With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing, Maternity & Women's Health Care, 10th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. It's the #1 maternity book in the market -- and now respected authors Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Dr, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn R. Alden have improved readability and provided a more focused approach! Not only does this text emphasize childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, it addresses wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New to this edition is the most current information on care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content.
Clinical reasoning case studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and to apply knowledge in various settings.
Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.
Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care.
Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations.
Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs and concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.
Medication guides provide an important reference of drugs and their interactions.
Nursing care plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview of, and specific guidelines for, delivering effective nursing care.
Safety alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
Signs of potential complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide.
Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to patients and families for follow-up care.
NEW! Content updates throughout give you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Chapter 1 covers interprofessional education, accountable care organizations, and expanded content of TeamSTEPPS.
Chapter 5 includes human trafficking and the implications on women's health.
Chapter 8 includes the most current forms of emergency contraception.
Chapter 15 covers the March of Dimes initiative to eliminate elective births before 39 weeks of gestation.
Chapter 19 covers the new maternal levels of care in the hospital setting.
Chapter 24 will reflect the updated AAP policy on newborn circumcision.
Chapter 25 will include the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep.
NEW! Updated evidence-based practice boxes focus your attention on current research to improve patient outcomes.
NEW! Medication alerts highlighted and integrated within the content alert you to critical drug information that you must consider to provide safe patient care.
Unit One: Introduction to Maternity & Women's Health Care 1. 21st Century Maternity and Women's Health Nursing 2. Community Care: The Family and Culture 3. Nursing and Genomics Unit Two: Women's Health 4. Assessment and Health Promotion 5. Violence Against Women 6. Reproductive System Concerns 7. Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections 8. Contraception and Abortion 9. Infertility 10. Breast Disorders and Neoplasms 11. Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive System Unit Three: Pregnancy 12. Conception and Fetal Development 13. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy 14. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy 15. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition Unit Four: Childbirth 16. Labor and Birth Processes 17. Pain Management 18. Fetal Assessment During Labor 19. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth Unit Five: Postpartum 20. Postpartum Physiologic Changes 21. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period 22. Transition to Parenthood Unit Six: Newborn 23. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn 24. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family 25. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding Unit Seven: Complications of Pregnancy 26. High Risk Pregnancy Assessment 27. Hypertensive Disorders 28. Hemorrhagic Disorders in Pregnancy 29. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 30. Medical-Surgical Disorders 31. Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse 32. Labor and Birth Complications 33. Postpartum Complications 34. Nursing Care of the High Risk Newborn and Family Unit Eight: Newborn Complications 35. Acquired Problems of the Newborn 36. Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies 37. Perinatal Loss and Grief Glossary