Labor and Delivery Nursing: Guide to Evidence-Based Practice
Springer Publishing Company, Dec 15, 2008 - Medical - 264 pages
"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 delivery÷.I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor."
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.
With this book, nurses will gain the confidence and competence to approach labor and delivery challenges with care and efficiency.
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Chapter 2 Patient Assessment
Chapter 3 Phases and Stages of Labor
Chapter 4 Pain Management
Chapter 5 Positions for Labor and Birth
Chapter 6 Passenger Placenta and Cord
Chapter 7 Passageway
Chapter 8 Presentation Station and Position
Chapter 10 Psyche Spirituality and the Cultural Dimensions of Care
Abbreviations to Avoid in Documentation
Orientation to Labor and Delivery
Sample Orientation Skills Checklist
Orientation Log Chart
Stimulation and Hyperstimulation