OLDS' MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING & WOMEN'S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Author: Michele Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN, Marcia London, RN, MSN, APRN, CNS, NNP-BC, Patricia Wieland Ladewig, PhD, RN
Affiliation: George Mason University; Fairfax, VA
Publisher: Pearson Health Science
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN 10: 0132109077
ISBN 13: 9780132109079
Edition: 9th

Description:

Nurses working with childbearing families face a variety new challenges, including shortened lengths of hospital stay, the trend toward greater use of community-based and home care, and downsizing and mergers of health-care systems. This book is not only important reading for maternity nurses, but also can be used as an invaluable reference tool. The Eighth Edition of this popular book not only continues to emphasize the central role played by maternity nurses working with today's childbearing families, but also includes a global perspective, covering culture as a factor in relating to the woman's childbirth experience. It also includes a comprehensive, accessible segment on women's health issues.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Creating a Floor-Ready Nurse Instructor Resources—Redefined!
  • About the Authors
  • Thank You
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Features That Help You Use This Text Successfully

UNIT 1 Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing

    Current Issues in Maternal-Newborn Nursing

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Contemporary Childbirth
    • The Self-Care Movement and Health Promotion Education
    • The Healthcare Environment
    • Culturally Competent Care
    • Professional Options in Maternal-Newborn Nursing Practice
    • Legal and Ethical Considerations
    • Special Ethical Situations in Maternity Care
    • Statistical Data and Maternal-Infant Care
    • Evidence-Based Practice in Maternal-Child Nursing
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Care of the Family in a Culturally Diverse Society

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Defining Family
    • Types of Families
    • Contemporary Family Development Frameworks
    • Family Assessment
    • Cultural Influences Affecting the Family
    • Impact of Religion and Spirituality
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Evolution of Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    • Benefits and Risks of Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    • Types of Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    • Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Using Complementary Therapies
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

UNIT 2 Women’s Health

    Health Promotion of Women Across the Lifespan

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Community-Based Nursing Care
    • Menstruation
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Health Promotion Education for Well Women
    • Menopause
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Women’s Health: Family Planning

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Overview of Family Planning
    • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods
    • Situational Contraceptives
    • Spermicide
    • Barrier Methods of Contraception
    • Hormonal Contraceptives
    • Postcoital Emergency Contraception
    • Operative Sterilization
    • Male Contraception
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Clinical Interruption of Pregnancy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Women’s Health: Commonly Occurring Infections

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman with a Lower Genital Tract Infection (Vaginitis)
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Sexually Transmitted Infection
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with an Upper Genital Tract Infection (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Urinary Tract Infection
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Women’s Health Problems

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman with a Disorder of the Breast
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During a Pelvic Examination
    • Care of the Woman with Vulvitis
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with an Abnormal Finding During Pelvic Examination
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Toxic Shock Syndrome
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Endometriosis
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Pelvic Relaxation
    • Care of the Woman Requiring Gynecologic Surgery
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Women’s Care: Social Issues

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Social Issues Affecting Women Living in Poverty
    • Social Issues Affecting Women in the Workplace
    • Social Issues Affecting Older Women
    • Social Issues Affecting Women with Disabilities
    • Social Issues Affecting Lesbian and Bisexual Women
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Violence Against Women

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Historic Factors Contributing to Violence Against Women
    • Domestic Violence
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Sexual Assault
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

UNIT 3 Human Reproduction

    The Reproductive System

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Embryonic Development of Reproductive Structures and Processes
    • Puberty
    • Female Reproductive System
    • Female Reproductive Cycle
    • Male Reproductive System
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Conception and Fetal Development

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Chromosomes
    • Cellular Division
    • Gametogenesis
    • The Process of Fertilization
    • Preembryonic Stage
    • Twins
    • Development and Functions of the Placenta
    • Development of the Fetal Circulatory System
    • Embryonic and Fetal Development
    • Factors Influencing Embryonic and Fetal Development
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Special Reproductive Concerns: Infertility and Genetics

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Infertility
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Genetic Disorders
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

UNIT 4 Pregnancy

    Preparation for Parenthood

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Preconception Counseling
    • Childbearing Decisions
    • Classes for Family Members During Pregnancy
    • Education of the Family Having Cesarean Birth
    • Methods of Childbirth Preparation
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Physical and Psychologic Changes of Pregnancy

