FNP Certification Exam Review Sale - now only $44.95 + Free Shipping. Fast checkout with Amazon Pay! Shop Now

Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In
Read a Sample Chapter

Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse

SKU# 9780826168863

A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Michele R. Davidson PhD, CNM, CFN, RN

Now available on:


All aspects of safe, effective, holistic care for birthing mothers, newborns, and their families are included in this easy-access guide for new antepartum and postpartum nurses and their preceptors during the orientation period. Presented in the convenient, easy-to-use Fast Facts format, the book provides up-to-date information regarding care for both low- and high-risk antepartum and postpartum patients. It encompasses evidence-based practice guidelines and clinical recommendations for routine antepartum assessment and nursing care, care of women with pre-existing conditions prior to pregnancy or complications of pregnancy, routine postpartum assessment and care, postpartum complications, and care of special populations. Each chapter features a helpful "orientation guide" to acquaint the new orientee with essential information on procedures and policies, equipment, medications, and evidence-based protocols.

Chapters are organized systematically to include assessment and management guidelines, health promotion and teaching recommendations, routine laboratory and ultrasound tests, and holistic evidence-based nursing care practices. A separate section addresses special populations and outlines care components specific to these women and their families. They include culturally diverse families, women on each end of the age spectrum, women with fetuses or newborns diagnosed with adverse outcomes, women who have a history of being victimized, and those with deployed partners. While targeted to hospital-based nurses and new nurses in hospital orientation and their preceptors, it is also a helpful resource for nurses who practice in a great variety of related settings, as well as nurse midwifery students. Appendices include a skills checklist, a list of commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values.

Key Features:

  • Covers all aspects of safe, evidence-based, holistic care for birthing mothers, newborns and their families
  • Written for nurses in orientation and their preceptors as well as nurses working with mothers and newborns in any practice setting
  • Provides key information demonstrating the impact of newborn status on assessing, planning, and implementing care
  • Includes an "orientation guide" to acquaint new orientees with essential information on procedures, policies, equipment, medications, and evidence-based protocols
  • Addresses specific care components needed for special populations

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 23, 2013
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826168863
  • EISBN 9780826168870

Table of Contents 


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Routine Antepartum Assessment

Chapter 3: Nursing Care of the Pregnant Woman

Chapter 4: Pre-existing Hematological and Cardiac Conditions

Chapter 5: Antepartum Pre-existing Conditions: Infectious Diseases

Chapter 6: Antepartum Pre-existing Neurological and Mental Health Conditions

Chapter 7: Antepartum Chronic Respiratory, Metabolic, Endocrine, and Orthopedic Conditions

Chapter 8: First Trimester Antepartum Complications

Chapter 9: Second & Third Trimester Complications

Chapter 10: Third Trimester Complications

Chapter 11: Routine Postpartum Assessment

Chapter 12: Nursing Care of the Postpartum Woman

Chapter 13: Postpartum Complications

Chapter 14: Postpartum Complications with Psychosocial Implications

APPENDIX A: Antepartum Skills

APPENDIX B: Postpartum Clinical Skills

APPENDIX C: Common Antepartum & Postpartum Nursing Abbreviations

APPENDIX D: Common Laboratory Findings in Pregnancy

APPENDIX E: Pharmacology in Antepartum & Postpartum Periods