By Sharon Smith Murray MSN RN C, Emily Slone McKinney MSN RN C

With easy-to-read insurance of nursing deal with girls and newborns, Foundations of Maternal-Newborn & Women's health and wellbeing Nursing, sixth Edition exhibits the best way to offer secure, powerfuble care within the medical atmosphere. Evidence-based directions and step by step directions for exams and interventions assist you fast grasp key talents and strategies. additionally emphasised is the significance of figuring out family members, communique, tradition, shopper educating, and scientific determination making. Written by way of experts in maternity nursing, Sharon Smith Murray and Emily Slone McKinney, this article displays the newest QSEN advantage, and the accompanying Evolve web site comprises overview inquiries to arrange you for the NCLEX® exam!

  • Nursing Care Plans assist you observe the nursing method to scientific situations.
  • Procedure containers provide transparent directions for appearing universal maternity talents, with rationales for every step.
  • UNIQUE! Therapeutic Communications boxes present sensible nurse-patient dialogues, making a choice on conversation thoughts and exhibiting to reply whilst encountering communique blocks.
  • Communication Cues provide information for studying sufferers' and households' verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Critical Thinking exercises specialise in scientific events designed to check your abilities in prioritizing and demanding thinking.
  • Updated drug guides checklist very important symptoms, antagonistic reactions, and nursing issues for the main wide-spread medications.
  • Check Your Reading is helping you determine your mastery of key content.
  • Critical to Remember boxes spotlight and summarize need-to-know information.
  • Want to Know boxes offer directions for winning patron education.
  • Glossary presents definitions of all key terms.

  • NEW! Safety Alerts assist you improve skills on the topic of QSEN and secure nursing practice.
  • NEW! Unfolding case studies assist you practice what you've got discovered to practice.
  • UPDATED Evidence-Based Practice boxes spotlight the newest study and the most up-tp-date QSEN (Quality and protection schooling for Nurses) perform directions for caliber care.
  • UPDATED content material includes the overdue preterm youngster, fetal middle cost development id, weight problems within the pregnant girl, and the QSEN competencies.

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Grantly Dick-Read proposed a method of childbirth that allowed the mother to control her fear and thus control her pain during labor, allowing for birth without pharmacologic intervention. Methods such as Lamaze and Bradley also gained favor (see Chapter 11). A growing consensus among child psychologists and nurse researchers affirmed that early parent–newborn contact outweighed the risks of infection. Knowledgeable parents insisted that their infants remain with them at all times. The practice of separating the infant from the family was abandoned when infections did not CHAPTER 1 Maternity and Women’s Health Care Today 3 increase in nurseries, and family-centered maternity care became the standard.

These standards, which must comply with established national standards, must be kept current and accessible to the nursing personnel. Manuals for these agency standards are often available online within the agency for easier access. Updates and periodic reviews are required to maintain validity of care guidelines. Organizational Standards Organizational standards provide broader guidelines that are nationally recognized. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is recognized as the national professional organization for perinatal and women’s health nursing services, publishing standards, education guides, monographs, professional issues, and nursing practice guidelines.

One purpose of this book is to provide ample information so that students can use clinical pathways in a clinical setting. This involves teaching why and how to perform assessments and interpreting the significance of the data obtained. Moreover, this book emphasizes ways of providing information, care, and comfort to women and their families as they progress along a clinical pathway. Evidence-Based Nursing Care. Closely related to outcomes management is a change in focus referred to as evidence-based or research-based clinical practice guidelines to provide safe and effective 6 PART I Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families care.

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