The goal of the course is acquiring general and specific knowledge, skills and competences in modern nursing care for a mother and a new-born, in all segments of health, neonatal and gynaecological-obstetrical care respecting physical, psychosocial, mental and cultural factors that can affect health of pregnant woman, mother, midwives and new-born.

Content of the course is:

Historical motherhood development; Antenatal care and modern motherhood care; Physiological changes in pregnancy; Diet in pregnancy; Embryonal and embryo development; High-risky, multiple embryo and adolescent pregnancy; Health care of pregnant women with heart diseases, anaemia and vomiting; Health problems in antepartum period; Preparation of pregnant women for birth; Basic terms for normal birth, birth methods and complications in birth; Urgent states in pregnancy; Postnatal period and postnatal complications; New-born assessment and supply of a new-born directly after the birth; Characteristics of healthy new-born child and biological appearances at new-born; Birth traumas; Nursing care for family after the child birth

Obavezna literatura:

  1. Mardešić D, i sur. Pedijatrija. Zagreb: Školska knjiga; 2009.
  2. Turuk V. Zdravstvena njega majke i novorođenčeta. 2004. (nastavni tekstovi)
  3. Habazin I. Zdravstvena njega majke i novorođenčeta. 2006. (nastavni tekstovi)
  4. Kralj Vasilj M. (nastavni tekstovi Fakulteta za dentalnu medicnu i zdravstvo Osijek)


Dopunska literatura:

  1. Carpenito LJ. Handbook of nursing diagnosis. 14. izd. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincot Company; 2012.
  2. Gomella T, Eyal F, Bany-Mohammed F. Gomella's Neonatology. 8. izd. Ohio: McGraw-Hill Education; 2020.
  3. Meštrović J. Hitna stanja u pedijatriji. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada; 2011.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify problems in the antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum period in pregnant women, mothers, and midwives based on data collection, assessment, analysis, and interpretation of data.
  2. carry out the nursing care process, health care needs assessment, goal setting, plan development and implementation of procedures, evaluation.
  3. argue the methods of childbirth, preparation of the pregnant woman for childbirth, and possible complications in childbirth.
  4. assess emergencies in women during pregnancy and midwifery/puerperium.
  5. determine physiological changes in newborns in the early neonatal period and when leaving the maternity ward.
  6. identify conditions that require urgent interventions in the neonatal period.
  7. demonstrate breastfeeding techniques and alternative ways of feeding the newborn, ways to stimulate and preserve the sucking reflex.
  8. present screening procedures in newborns and the method of screening records.

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