Designed to meet the needs of today's students, Lowdermilk's Maternity Nursing, 8th Edition - Revised Reprint addresses the fundamentals of maternity nursing with a concise, focused presentation of the care of women during the childbearing years. Integrating considerations for family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care, it also addresses community-based care to emphasize that nursing care takes place in many settings. Maternity Nursing focuses on childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, as well as wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems.
Critical thinking exercises present case studies of real-life situations and corresponding critical thinking questions to help you develop your analytical skills.
NEW! A helpful appendix identifies text content that reflects the QSEN competencies - patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics - to assist you in developing competencies to provide safe and effective nursing care.
NEW! Focus on the family recognizes the nurse's need to integrate the family in the care of the mother and newborn and the importance of the role of the mother to the wellbeing of the family.
NEW! Content updates throughout, including information on the late preterm infant and associated concerns such as feeding; guidelines on prioritization and delegation where relevant; and centering pregnancy, a new model of health care that brings women together in groups for their care.
NEW! Evidence-based practice content focuses your attention on how to use current research to improve patient outcomes.
NEW! Improved readability helps you learn more efficiently with shorter, more focused content discussions.
NEW! 21st Century Maternity Nursing: Culturally Competent, Community Focused chapter combines introductory material, culture, and community into one chapter to help you focus on key content and concepts.
NEW! Streamlined content highlights the most essential, need-to-know information.
1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing: Culturally Competent, Community Focused UNIT ONE: REPRODUCTIVE YEARS 2. Assessment and Health Promotion 3. Common Concerns 4. Contraception, Abortion, and Infertility UNIT TWO: PREGNANCY 5. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development 6. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy 7. Nursing Care of the Family during Pregnancy 8. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition UNIT THREE: CHILDBIRTH 9. Labor and Birth Processes 10. Management of Discomfort 11. Fetal Assessment during Labor 12. Nursing Care of the Family during Labor and Birth UNIT FOUR: POSTPARTUM PERIOD 13. Maternal Physiologic Changes 14. Nursing Care of the Family during the Fourth Trimester 15. Transition to Parenthood UNIT FIVE: THE NEWBORN 16. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations 17. Assessment and Care of the Newborn and Family 18. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding UNIT SIX: COMPLICATIONS OF CHILDBEARING 19. Assessment for Risk Factors 20. Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions 21. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions 22. Labor and Birth at Risk 23. Postpartum Complications 24. The Newborn at Risk