Provide competent and sensitive maternal and newborn nursing care with Clinical
Companion for Maternity & Newborn Nursing, 2nd Edition! Ideal for quick
reference in the clinical setting, this book offers the information you need
on topics such as pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, and care of the newborn,
including potential complications for each. Expert authors Dr. Shannon E. Perry,
Kitty Cashion, Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, and Kathryn R. Alden stress the
importance of safe nursing practice as outlined in the Quality and Safety Education
for Nurses (QSEN) initiative.
- Teaching for Self-Management boxes offer a guide to communicating follow-up care to patients and their families.
- Signs of Potential Complications boxes help you recognize the signs and symptoms of complications and provide immediate interventions.
- Procedure boxes offer easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for maternity skills and procedures.
- Emergency boxes may be used for quick reference in critical situations.
- Nursing Alerts highlight critical information that must be considered when providing care.
- Medication Guides in an appendix provide a key reference for common drugs and their interactions.
New To This Edition:
- Updated content provides the most current practice guidelines, including expanded information on obesity, the late preterm infant, and fetal heart rate pattern identification.
- Safety Alerts highlight developing competencies related to safe nursing practice in conjunction with the QSEN initiative on quality and safety in nursing care.
Table of Contents:
Section 1: Pregnancy
Section 2: Selected Pregnancy Complications
Section 3: Intrapartum
Section 4: Selected Childbirth Complications
Section 5: Postpartum
Section 6: Selected Postpartum Complications
Section 7: The Newborn
Section 8: Selected Newborn Complications
Appendix A: Laboratory Values for Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women
Appendix B: Medication Guides
Appendix C: English-Spanish Translations
By Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and Kitty Cashion, RN, BC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Memphis, TN and Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and Kathryn Rhodes Alden, EdD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC