The obstetrics unit explains the physiology of conception and describes the anatomical and physiological changes that take place during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the post-partum period. Appropriate diagnostic and nutritional requirements are discussed. The unit includes fetal development, complications of pregnancy, and disorders of the newborn. Special emphasis is placed on the effects of drugs and alcohol usage during pregnancy. Nursing interventions and psychosocial aspects regarding the care of the client during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the post-partum period are discussed. Selected clinical experiences allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
VN100, VN200, VN300
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