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Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing 9781416001430

Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing | 4th Edition

ISBN-10: 1416001433
ISBN-13: 9781416001430
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Product Description: Clinical Companion for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing is a hands-on, accessible reference for students and practitioners in the clinical setting. Its outline format provides at-a-glance coverage of antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of women and infants, as well as childbearing complications and women's health. Step-by-step descriptions of common procedures in maternal-newborn nursing, reference tables for specific medications, and patient-family teaching tips are included.

  • Concise outline format allows brief yet thorough coverage of antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of women and infants.
  • Step-by-step procedures are presented for all aspects of maternal-newborn care.
  • Important physical changes that occur during labor are summarized.
  • Drug Guides outline indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications, making a separate clinical drug reference guide unnecessary.
  • Clinical Tips suggest practical communication techniques and recommend effective ways of interpreting and responding to client and family statements and behaviors.
  • Numerous tables highlight key information related to the childbearing process, including normal values of common laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Handy size makes the book easy to carry in the pocket of a lab coat for quick reference.

  • Content has been thoroughly updated in key areas, including infertility, sexually transmitted infections, and women's health.
  • Critical-to-Remember boxes highlight vital nursing concerns, such as danger signs during pregnancy, behaviors associated with substance abuse, and facts about HIV.
  • Patient & Family Teaching Tips help the patient and her family understand routine nursing care, complications, and procedures.
  • A new appendix provides information on herbal and botanical preparations and their risks for use during pregnancy and lactation.
  • A new community and home health care appendix lists resources that may be useful to the patient and her family.

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PAGES: 560

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