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MyNursingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Maternal/Newborn Nursing course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application.
Prepare students to participate in maternal-newborn nursing and women's health across the entire lifespanCover essential topics. Comprehensive coverage includes contemporary maternal-newborn nursing challenges; women’s health; human reproduction; pregnancy; birth; the newborn and postpartum families. UPDATED: Examine current women’s health care issues. Expanded coverage of women’s health care includes updated information on contraception, commonly occurring infections, health maintenance recommendations, menopause, and a variety of gynecologic conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and pelvic relaxation. Special attention is given to violence against women, which is the focus of a separate chapter. Other pressing societal issues are also covered in a separate chapter, as well as throughout the women’s health unit. NEW: Raise awareness of Healthy People 2020 goals. Healthy People 2020 boxes alert students of the Healthy People 2020 goals, designed to improve the health of Americans by 2020, which have direct relevance to Maternal, Newborn, and Women's Health Care nurses. UPDATED: Promote proper nutrition during pregnancy and infancy. Chapter 16, Maternal Nutrition and Chapter 30, Newborn Nutrition address nutrition for pregnant women and newborns. UPDATED: Discuss pain management in healthcare settings. All of the chapters in Unit 5, Birth address pain assessment and management, and it is the primary focus in Chapter 23, Pharmacologic Pain Management. Applicable pain assessment and management is discussed when appropriate in other chapters in Unit 6, The Newborn and Unit 7, Postpartum. Address the needs of all women regardless of their circumstances. NEW: Women with Special Needs features are designed to assist students with developing modified plans of care for women with individualized needs that may be unexpected. NEW: Content related to caring for women with intellectual disabilities has been added to Chapter 7, Women’s Care: Social Issues and Chapter 34, The Postpartum Family: Needs and Care.
Foster partnerships with women and their familiesShow the value of a true nurse-family partnership. Through the Eyes of a Nurse features show how a nurse can establish a connection with a couple throughout the pregnancy and after the birth of their baby. Help students teach patients and families more effectively, leading to better outcomes for all. Strong focus on patient and family teaching includes complete Patient Teaching Plans and teaching tools for use in educating patients and families about self-care and special health care issues. This textbook integrates health promotion and health maintenance content throughout. In addition the heading, Health Promotion Education, emphasizes the health promotion education that women and childbearing families need.
Develop clinical-reasoning skills, and prepare students for clinical settingsHelp hone critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills. Clinical Judgment case studies help students hone their critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills by presenting a brief scenario. The accompanying Clinical Reasoning questions ask readers to determine the appropriate response in that situation. Guide students in performing procedures, helping them gain both mastery and confidence. Step-by-step Procedures walk students through common tasks that will be expected of them in clinical situations, with preparation steps, rationales, required equipment and supplies, and steps for the procedure itself. Prepare for the clinical setting. Nursing Care Plans address nursing care for women who have complications such as preeclampsia or diabetes mellitus, as well as for high-risk newborns. Help students provide effective care in community-based settings. Community-Based Nursing Care coveragesupports the trend toward increased delivery of nursing care in community-based settings. Prepare students to work with women and families from all backgrounds and environments. Developing Cultural Competence boxes foster students’ awareness of cultural factors that influence a family’s expectations of and responses to health care providers, and their experiences with the health care system. Help students learn to administer medication properly, and assess its effects. Drug Guides focus on correctly administering selected medications commonly used in maternal-newborn nursing, and in evaluating the effects of those medications. Help students understand how to apply research to plan and provide effective nursing care. Research Evidence in Practice boxes relate research evidence to women’s health and maternal-newborn nursing. Each feature asks the student to use clinical-reasoning and clinical-judgment skills to analyze the data to best meet women’s health and maternal-newborn nursing care needs. Provide up-to-date, evidence-based resources about complementary and alternative therapies. Complementary and Alternative Therapies features familiarize students with holistic care, and suggested therapies. In all cases, research is cited for safe practice of these methods. Help students master professionalism topics. Professionalism in Practice features identify how to remain professional in nursing practice, and focus on topics such as legal and ethical considerations, contemporary nursing practice issues, professional accountability, patient advocacy, and home and community care considerations. NEW: Safety Alert! features bring forward critical information for safe and effective nursing practice. NEW: Ethics in Action! challenge students with thought-provoking questions that reflect myriad ethical dilemmas that nurses providing care may face.
Reinforce important concepts with valuable learning aidsPromote deeper learning and more active thinking. Learning Outcomes reflect the revised Bloom’s taxonomy Give students fast access to the terminology they need to learn. Key terms lists at the front of each chapter include page numbers referencing where each term first appears; first references are in bold type. NEW: Summarize important concepts. Key Points summarize major elements related to a specific topic. Provide diagnostic tips. Assessment Guides assist students with diagnoses by incorporating physical assessment and normal findings, alterations and possible causes, and guidelines for nursing interventions. Offer practical clinical advice. Clinical Tip features offer hands-on suggestions for specific procedures and interventions, culled from the authors’ wealth of clinical knowledge. Enhance learning and provide hands-on experiences that go beyond reading. Extensive online resources are cross-referenced throughout the text, including videos, activities, and much more. Help students review more efficiently and effectively. Each chapter ends with Focus Your Study summaries, which outline the main points of the chapter, and Clinical Reasoning in Action exercises, which present brief patient scenarios with questions that ask students to apply the concepts used in preparation for clinical work. UPDATED: Provide a visual description of data to be analyzed as nurses plan and provide care. Concept Maps provide an algorithm or flowchart to assist nurses in planning and providing care.