Real Nursing Skills 2.0: Skills for Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health / Edition 2

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This extensively updated and enhanced volume in the Real Nursing Skills series offers a complete foundation for competency in maternal-newborn and women’s health nursing. KEY FEATURES: Its interactive DVD-ROM contains 30+ comprehensive procedures and rationales demonstrated through realistic video clips, animations, illustrations, and photographs. Students review each skill’s purpose, delegation, preparation, procedure, post-procedure, expected and unexpected outcomes, documentation, and variation (if applicable). Areas of coverage include: women’s health care, maternity nursing, prenatal care, intrapartum and postpartum care, and newborn care. Many skills in this edition are updated, and several are added, including: stress and non-stress testing; insertion of epidural catheter; positioning for labor and birth; performing postpartum assessment; several aspects of feeding; obtaining newborn vital signs; and diapering, swaddling, and positioning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132459419
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Format: DVD - NTSC
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,381,371
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Women’s Health Care

a. Assisting with a Pelvic Exam

b. Teaching About Breast Awareness

c. Teaching About Contraception

2. Maternity Nursing

a. Prenatal Care

i. Evaluating Deep Tendon Reflexes

ii. Performing Perineal Prep for the OB Patient

iii. Assisting with Amniocentesis

b. Intrapartum

i. Monitoring a Fetal Heart Rate

1. Variation: Electronic Fetal Monitoring

ii. Stress Testing and Non-Stress Testing

iii. Preparing the Room for Vaginal Delivery

iv. Performing Leopold’s Maneuvers

v. Assisting with Insertion of Epidural Catheter

vi. Positioning for Labor and Birth

c. Postpartum

i. Assisting with Sitz Bath

ii. Massaging the Uterine Fundus

iii. Performing Postpartum Assessment: BUBBLE-HER Exam

3. Newborn Nursing

a. Caring for Umbilical Cord Stump

i. Cord Clamp Application at Birth

ii. Routine Cord Care

1. Variation: Cord Clamp Removal

b. Monitoring Thermoregulation

c. Performing Newborn APGAR

d. Caring for the Infant Receiving Phototherapy

e. Infant Feeding

i. Breastfeeding

ii. Formula feeding

iii. Gavage Feeding (Intermittent)

f. Applying an Umbilical Cord Alarm System

g. Assisting with Circumcision

i. Variation: Performing Post-Circumcision Care

h. Assessing Newborn Reflexes

i. Obtaining Newborn Vital Signs

j. Diapering, Swaddling, and Positioning

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