Nursing: Maternal Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition

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Disclosure: This course is presented by Elite Professional Education LLC

Course release date: 1/13/2019
Course expiration date: 1/13/2022

About the Course
This course presents information for nurses caring for women, children, and families in a variety of settings. The comprehensive content provides a chronological view of a woman’s journey from conception to post-delivery, the importance of self-care, care of the newborn, and how the nursing process guides the critical role of the nurse at each stage.  Some content presented may be more applicable to nurses working in specialized clinical areas.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss global and national trends in childbirth and infant mortality rates and current issues in maternal and newborn nursing.
  • Discuss the importance of preconception and prenatal care and the nurse’s role in promoting positive pregnancy outcomes.
  • Discuss the purpose of childbirth preparation and nurses’ role. 
  • Discuss the forces, stages, methods of delivery, potential maternal and fetal complications that may occur during labor, and related nursing interventions.
  • Discuss the causes of pain associated with labor and childbirth and pain relief options.
  • Identify physiological and psychological changes that normally occur after childbirth.
  • Discuss the nutritional needs of the infant, factors to consider when choosing a method of feeding.
  • Discuss characteristics of the newborn, nursing interventions relative to the newborn assessment, and key topics in mother/caregiver education.
  • Describe the elements postpartum follow-up examinations and patient education.

About the Authors:
Elizabeth P. West, RNC, has been practicing in labor and delivery for more than three decades and is a nursing practice specialist for labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Christine Just, RN, MSN, CNM, is director of the Provider Council for the South Shore Health System, Weymouth, MA and works as a certified nurse midwife and consultant with 25+ years of maternity care experience.

Michelle Doran, RN, MS, has 20 years of administrative and clinical practice in pediatrics and maternal-newborn nursing in various healthcare settings and the health plan industry and has authored several articles on women and children’s health. 

Patricia Hojnowski-Diaz, MS, MBA, RN, is a clinician and leader with practice experience including quality and safety, the patient experience, women’s health, and pediatric care, with leadership roles in acute care and home care settings. 

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