Clinical Companion for Maternity Nursing

By

  • Shannon Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Deitra Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Clinical Companion for Maternity Nursing is designed to give students an accessible, quick reference to the information needed in the clinical setting in order to provide competent and sensitive care to childbearing families. It presents coverage of women's health, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and care of the newborn.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09252-4


Table of Contents

UNIT 1: MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING

1. Maternity-Infant Nursing

2. The Family and Culture

3. Community and Home Care



UNIT 2: WOMEN'S HEALTH

4. Assessment and Health Promotion

5. Common Reproductive System Concerns and Problems

6. Contraception, Infertility, and Abortion



UNIT 3: PREGNANCY

7. Genetic, Conception, and Fetal Development

8. Assessment for Risk Factors

9. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

10. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition

11. Nursing Care during Pregnancy

12. Complications of Pregnancy



UNIT 4: CHILDBIRTH

13. Labor and Birth Processes

14. Management of Discomfort

15. Fetal Assessment during Labor

16. Nursing Care during Labor

17. Labor and Birth Complications



UNIT 5: POSTPARTUM

18. Maternal Physiologic Changes

19. Nursing Care of the Postpartum Woman

20. Transition to Parenthood

21. Postpartum Complications



UNIT 6: NEWBORN

22. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn

23. Assessment and Care of the Newborn

24. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

25. Anticipatory Guidance for Care of the Newborn at Home

26. Problems of the Newborn Related to Gestational Age

27. Acquired and Congenital Problems of the Newborn

28. Grieving the Loss of a Newborn



Appendix A: English-Spanish Translations

Appendix B: Medication Guides

Appendix C: Standard Precautions