Labor and Delivery Nursing

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Labor and Delivery Nursing

SKU# 9780826118035

Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Michelle Murray PhD, RNC, Gayle Huelsmann BSN, RNC


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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 deliveryÖ.I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor."
Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE
Former Director, The Family Birth Center
Culpeper Regional Hospital
Lignum, VA

"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.
Special Features:

  • 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."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 15, 2008
  • Page Count 264
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826118035
  • EISBN 9780826110923

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