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√ñ.I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor."
Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE
Former Director, The Family Birth Center
Culpeper Regional Hospital
"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.
- 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."
|Publisher:||Springer Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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 ContentsAcknowledgments
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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