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Maternity Nursing Care

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ISBN-10: 1401811922

ISBN-13: 9781401811921

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lynna Y. Littleton, Joan C. Engebretson

List price: $142.95
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Only have time for the essentials? Maternity Nursing Care provides the core components of safe nursing practice for the obstetric client through application of the nursing process. Chronologically organized, the book covers women?s health, pregnancy care, labor and childbirth, postpartum care, and newborn development. Both normal and high-risk pregnancy situations are addressed, including appropriate nursing considerations. Through prioritization of health promotion, emphasizing ?care? over ?treatment,? and fostering the nurse-client relationship, the perspective is uniquely geared to the nurse. Essentially, this is the resource of choice for maternity nursing.
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Book details

List price: $142.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/14/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 998
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.686
Language: English

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.

About the Authors
How to Use This Text
How to Use Online Companion
Foundations of Maternal, Neonatal, and Women's Health Nursing
Nursing in the Contemporary Health Care System
Current State of Health Care Delivery
Nursing Skills for Professional Practice
Changes Reflected in Maternal, Neonatal, and Women's Health Care
Trends in Maternal, Neonatal, and Women's Health Care
Understanding Women's Health
Issues Related to the Care of Women and Infants
Nursing Implications
Theoretical Perspectives on the Childbearing Family
Families Are Systems of Function and Structure
The Childbearing Family
Nursing Implications
Nursing Implications
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Contemporary Use of Complementary Therapies
Differentiating Alternative from Complementary Therapies
Background and Classification of Modalities
Complementary Modalities
Nursing Implications
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Ethics, Laws, and Standards of Care
Ethical Issues
Case Study/Care Plan
Legal Issues
Health Care of Women across the Life Span
Promoting Women's Health
Women's Development across the Life Span
Women's Nutrition across the Life Span
Violence and Abuse against Women
Health Care Issues and Reproductive Concerns
Historical Perspective of Women's Health
Demographic Data for American Women
Mortality and Morbidity
Case Study/Care Plan
Age-Specific Issues
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Women's Health Conditions
Case Study/Care Plan
Human Reproduction
Reproduction, Sexuality, Infertility, and Family Planning
Normal Sexual Differentiation
Sexual Dysfunction
Family Planning
Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
Gene Structure and Function
Single-Gene (Mendelian) Inheritance
Polygenic and Multifactorial Inheritance
Single-Gene Disorders
Chromosome Abnormalities
Genetic Screening
Genetic Counseling
Nursing Implications
Normal Pregnancy
Signs of Pregnancy
Expected Date of Delivery
Physiologic Adaptation to Pregnancy
Discomforts of Pregnancy
Psychosocial Adaptations to Pregnancy
Cultural Caring
Complementary Therapies
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Nursing Care of the Pregnant Woman
Benefits of Early Care
Preconception Care
Prenatal Care
Education of the Childbearing Family
Managing the Discomforts of Pregnancy
Case Study/Care Plan
Nursing Process
Management and Nursing Care of High-Risk Clients
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Placental Abnormalities
Labor Disorders
Disorders of Amniotic Fluid Volume
High Risk Fetal Conditions
Endocrine Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Pulmonary Disorders
Hematologic Disorders
Neurologic Disorders
Nursing Implications
Pregnancy in HIV-Infected Women
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Case Study/Care Plan
Case Study/Care Plan
Fetal Development and Well-Being
Cell Division
Fertilization and Implantation
Umbilical Cord
Membranes and Amniotic Fluid
Embryonic Stage
Fetal Stage
Risks Affecting Fetal Well-Being
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Evaluation of Fetal Well-Being
Genetic and Biochemical Evaluation
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Processes of Labor and Delivery: Analgesia and Anesthesia
Physiology of Labor
Signs and Symptoms of Impending Labor
Stages of Labor
Interventions of Labor
Maternal Adaptations to Labor
Fetal Adaptations to Labor
History of Analgesia for Childbirth
Theories of Pain and Pain Management
Analgesia and Anesthesia
Pain in Labor and Delivery
Analgesia in Labor
Anesthesia for Delivery
Postdelivery Care for the Client Receiving Anesthesia
Nursing Care of the Intrapartal Family
Assessment of Physiologic Process of Labor
General Systems Assessment
Setting Priorities and Making Decisions
Maternal-Family Support and Interactions
Psychologic Considerations during the Latent Phase of Labor
Documentation and Communication
Laboratory Tests
Nursing Responsibilities during Labor
Case Study/Care Plan
High-Risk Births and Obstetric Emergencies
Dysfunctional Labor Pattern
Fetal Malpresentation and Malposition
Case Study/Care Plan
Maternal and Fetal Structural Abnormalities
Multuple Gestation
Fetal Distress
Uterine Rupture
Placental Abnormalities
Umbilical Cord Anomalies
Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities
Postpartum Nursing Care
Nursing Care of the Low-Risk Postpartum Family
Postpartum Care
Clinical Assessment
Other Assessments
Family Considerations
Discharge Preparation
Nursing Implications
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Complications of Postpartum and Neonatal Loss
Postpartum Physical Complications
Case Study/Care Plan
Postpartum Psychologic Disorders
Nursing Implications and Preparation for Discharge
Losses in the Postpartum Period
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Lactation and Newborn Nutrition
Infant Nutrition
Growth and Development
Commercial Infant Formula Feeding
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
Newborn Development and Nursing Care
Transition to Extrauterine Life
Physiologic Transitions of Major Systems
Neurobehavioral Transition in the First 12 Hours
Complications of Transition
Case Study/Care Plan
Transition of the Premature Infant
Resuscitation and Stabilization in the Delivery Room
Nursing Care of the Normal Newborn
Assessment after Transition
General Assessment
Physical Examination
Photo Story: A Circumcision Story
Additional Assessments
Factors That Place the Infant at Risk
Nursing Implications
Care of Newborns at Risk Related to Birth Weight and Premature Delivery
The Small for Gestational Age Infant
The Large for Gestational Age Infant
The Premature Infant
Special Considerations in Caring for the Infant at High Risk
Neonatal Transport
Discharge Planning
Case Study/Care Plan
Care of Newborns at Risk Related to Congenital and Acquired Conditions
Congenital Anomalies
Acquired Disorders
Neonatal Infections
Family Experiences
Nursing Process
Case Study/Care Plan
American Holistic Nurses Association's Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols