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Basic, High-Risk, and Critical Care Intrapartum Nursing: Clinical Competencies and Education Guide, Fifth Edition

Everything nursing educators need to develop education content and establish outcome competencies for the intrapartum nurse. This guide outlines the curriculum for the intrapartum nurse and delineates the clinical skills or performance competencies necessary to perform the role.  


Perinatal Nursing Informatics Guide for Clinical Health Information Technology

This resource addresses the challenges of converting to and adapting clinical practice in OB/Neonatal/NICU and women's health settings to the use of electronic data management systems.


Guidelines for Professional Registered Nurse Staffing

The guidelines give you the framework you need to implement registered nurse staffing that results in quality care and more time at the bedside. Use this resource to plan nurse staffing in perinatal units, including antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery.


Achieving Consistent Quality Care, 2nd Ed.

Achieving Consistent Quality Care  provides a roadmap to develop an evidence-based framework for nursing practice. It breaks down the process of finding, understanding and applying evidence to daily practice into easily understandable segments.


Standards for Professional Nursing Practice, 7th Edition

Featured in the seventh edition are the enduring Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance that are based on and adapted from the current American Nurses Association (ANA) Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice that reflect key elements of obstetric, women's health and newborn nursing.


2008 NICHD Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring Terminology Update (JOGNN Article)

In April 2008, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine partnered to sponsor a 2-day workshop to revisit nomenclature, interpretation, and research recommendations for intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring. This article provides a summary of the discussions at the workshop. This includes a discussion of terminology and nomenclature for the description of fetal heart tracings and uterine contractions for use in clinical practice and research. A three-tier system for fetal heart rate tracing interpretation is also described. Lastly, prioritized topics for future research are provided.


Ultrasound Examinations Performed by Nurses: Ed Guide 3rd Ed

The Ultrasound Examinations education guide outlines the content for educational programs and clinical competencies for such ultrasound examinations. This new edition is updated to reflect the revised categories (standard, limited, specialized) related to obstetric ultrasounds as recommended by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Developed and reviewed by professional nurses with expertise in nurse performed ultrasound examinations.


The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner: Guidelines for Practice and Education, 6th Edition

Updated by a joint task force of AWHONN and National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) members, this education guide is for all women's health nurse practitioners (WHNP) and educators of WHNPs. This document defines the role of the WHNP on the health care team, identifies practice guidelines and competencies and serves as a guide for women's health nurse practitioner education programs.


Standards for Professional Nursing in Canada, 2nd Edition

Guide perinatal nursing practice in Canada and help prepare Canadian nurses for the CNA Perinatal Nursing Certification Examination with this definitive set of standards. Developed specifically for Canadian perinatal nurses by AWHONN's Canada section members, these standards include the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) perinatal nursing competencies.


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