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
    • Signs of Pregnancy
    • Psychologic Response of the Expectant Family to Pregnancy
    • Cultural Values and Pregnancy
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Antepartum Nursing Assessment

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Initial Patient History
    • Initial Prenatal Assessment
    • Subsequent Patient History
    • Subsequent Prenatal Assessment
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Expectant Family: Needs and Care

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Nursing Care During the Prenatal Period
    • Care of the Pregnant Woman’s Family
    • Cultural Considerations in Pregnancy
    • Relief of the Common Discomforts of Pregnancy
    • Health Promotion Education During Pregnancy
    • Care of the Expectant Couple Over 35
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Adolescent Pregnancy

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Overview of Adolescence
    • Factors Contributing to Adolescent Pregnancy
    • Risks to the Adolescent Mother
    • Partners of Adolescent Mothers
    • Reactions of Family and Social Supports to Adolescent Pregnancy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Maternal Nutrition

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Maternal Weight
    • Nutritional Requirements
    • Vegetarianism
    • Factors Influencing Nutrition
    • Nutritional Care of the Pregnant Adolescent
    • Postpartum Nutrition
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman Practicing Substance Abuse
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Diabetes Mellitus
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Anemia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with AIDS
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Heart Disease
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Other Medical Conditions and Pregnancy
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Onset

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman at Risk Because of Bleeding During Pregnancy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Hyperemesis Gravidarum
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Hypertensive Disorder
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman at Risk for Rh Alloimmunization
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman at Risk Due to ABO Incompatibility
    • Care of the Woman Requiring Surgery During Pregnancy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman Suffering Trauma from an Accident
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Battered Pregnant Woman
    • Care of the Woman with a Perinatal Infection Affecting the Fetus
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Other Infections in Pregnancy
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Assessment of Fetal Well-Being

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Psychologic Reactions to Antenatal Testing
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Ultrasound
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Assessment of Fetal Well-Being in the First Trimester
    • Assessment of Fetal Well-Being in the Second Trimester
    • Assessment of Fetal Well-Being in the Third Trimester
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Other Diagnostic Tests
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

UNIT 5 Birth

    Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Critical Factors in Labor
    • Physiology of Labor
    • Stages of Labor and Birth
    • Maternal Systemic Response to Labor
    • Fetal Response to Labor
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Intrapartum Nursing Assessment

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Maternal Assessment
    • Fetal Assessment
    • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
    • Fetal Heart Rate Patterns
    • Indirect Methods of Fetal Assessment
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Family in Childbirth:Needs and Care

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Nursing Diagnosis During Labor and Birth
    • Nursing Care During Admission
    • Nursing Care During the First Stage of Labor
    • Nursing Care During the Second Stage of Labor
    • Nursing Care During the Third Stage of Labor
    • Nursing Care During the Fourth Stage of Labor
    • Nursing Care of the Adolescent
    • Nursing Care During Precipitous Birth
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Pain Management During Labor

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Systemic Analgesia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • General Anesthesia
    • Analgesic and Anesthetic Considerations for the High-Risk Mother and Fetus
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Childbirth at Risk: Prelabor Complications

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman with Cervical Insufficiency
    • Care of the Woman with Premature Rupture of Membranes
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman at Risk Due to Preterm Labor
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk Because of Placental Problems
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Multiple Gestation
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk Because of Amniotic Fluid-Related Complications
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Childbirth at Risk:Labor-Related Complications

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman at Risk Because of Psychologic Disorders
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman Experiencing Dystocia Related to Dysfunctional Uterine Contractions
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk for Precipitous Labor and Birth
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Postterm Pregnancy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk Because of Fetal Malposition
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk Because of Fetal Malpresentation
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk Because of Macrosomia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus in the Presence of Nonreassuring Fetal Status
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman Experiencing Placental and Umbilical Cord Problems
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus with a Prolapsed Umbilical Cord
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman and Fetus at Risk Because of Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy (Amniotic Fluid Embolism)
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Uterine Rupture
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Cephalopelvic Disproportion
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman at Risk Because of Complications of Third and Fourth Stages of Labor
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Birth-Related Procedures

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman During Version
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During Cervical Ripening
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During Induction or Augmentation of Labor
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During an Amniotomy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During Amnioinfusion
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During an Episiotomy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During Forceps-Assisted Birth
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman During Vacuum Extraction
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Family During Cesarean Birth
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman Undergoing Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

