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Dalila Giles 10/17/2012 Chapter 1 Key Terms Maternal Child Nursing: refers to the care of women during pregnancy,

birth, and postpartum, as well as the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Case Management: a process of coordinating the delivery of health care services in a manner that focuses on both quality and cost outcomes. NP: Specialized education in a DNP or Masters degree program often provides ambulatory care services to pregnant women, newborns, children, adolescents and families. Clinical nurse Specialist: (CNS) has a masters degree and specialized knowledge and competence in a specific clinical area. Certified Nurse Midwives: is educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery and is certified by the American college of Midwives, Nurse Researcher: Has an advanced doctoral degree typically a PH.D, and assumes a leadership role in generating new research. Typically found in University settings. Birth rate: refers to the number of live births per 1000 people in a given population. Maternal Mortality rate: is the number of deaths from causes related to or aggravated by pregnancy or the Mgmt. of pregnancy during the pregnancy cycle. Infant mortality Rate: is the number of deaths of infants under 1 YEAR of AGE per 1000 live births in a given population. Neonatal Mortality- refers to the deaths of infants less than 28 days old per 1000 live births. Postneonatal Mortality rate- refers to the deaths of infants from 28 days old through 11 months per 1000 live births. Morbidity: an illness or injury that limits activity, requires medical attention or hospitalization, or results in chronic conditions, also varies according to age. Scope of Practice: is defined as the limits of nursing practice set forth in state statutes. Standards of Care: establish minimum criteria for competent, proficient delivery of nursing care. Clinical Practice Guidelines: are comprehensive interdisciplinary care plans for a specific condition that describe the sequence and timing of interventions that should result in expected client or patient outcomes.

Informed Consent: is a legal concept that protects a persons right to autonomy and self determination by specifying that no action may be taken w/o that individual's prior understanding and freely given consent. Emancipated Minors: self supporting adolescents under 18 years of age, not subject to parental control. Mature Minors: 14-15 year olds adolescents who are able to understand tx risks, can give consent for tx or refuse tx in some states. Right to Privacy: is the right of a person to keep his or her person and property free from public scrutiny. Advance Directives: Writing a living will or authorizing a durable power of attorney for health care decisions on the individual's behalf. DNR: No further txs are possible or desired. Intrauterine Fetal Surgery: a therapy for anatomic lesions that can be corrected surgically and are incompatible with life if not treated. ART: term used to describe highly technological approaches used to produce pregnancy. Evidence Based Practice: Nursing care in which all interventions are supported by current, valid research evidence, is emerging as a force in health care. It provides a useful approach to problem solving and decision making and to self directed client centered, lifelong learning.