studies, and review questions to test students' content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

• Learning Activities including matching and labeling exercises help students acquire the factual knowledge presented in each chapter.
• Clinical Case Studies helps student apply knowledge to real-life situations, make interpretations based on facts presented and test their critical thinking skills.
• Developing Insight activities focus on acquiring knowledge in ways that require active involvement such as visiting community agencies or practicing skills that a nurse will use.
• Check Yourself activities are multiple choice questions that enable students to test their knowledge of client care issues.
• Incorporates Cultural Diversity considerations into exercises and activities to ensure the student receives the most complete, well-rounded coverage.
• Answers to the Learning Activities, Case Studies, and Check Yourself activities are provided in the back of the Study Guide.

• Expanded Clinical Case Studies include more community and home care and high risk conditions.
• Increased number of Learning Activities and Check Yourself further test student's content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

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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: 9781416001447
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/22/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Table of Contents

Part I Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families

1. Maternity Care Today

2. The Nurse’s Role in Maternity 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. Fetal Diagnostic Tests

11. Perinatal Education

Part III The Family During Birth

12. The Processes of Birth

13. Nursing Care During Labor and Birth

14. Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring

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: The 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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