AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing, 4th Edition

  • Kathleen R. Simpson
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1451179103
  • ISBN-13: 9781451179101
  • DDC: 618.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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An official publication of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Perinatal Nursing, Fourth Edition presents up-to-date information based on the most rigorous evidence and offers suggestions for best practices. This new edition of the authoritative, comprehensive text used by perinatal nurses worldwide features a wealth of new content to keep practice current. You'll reach for this highly practical resource for: expanded coverage of high-risk pregnancy, from bleeding in pregnancy to preterm labor and birth, diabetes, cardiac disease, pulmonary complications, multiple gestation, and maternal-fetal transport. And, you'll expertly manage today's broader scope of perinatal nursing with . . . an all-new chapter on obesity in pregnancy covers risks to the mother and fetus, care from preconception to postpartum, as well as bariatric surgery. And, an expanded chapter on newborn nutrition includes new sections on the infant feeding decision, benefits of breastfeeding, nutritional components, and preterm milk and lactation. New chapters related to patient safety and the development of a highly reliable perinatal unit, inform nurses how to conduct team training and drills for obstetric emergencies, create checklists, and effectively handoff patients. Two experienced perinatal nurses team with the prestigious Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and more than 70 contributors and reviewers for an unbiased perspective. You'll know the best evidence and latest standards for all areas of your perinatal practice by drawing on a wealth of wisdom gathered into the brand new edition of AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing, 4th edition.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Perinatal Patient Safety and Professional Liability Issues.
2: Integrating Cultural Beliefs and Practices When Caring for Childbearing Women and Families.
3: Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy.
4: Antenatal Care.
5: Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.
6: Bleeding in Pregnancy.
7: Preterm Labor and Birth.
8: Diabetes in Pregnancy.
9: Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy.
10: Pulmonary Complications in Pregnancy.
11: Multiple Gestation.
12: Obesity in Pregnancy.
13: Maternal–Fetal Transport.
14: Labor and Birth.
15: Fetal Assessment during Labor.
16: Pain in Labor: Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management.
17: Postpartum Care.
18: Newborn Adaptation to Extrauterine Life.
19: Newborn Physical Assessment.
20: Newborn Nutrition.
21: Common Neonatal Complications.
Appendix: Item Bank Questions and Answer Key.