AWHONN's Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition provides the most up-to-date, accurate information available on today's maternal-newborn nursing practice. Its concise outline format covers concepts of reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical issues. With a fresh focus on patient safety and revised case studies, this clinical guide and certification prep tool features AWHONN-endorsed content for the practice of maternal-newborn nursing.
AWHONN-endorsed content makes this the definitive resource in preparing for current practice and specialty nursing certification examinations.
Coverage of the full scope of maternal-newborn nursing practice addresses topics, such as: families; ethics; legal issues; research, case management; genetics; and the transition to home and parenthood.
Bulleted outline format allows for quick review and reference of key information on the management of pregnant women and their newborns through all stages of care.
NEW! Focus on patient safety draws attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
NEW! Content on medication safety, including high alert medications, emphasizes critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe patient care.
UPDATED! Extensively revised case studies and review questions reflect the realities of practice and provide testing for certification examinations with realistic patient scenarios.
EXPANDED! Updated content throughout gives you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Section I: Reproduction: Fetal and Placental Development 1. Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and the Menstrual Cycle 2. Genetics 3. Fetal and Placental Development and Functioning Section 2: Normal Pregnancy 4. Ethnocultural Considerations in the Childbearing Period 5. Physiology of Pregnancy 6. Psychology of Pregnancy Section 3: Maternal-Fetal Wellbeing 7. Age-Related Concerns 8. Antepartum Fetal Assessment 9. Environmental Hazards Section 4: Intrapartum Period 10. Essential Forces and Factors in Labor 11. Normal Childbirth 12. Intrapartum Fetal Assessment Section 5: Postpartum Period 13. Physical and Psychologic Changes 14. Breastfeeding 15. Contraception Section 6: The Newborn 16. Transitional Care of the Newborn 17. The Newborn at Risk Section 7: Complications of Childbearing 18. Intimate Partner Violence 19. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy 20. Maternal Infections 21. Hemorrhagic Disorders 22. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 23. Trauma and Surgery in Pregnancy 24. Substance Abuse in Pregnancy 25. Other Medical Complications 26. Labor and Delivery at Risk 27. Postpartum Complications Section 8: Ethics and Issues 28. Ethics