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Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse: A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse: A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell (Paperback)

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Synopsis

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 practise 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 organised systematically to include assessment and management guidelines, health promotion and teaching recommendations, routine laboratory and ultrasound tests and holistic evidence-based nursing care practises.

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 victimised 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 practise 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.

Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN, is Associate Professor of Nursing and an affiliate faculty member for the Women's Studies Program at George Mason University. Her clinical experience has been in a variety of women's health settings including labour and delivery, postpartum, NICU, reproductive endocrinology and inpatient gynecology at Columbia Hospital for Women. She has delivered over 1,000 babies during her career as a nurse midwife and has treated women with a variety of mental health disorders. Dr. Davidson formulated a support group that provides ongoing treatment to indigent women battling postpartum depression. She has co-written 15 textbooks including the international bestseller Old's Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care Across the Lifespan (9th Edition), which is translated into nine languages. She has also written more than 17 textbook chapters and has published over 50 papers. Dr. Davidson is Past Vice President of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and was an item writer for the ACNM National Certification Examination. She is also an educational affiliate of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She received an honourary award from the March of Dimes for her ongoing care to pregnant women. In 2002, Dr. Davidson established the Smith Island Foundation to provide rural health care education and screening programmes and children's programming to a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay. She subsequently developed an immersion clinical practicum for students to participate in rural community health on Smith Island.

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