AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing by Kathleen Rice Simpson PhD RNC FAAN, Patricia A. Creehan

By Kathleen Rice Simpson PhD RNC FAAN, Patricia A. Creehan MSN RNC

An legit ebook of the organization of Women’s well-being, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Perinatal Nursing, Fourth Edition provides updated info in accordance with the main rigorous proof and provides feedback for top practices. This new version of the authoritative, entire textual content utilized by perinatal nurses all over the world incorporates a wealth of recent content material to maintain perform current.

You’ll achieve for this hugely functional source for: accelerated assurance of high-risk being pregnant, from bleeding in being pregnant to preterm hard work and beginning, diabetes, cardiac affliction, pulmonary issues, a number of gestation, and maternal-fetal shipping. And, you will expertly deal with ultra-modern broader scope of perinatal nursing with . . . an all-new bankruptcy on weight problems in being pregnant covers dangers to the mum and fetus, care from preconception to postpartum, in addition to bariatric surgical procedure. And, an accelerated bankruptcy on infant foodstuff contains new sections at the youngster feeding determination, merits of breastfeeding, dietary parts, and preterm milk and lactation. New chapters regarding sufferer security and the advance of a hugely trustworthy perinatal unit, tell nurses easy methods to behavior crew education and drills for obstetric emergencies, create checklists, and successfully handoff patients.

Two skilled perinatal nurses group with the distinguished Association of Women’s overall healthiness, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and greater than 70 individuals and reviewers for an independent viewpoint. You’ll be aware of the easiest facts and newest criteria for all parts of your perinatal perform via drawing on a wealth of knowledge amassed into the new variation of AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing, 4th edition.

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This is particularly important in emergent situations where the stress and stakes are high. The fresh perspective of the oncoming team can be helpful in reviewing the current plan. Open interaction about prior, ongoing, and expected maternal–fetal status should be encouraged. The hand-off process can be used to share experiences and expert knowledge of clinical situations and implications of patient assessment data with nurses new to the specialty (Simpson, 2005b). Critical thinking and professional nursing practice are enhanced when there is effective, efficient, and collegial communication during the shift report.

The purpose of the medical record is to communicate patient status to other members of the healthcare team and to provide an accurate, timely description of the course of care and the patient’s response. The nurse providing care is in control of the information included in the nursing portions of the medical record; however, documentation has become one of the most time consuming of nursing activities and, therefore, one that is prone to omissions. Nurses often are concerned that medical record documentation forces them to focus on paperwork and/or the computer rather than patient care.

If FHR accelerations are documented, are they on the EFM strip? • Are maternal assessments documented according to policy? • If there is evidence of an indeterminate or abnormal FHR pattern, is oxytocin dosage increased? • If there is evidence of an indeterminate or abnormal FHR pattern, is oxytocin dosage discontinued? • If there is evidence of uterine tachysystole, are appropriate interventions documented? • If there is evidence of adequate labor, is oxytocin dosage increased? indd 26 various aspects of clinical care.

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