By Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle, Susan Carman

Authors Susan Ricci and Terri Kyle have teamed as much as bring a different source in your scholars to appreciate the future health wishes of ladies and youngsters. This new mixture e-book, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, will empower scholars to steer girls and their little ones towards greater degrees of well being in the course of the existence cycle. The textbook emphasizes easy methods to count on, establish, and deal with universal difficulties to permit well timed, evidence-based interventions. positive aspects comprise threaded case stories all through each one bankruptcy, a number of examples of serious considering, and an excellent visible presentation with vast illustrations depicting key innovations. A bound-in CD-ROM and a significant other web site contain videos and NCLEX®-style assessment questions.

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1 shows a timeline of childbirth in America. In many ways, childbirth practices in the United States have come full circle, as we see the return of nurse midwives and doulas. The concept of women helping other women during childbirth is not new: women who labored and gave birth at home were traditionally attended to by relatives and midwives (see Evidence-Based Practice box). A certified nurse midwife (CNM) has postgraduate training in the care of normal pregnancy and delivery and is certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).

Bers of the family. Family members support one another well beyond the health care provider’s brief time with them, such as during the childbearing process or during a child’s illness. Birth is viewed as a normal life event rather than a medical procedure. With family-centered care, support and respect for the uniqueness and diversity of families are essential, along with encouragement and enhancement of the family’s strengths and competencies. It is important to create opportunities for families to demonstrate their abilities and skills.

These trends have led to increased survival rates in children; however, many of these survivors have chronic disabilities. For example, mechanical ventilation and medications to foster lung development in premature infants have increased their survival rate, but the survivors are often faced with a myriad of chronic illnesses such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, cerebral palsy, or developmental delay. In the 1960s, changes in the health care delivery system and shifts in the population’s health status led to the development of the nurse practitioner role.

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