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Maternity nursing
Lowdermilk, Deitra Leonard.
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, [1999]

Physical Description:
xx, 932 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Format :



Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library RG951 .B66 1999 CD Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library RG951 .B66 1999 TEXT Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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How do you take care of a woman of childbearing age in today's society? The answers are found in MATERNITY NURSING, one of the most comprehensive reproductive health books on the market today. It's a must-have for maternity nursing students, no matter what type of program they're enrolled in. The book not only addresses the fundamentals of maternity nursing, but integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care. It shows that care can take place wherever the woman may be.

* Five-step nursing process format provides a clear, consistent presentation focusing on care management and emphasizing interdependence, collaboration, and referral. * Plans of Care use nursing diagnosis and expected outcomes to guide the student in selecting interventions for patients with specific conditions. * Care Paths provide students with a useful tool for understanding the aspects of collaborative care management in the clinical setting. * Signs of Potential Complications boxes alert students to potential problems. * Emergency Boxes alert the student to the signs and symptoms of various emergency situations and provide immediate interventions. * Nursing Research boxes provide applications and their implications to today's nursing practice. * Procedures and Protocol boxes include step-by-step processes for providing care for specific procedures. * Cultural Considerations boxes stress the importance of considering the beliefs of patients from various cultural backgrounds in order to provide quality care. * Teaching Guidelines boxes emphasize the information needed by the nurse to teach their patient about self-care and health promotion. * Home Care boxes provide the student with patient instructions for self-care and home care and emphasize the nurse's role in providing follow-up care.

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