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Labor and Delivery Nursing: Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

Labor and Delivery Nursing: Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

by Michelle Murray, Gayle Huelsmann
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ISBN-13: 9780826118035
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 813,299
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michelle L. Murray, PhD, RNC, is an international educator, author, and expert in obstetric nursing. Dr. Murray's company, Learning Resources International, Inc. produces clinical and educational products and seminars for labor and delivery nursing and midwives. Since 1986, more than 50,000 obstetric care providers, including nurses, physicians, and midwives, have participated in Dr. Murray's classes and seminars. Her work has been published in journals such as Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care; The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing (MCN); the Journal of Perinatololgy; the Journal of Nursing Care Quality; and, the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). Dr. Murray was also a contributor to the AWHONN publication Nursing Management of the Second Stage of Labor. Her best-selling books include Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring (3rd ed.) and Essentials of Fetal Monitoring (3ed ed.).

Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC, is certified in inpatient obstetrics and holds a certificate of advanced qualification in electronic fetal monitoring from the National Certification Corp., Chicago. She has been an antepartal nurse and a labor and delivery nurse for 29 years. She was also maternal air transport nurse with fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft. She is an award winner of the PRIDE nurse award from Presbyterian Hospital.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Communication, Advocacy, and the Chain of Command

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 9 Powers of Labor: Stimulation and Hyperstimulation

Chapter 10 Psyche, Spirituality, and Cultural Dimensions of Care




Abbreviations to Avoid in Documentation

Orientation to Labor and Delivery

Sample Orientation Skills Checklist

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