Labor and Delivery Nursing
Author: Michelle Murray, PhD, RNC, Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"Where was this book when I was a new nurse just learning the ropes of labor and delivery? This is a true gem of a book-a must for any new grad going into labor and deliveryÖ.I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor." Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE Former Director, The Family Birth Center Culpeper Regional Hospital Lignum, VA "The best one stop reference book for the experienced and noviced Labor and Delivery RN....Finally an excellent Labor and Delivery book by RN's -- for RN's." Garla DeWall, RNC Presbyterian Hospital in the Family Birthing Center Albuquerque, New Mexico Labor and delivery nursing requires critical thinking, constant caring, teamwork, and communication. As the first line of defense to prevent injury, labor and delivery nurses take on some of the most difficult and trying challenges in the delivery room. Murray and Huelsmann present this clinically oriented guide to help labor and delivery nurses make wise decisions in the delivery room. The authors provide a wealth of insight on how to maximize both maternal and fetal outcomes. This book provides authoritative guidance on intervention options, creation of patient-centered plans of care, and improved communication with other members of the obstetrics team. Special Features: Explains the stages and phases of delivery, pain management, patient assessment, and much more Features references, relevant graphics, skills checklists, and review questions at the end of each section Useful for RNs new to the field, seasoned practitioners looking for updated methods and data, and nurses preparing for certification and licensure With this book, nurses will gain the confidence and competence to approach labor and delivery challenges with care and efficiency.
Labor and Delivery Nursing
Author: Michelle L. Murray, Gayle Huelsmann
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
" Murray and Heulsmann present a clinically oriented, practical guidebook that will maximize maternal and fetal outcomes. The text features 12 sections covering important issues such as the labor curve and protraction disorders, rupture of the membranes, and uterine activity patterns. While similar to the author's Essentials of Fetal Monitoring, this book places significant emphasis on how to approach these labor and delivery issues with care and efficiency. It also features more references and convenient review questions at the end of each section. An excellent reference and resource on all labor and delivery issues, this book serves as an easy-to-read manual for RNs who practice in, or are new to, labor and delivery settings. "
Fast Facts for the L & D Nurse
Author: Cassie Giles Groll, DNP, RN, CNM, Cassie Giles Groll
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Author: Susan L. Diamond
A childbirth instructor, obstetrical nurse, and mother of two shares her perspective on childbirth as a natural process--one frequently treated as an illness--that should be enhanced, not destroyed by modern medicine and unnecessary machinery.
Labor and Delivery Care
Author: Wayne R. Cohen, Emanuel A. Friedman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide supports and reinforces the acquisition of the practical obstetric skills needed for aiding a successful birth. Beginning with the most important element of successful labor care, communicating with the patient, the authors guide you through normal delivery routines and examination techniques. They then address the best approaches to the full range of challenges that can arise during labor and delivery. Throughout, the 15 chapters provide concise practical guidance with: algorithmic decision trees clinical management tips detailed drawings Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide provides a thorough tour-de-force of the practical obstetric skills needed for best and safest practice based on clinical experience and evidence.
Authored by a nurse-midwife, a perinatologist, and a nurse, Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 8th Edition is an evidence-based resource on fetal heart rate monitoring for all clinicians — whether you are a nurse, a physician or a midwife, a student or an instructor, this guide has information crucial to your practice. Designed specifically for the clinical environment, it provides a single source for interpretation and management of electronic fetal monitoring – in labor and delivery, the intensive care unit, inpatient antepartum units, or the obstetric or midwifery office. Pocket-sized, two-color design offers portability and easy access to information. Descriptions of the relationship between fetal heart rate and fetal acidemia alert you to important considerations in the care of the laboring patient. Patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustrations and legal commentary include guidelines for providing safe and competent care. Coverage of innovative practices supports a culture of patient safety and improved quality outcomes in high-reliability perinatal units addressing: Use of a common language for fetal heart rate patterns with a common construct for interpretation Emergency preparedness (multidisciplinary mock emergencies, simulations, debriefing after critical events, and exemplary practice) Human factor issues (step-by-step process to improve communication, situational awareness, no-fault/just culture, teamwork, and collegiality) Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation appendix provides an important reference tool for all clinicians. Expert author team with international presence. NEW! Two simple principles of interpretation that are evidence- and consensus-based. NEW! Content on Category II tracing management prepares you to assist in delivery decisions. NEW! Neonatal encephalopathy content keeps you in the know. UPDATED! Revised chapters feature the most up-to-date information.
Essentials of Fetal Monitoring, Fourth Edition
Author: Patricia Romo, MSN, CNM, RNC, Michelle Murray, PhD, RNC, Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC, Nanci Koperski, RNC, MBA, MHSA, LNCC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This comprehensive guide to fetal monitoring, now in its fourth edition, provides an exhaustive compilation of up-to-date knowledge on the signs of fetal well-being and compromise obtained from FHR monitoring. Newly revised and updated, it features two new chapters on monitoring maternal heart rate patterns and legal issues involved in care, new fetal monitor "strips," and updated visual materials, references and resources. This book is an invaluable companion for labor and delivery nurses, nurse midwives, and maternal-child and family nurses. Key Features Covers systematic assessment of the pregnant patient Addresses external and internal fetal and maternal monitoring Includes a step-by-step guide to fetal monitoring equipment and procedures Contains detailed reproductions of actual fetal monitor tracings Clarifies differences between maternal and fetal heart rate patterns Includes NICHD definitions as alternative terminology for documentation Identifies ineffective actions that can delay timely interventions Sets forth legal issues Provides skill-testing exercises This hands-on workbook, designed for long-term and frequent use, is of value for any nurse currently working in a labor and delivery setting as well as those entering the field.