UNIT 6 The Newborn

    Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Respiratory Adaptations
    • Cardiovascular Adaptations
    • Hematopoietic Adaptations
    • Temperature Regulation
    • Hepatic Adaptations
    • Gastrointestinal Adaptations
    • Urinary Adaptations
    • Immunologic Adaptations
    • Neurologic and Sensory/Perceptual Functioning
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Nursing Assessmentof the Newborn

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Timing of Newborn Assessments
    • Estimation of Gestational Age
    • Physical Assessment
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Normal Newborn: Needs and Care

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Nursing Care During Admission and the First Four Hours of Life
    • Nursing Management of the Newborn Following Transition
    • Nursing Management in Preparation for Discharge
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Newborn Nutrition

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Nutritional Needs and Breast Milk/Formula Composition
    • Breastfeeding
    • Timing of Newborn Feedings
    • Formula Feeding
    • Community-Based Nursing Care
    • Nutritional Assessment
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Identification of At-Risk Newborns
    • Care of the Small-for-Gestational-Age/Intrauterine Growth Restricted Newborn
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Large-for-Gestational-Age Newborn
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Infant of a Diabetic Mother
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Postterm Newborn
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Preterm (Premature) Newborn
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Congenital Anomalies
    • Care of the Infant of a Substance-Abusing Mother
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn Exposed to HIV/AIDS
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Congenital Heart Defect
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Inborn Errors of Metabolism
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Newborn at Risk: Birth-Related Stressors

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Newborn at Risk Due to Asphyxia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Respiratory Distress
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Complications Due to Respiratory Therapy
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Cold Stress
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Hypoglycemia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Jaundice
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Anemia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Polycythemia
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Newborn with Infection
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Family with Birth of an At-Risk Newborn
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Considerations for the Nurse Who Works with At-Risk Newborns
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • REFERENCES

UNIT 7 Postpartum

    Postpartum Family Adaptation and Nursing Assessment

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Postpartum Physical Adaptations
    • Postpartum Psychologic Adaptations
    • Development of Family Attachment
    • Postpartum Nursing Assessment
    • Discharge Assessment and Follow-Up
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Postpartum Family: Needs and Care

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Nursing Care During the Early Postpartum Period
    • Community-Based Nursing Care
    • Health Promotion Education
    • Promotion of Maternal Comfort and Well-Being
    • Promotion of Maternal Nutrition, Rest, and Activity
    • Promotion of Family Wellness and Shared Parenting
    • Nursing Care Following Cesarean Birth
    • Nursing Care of the Obese Postpartum Patient
    • Nursing Care of the Postpartum Adolescent
    • Nursing Care of the Woman Who Relinquishes Her Infant
    • Nursing Care of the Lesbian Mother
    • Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Postpartum Mother
    • Nursing Care of the Mother with a History of Sexual Abuse
    • Discharge Information
    • Evaluation of the Postpartum Family
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Home Care of the Postpartum Family

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Role of Length of Stay and Professional Guidelines and Recommendations in Postpartum Home Care
    • Considerations for the Home Visit
    • Home Care: The Newborn
    • Home Care: The Mother and Family
    • Other Types of Follow-Up Care
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    Grief and Loss in the Childbearing Family

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Common Causes of Perinatal Loss
    • Maternal Physiologic Implications
    • Postbirth Evaluation
    • The Experience of Loss
    • Frameworks for Understanding Perinatal Loss
    • Special Issues for Consideration
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

    The Postpartum Family at Risk

    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
    • KEY TERMS
    • Care of the Woman with Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Reproductive Tract Infection or Wound Infection
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Urinary Tract Infection
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Postpartum Mastitis
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with Postpartum Thromboembolic Disease
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • Care of the Woman with a Postpartum Psychiatric Disorder
    • NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT
    • FOCUS YOUR STUDY
    • CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION
    • REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: Common Abbreviations in Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing

APPENDIX B: Conversions and Equivalents

APPENDIX C: Spanish Translations of English Phrases*

APPENDIX D: Guidelines for Working with Deaf Patients and Interpreters

Appendix E: Sign Language for Healthcare Professionals

APPENDIX F: Actions and Effects of Selected Drugs During Breastfeeding*

GLOSSARY

MATERNAL-FETAL DEVELOPMENT