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AWHONN's Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition provides the most up-to-date, accurate information available on today's maternal-newborn nursing practice. Its concise outline format covers concepts of reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical issues. With a fresh focus on patient safety and revised case studies, this clinical guide and certification prep tool features AWHONN-endorsed content for the practice of maternal-newborn nursing.
AWHONN-endorsed content makes this the definitive resource to prepare for current practice and specialty nursing certification examinations.
Content updates throughout provide the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Bulleted outline format allows for quick review and reference for the management of pregnant women and their newborns through all stages of care.
Contemporary content covers the full scope of maternal-newborn nursing practice, incorporating information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, genetics, and the transition to home and parenthood.
ENHANCED! Focus on patient safety draws attention to developing expertise related to safe nursing practice.
UPDATED! Case studies and review questions reflect the realities of practice and provide sample questions to help you prepare for certification examinations.
UPDATED! Content on medication safety, including high-alert medications, emphasizes critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe patient care.
Section I: Reproduction: Fetal and Placental Development
Chapter 1 Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and the Menstrual Cycle
Chapter 2 Genetics
Chapter 3 Fetal and Placental Development and Functioning
Section 2: Normal Pregnancy
Chapter 4 Perinatal Cultural Diversity
Chapter 5 Physiology of Pregnancy
Chapter 6 Psychology of Pregnancy
Section 3: Maternal Fetal Well-being
Chapter 7 Age-Related Concerns
Chapter 8 Antepartum Fetal Surveillance and Prenatal Diagnosis
Chapter 9 Environmental Hazards
Section 4: Intrapartum Period
Chapter 10 Essential Forces and Factors in Labor
Chapter 11 Normal Childbirth
Chapter 12 Intrapartum Fetal Assessment
Section 5: Postpartum Period
Chapter 13 Physical and Psychologic Changes After Childbirth
Chapter 14 Breastfeeding
Chapter 15 Contraception
Section 6: The Newborn
Chapter 16 Transitional Care of the Newborn
Chapter 17 The Infant at Risk
Section 7: Complications of Childbearing
Chapter 18 Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 19 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Chapter 20 Maternal Infections
Chapter 21 Hemorrhagic Disorders
Chapter 22 Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Chapter 23 Management of Non-Obstetrical Surgery and Trauma in Pregnancy
Chapter 24 Substance Abuse in Pregnancy
Chapter 25 Other Medical Complications
Chapter 26 Labor and Delivery at Risk
Chapter 27 Postpartum Complications
Section 8: Ethics and Issues
Chapter 28 Ethics