Author: Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Co-published with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), this book is a comprehensive clinical resource for practicing perinatal nurses and an excellent staff educator's guide and textbook. It provides commonly accepted guidelines for practice and evidence-based care and includes algorithms to support decision-making. Numerous photographs complement the text and summary boxes highlight key points. Appendices provide patient care examples and practice guidelines. This edition has been extensively revised and updated. New features include more than 650 end-of-chapter review questions and answers and selected AWHONN protocols.
Perioperative Nursing - EBook-epub
Author: Lois Hamlin, Menna Davies, Marilyn Richardson-Tench, Sally Sutherland-Fraser
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Perioperative Nursing 2e has been written by local leaders in perioperative nursing and continues to deliver a contemporary, practical text for Australian and New Zealand perioperative nurses. Appropriate for nursing students and graduates entering the perioperative environment, Perioperative Nursing, 2e offers a sound foundational knowledge base to underpin a perioperative nursing career. This unique text will also be of value to those undertaking postgraduate perioperative studies, as well as to more experienced perioperative nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge or expand their nursing practice. This essential title examines the roles and responsibilities of nurses working within a perioperative environment, providing an overview of key concepts in perioperative care. The scope of this book addresses anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, as well as day surgery and evolving perioperative practices and environments. Research boxes where appropriate Feature boxes on special populations, such as paediatric, geriatric and bariatric patients Emphasis is placed on the concept of the patient journey, working within interprofessional teams, communication, teamwork, patient and staff safety, risk management strategies and medico-legal considerations. Now endorsed by ACORN Aligns with the 2016 ACORN and PNC NZNO Standards Reflects the latest national and international standards, including the NSQHS Standards, the new NMBA Standards for Practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Includes two new chapters: The perioperative team and interdisciplinary collaboration and Perioperative patient safety Supporting online resources are available on evolve.
Develop top-level guidelines for high-risk and critically ill pregnancy women with AWHONN High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics, 4th Edition, an official publication of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). This comprehensive analysis of critical care obstetrics concepts offers summary of research findings and top-notch clinical expertise. This is the expert guidance you need to navigate complex patient conditions and promote safe, effective perinatal care.
Keeping Patients Safe:
Author: Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses' working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform - monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.
Co-published with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), this comprehensive clinical text/reference provides a current, concise and accurate source of guidance for perinatal nurses and clinical specialists. Readers will find clear explanations and specific guidelines for all aspects of high-risk labor and delivery, with information that's easy to locate and use, including the most current material on obstetric critical care. Coverage includes AWHONN's protocols and procedures; and sample protocols and flowsheets enhance quick referencing. New chapters in this edition on: Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring, Mechanical Ventilation, Sepsis, Acute Renal Failure, Thyroid Disorders, and more! A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A classic nursing reference, the fully updated Lippincott Manual for Nursing Practice, 11th Edition, offers expert nursing knowledge and much-needed practical guidance on patient care. Authoritative yet easy to follow, this comprehensive text guides you through the nursing concepts and skills particularly vital for medical-surgical assessment, care, and treatment. Essential for both in-the-classroom and on-the-unit guidance, this is the expertise that all students, new nurses, and medical-surgical nurses need to grasp essential nursing concepts, care management, and procedures.
Evidence-Based Public Health
Author: Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, Kathleen N. Gillespie, William R. True
Publisher: Oxford University Press
There are at least three ways in which a public health program or policy may not reach stated goals for success: 1) Choosing an intervention approach whose effectiveness is not established in the scientific literature; 2) Selecting a potentially effective program or policy yet achieving only weak, incomplete implementation or "reach," thereby failing to attain objectives; 3) Conducting an inadequate or incorrect evaluation that results in a lack of generalizable knowledge on the effectiveness of a program or policy; and 4) Paying inadequate attention to adapting an intervention to the population and context of interest To enhance evidence-based practice, this book addresses all four possibilities and attempts to provide practical guidance on how to choose, carry out, and evaluate evidence-based programs and policies in public health settings. It also begins to address a fifth, overarching need for a highly trained public health workforce. This book deals not only with finding and using scientific evidence, but also with implementation and evaluation of interventions that generate new evidence on effectiveness. Because all these topics are broad and require multi-disciplinary skills and perspectives, each chapter covers the basic issues and provides multiple examples to illustrate important concepts. In addition, each chapter provides links to the diverse literature and selected websites for readers wanting more detailed information. An indispensable volume for professionals, students, and researchers in the public health sciences and preventative medicine, this new and updated edition of Evidence-Based Public Health aims to bridge research and evidence with policies and the practice of public health.