This is a better way to learn maternal and newborn nursing! This unique multi-media package presents tightly focused coverage in a highly structured book of 500 pages plus 10 hours of recorded content. All of the field's must-have information is delivered in an easy-to-grasp, visually clear and precise print design, while the digital audio files on the enclosed CD enable students to download the material to their MP3 players or listen at their computers. This title delivers the critical-to-know content in two ways - in print and as digital audio files. It lets students download the audio files to listen to their text anytime, anywhere. It features a biopsychosocial approach which encompasses physiology, psychological adaptation, and social and cultural influences on childbearing, and emphasizes nursing implications and care of patients and families. It meets the challenge of limited course time by efficiently organizing information in bulleted lists, flow charts, diagrams, tables, clinical pathways, and concept maps.
It introduces two unfolding case studies in unit 2, one low-risk, one high-risk that are further developed in subsequent chapters through Tying It All Together boxes, which summarize the key elements in each chapter. It offers a unique chapter on intrapartum and postpartum nursing care of families experiencing cesarean birth. It uses pedagogical tools to organize and highlight important concepts including: unit and chapter objectives; key terms; nursing diagnoses and nursing outcomes; critical component boxes; cultural considerations boxes; medications boxes; concept maps; evidence-based practice guidelines boxes in all chapters related to nursing care; clinical pathways; standards of care and position statements; care plans; NCLEX questions; and, glossary. It includes a wealth of useful appendices.