A better way to learn maternal and newborn nursing! This unique multimedia presentation provides tightly focused maternal-newborn coverage in a highly structured text. Plus, an audio book and a wealth of online learning resources make learning easy . All of the field’s must-have information is delivered in an easy-to-grasp, visually clear and precise design, while the audio book, available online at DavisPlus, lets you download the material to listen to anytime, anywhere!
Nurses who are new to the labor and delivery (L&D) environment will welcome this newly updated, succinct, easy-to-use orientation guide for everyday labor and birth management practices. It is designed for speedy access to fundamental information about the most common L&D procedures and encourages the development of independence and confidence for new RNs orienting to this practice environment. The second edition has been revised to include new and updated practice guidelines for cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, vaginal delivery, and breastfeeding. A completely new entry addresses meconium aspiration syndrome and two new appendices feature quick-reference charts and tables and an alphabetical synopsis of pertinent drug-related information. New illustrations depict and facilitate understanding of effacement and dilation of cervix, breech presentation and delivery, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption, and other topics. Designed to fit in a pocket, the resource provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring practices and procedures in bulleted format. It covers L&D terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete knowledge base. The book highlights potential OB complications and is full of examples and pearls of wisdom concerning the handling of emergencies and unexpected outcomes. New to the Second Edition: A completely new entry on meconium, with information on meconium aspiration syndrome New quick-reference charts and tables (Apgar score, Bishop score, drug tables, and more) New illustrations for labor and delivery protocol Key Features: Provides speedy access to fundamental L&D information Presents succinct, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring procedures
American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award 2009 in the category of Maternal and Child Health This telephone triage book is designed for use by professional nurses assessing and advising patients over the telephone on topics related to obstetric and gynecology. It is designed to crystallize the professional's existing knowledge base and to provide clear guidance on handling a wide variety of patient situations which the triage nurse might need to work through. The introductory section outlines the key medical/legal, counseling, and practical aspects of telephone triage and includes a new chapter on the use of online information retrieval. Subsequent sections present specific protocols for selected obstetric, gynecologic, and women's health problems. New and expanded protocols in this edition include updated infertility management and medications, additional contraceptive methods such as NuvaRing and Implanon, current abnormal Pap smear management, hormone therapy advice, and emergency contraception options.
For over two decades, HEART & HANDS has been a beloved guide for both midwives and parents interested in the benefits of midwifery care. This all-new fourth edition has been revised from start to finish, featuring updated material that emphasizes independent midwifery, physiologic (natural) birth, and the art of nonintervention. Midwifery expert Elizabeth Davis includes valuable hints for turning breech and posterior babies, mediating pain in labor, and supporting newborn physiology. Davis also reveals the keys to postpartum recovery, with practical tips on breastfeeding for busy mothers. Comprehensive and compassionate, HEART & HANDS remains a dog-eared classic for parents, midwives, and other birthing helpers.Thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of the classic text for midwives, also useful for expecting parents, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, and other labor helpers.Features new diagrams and photographs, updated midwifery forms, and an expanded resource list for parents.Expanded sections on GBS, VBAC, gestational diabetes, and water birth address current controversies.Previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies. "An impressive and deeply caring book . . . reveals a shrewd and compassionate sensitivity to women'¬?s needs in pregnancy and childbirth." -Sheila Kitzinger, author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth
Awarded second place in the 2016 AJN 'Book of the Year Award' in the Maternal-Child Health category. Confidently deliver safe, accurate intrapartum care with the expert guidance of Intrapartum Management Modules, 5e. This essential, fully updated edition offers easy-to-follow directions on the full range of intrapartum skills, from admission assessment of the laboring woman and fetus to delivery and postpartum care. Written by top-level intrapartum nurses and educators, this is not only an essential study aid for inpatient obstetric nursing certification; it also offers indispensable orientation support to new practitioners. Absorb the A to Z of intrapartum nursing science and skills . . . NEW and updated content offers the latest evidence-based therapeutic methods, drugs, and technologyNEW chapter on electronic fetal heart rate monitoringPractice strips for monitoring fetal heart rate and contractionsEnd-of-module practice/review questionsandend-of-book posttests to aid retention and bulletproof exam preparationCenters for Disease Control guidelines for safe labor and deliveryNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development guidelines for accurate electronic fetal monitoringSelf-paced independent learning manual—step-by-step directions for vital skills, including: Physical exam of the laboring womanEvaluating contractionsMeeting the individual and cultural needs of the laboring woman and familyIdentifying the high-risk mother and fetusAssessing fetal healthManaging gestational diabetesDetermining whether a patient is at risk for domestic violenceEvaluating fetal lie and presentationBreathing and effleurage techniquesManaging an unexpected delivery
This handy pocket guide is the perfect quick reference. Organized alphabetically for easy reference, this is a repository for all concepts, treatment options, drugs and dosages, which are difficult to remember and vitally important. A must-have for every midwife!
The USA Today bestselling author of The Midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit.The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy.Though she is happy to be back in Hope River, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe.But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on.Full of humor and compassion, The Reluctant Midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.
Praise for the previous edition: "This…edition is timely, useful, well organized, and should be in the bags of all doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians, and students involved in childbirth."–Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary. This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths. Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.
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. Are you ready to deliver expert nursing care to your maternal and neonatal patients? Learning how to deliver safe & effective care to mothers and their infants has never been easier. Don’t be overwhelmed. Let Nurse Joy be your guide as you discover answers to all of your mom and baby questions -- the Incredibly Easy way! From the popular Made Incredibly Easy series comes the updated third edition of Maternal-Neonatal Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, covering a broad range of care topics in a friendly, conversational style. You’ll discover the latest in research and therapeutic nursing interventions, covering areas such as prenatal care; high-risk pregnancy; family planning, contraception and infertility; labor and birth; and postpartum care, among many other crucial topics. The series’ award-winning interactive format addresses a range of readers, from students to experienced nurses. With humor and expert insight woven throughout, this fun and enjoyable text will give you a solid grounding in maternal-neonatal nursing care and concepts. • Updated information on numerous maternal-neonatal disorders, including preeclampsia; premature birth; postpartum depression; substance abuse; alternative therapies • “Nurse Joy” offers tips and encouragement throughout • Numerous quick-scan tables, flow charts, illustrations, and fun cartoons aid retention of information • Full-color inserts demonstrate complex clinical concepts • Special features include: • Advice from the Experts – Tips from experienced maternal-neonatal nurses • Bridging the Gap – Unique beliefs and aspects of care for different cultural groups • Education Edge – Patient teaching tips and checklists • Memory joggers – Mnemonics that help readers remember difficult concepts • Quick Quiz – Multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter • Quick-reference appendices on maternal daily dietary allowances and normal neonatal lab values