Maternity Nursing, 8th Edition
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Get streamlined coverage of the essentials of maternity nursingTable of Contents
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Designed to meet the needs of today’s students, Lowdermilk’s Maternity Nursing, 8th edition addresses the fundamentals of maternity nursing in a concise, focused presentation. Integrating the importance of understanding family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care, it also includes integration of community-based care to emphasize that nursing care takes place in many settings. Maternity Nursing focuses on childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, but also addresses wellness promotion and management of common women’s health problems.
- A companion Evolve website includes student resources such as NCLEX® exam-style review questions, audio chapter summaries, a care plan builder, nursing skills, interactive case studies, video clips and animations, anatomy reviews, and an audio glossary with Spanish pronunciations.
- Unique! Nursing Alerts highlight critical information in providing care.
- Unique! Emergency boxes provide step-by-step procedures for pediatric and maternity emergencies.
- Unique! Cultural Considerations boxes discuss customs and beliefs of different cultures that may affect care for patients and families.
- Unique! Community Activity boxes provide maternal and newborn exercises to enhance care in local community settings.
- Unique! Nursing Process boxes identify information on major diseases and conditions.
- Patient Instructions for Self-Management boxes highlight the information nurses need to communicate to patients and families.
- Critical Thinking exercises are based on case studies of real-life situations.
- Coverage of nursing care management uses a framework of the five steps of the nursing process as well as a focus on collaborative care.
- Nursing care plans include specific guidelines and rationales for interventions.
Evidence-Based Practice boxes have been updated, researched and reformatted to help you focus on current research.
Recognizes the nurse’s need to integrate the family in the care of the mother and newborn.
New and updated information to reflect current nursing research.
By Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Nursing Education and Curriculum Consultant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Shannon E. Perry, RN, CNS, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA and Mary Catherine Cashion, RN, BC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA