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Basic High-Risk and Critical Care Intrapartum Nursing 5th Ed $0.00

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

Instant access - this product is a PDF download.

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.

Essential for intrapartum nurses responsible for competency validation, continuing education, and training. The fifth edition reflects changes in perinatal practice. This is a comprehensive education plan for nurse educators and nursing facilities developed and reviewed by professional nurses from across the United States and Canada with expertise in intrapartum nursing.

Purchase your copy and download it today!  FREE for AWHONN Members.

Cervical Ripening & Induction & Augmentation of Labor 4th ed $29.99

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Are you prepared to provide care to women undergoing cervical ripening, induction or augmentation?

Learn everything you need to know, from the pharmacological to the methodological, from this comprehensive resource, including:

  • Appropriate use of prostaglandin E1/misoprostal and why oxytocin is considered a high alert drug
  • Criteria and key concepts to include in unit policies and procedures

One of the foremost experts on the subject, Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN, presents the latest research-based clinical practices that promote the safest possible care for women and babies who put their trust in you, including:

  • Requiring elective labor induction to be limited to women with 39 completed weeks of gestation
  • Standardizing oxytocin protocols
  • Prioritizing scheduled inductions on the basis of indication and maternal-fetal condition
  • Ensuring cervical readiness before induction
  • Ensuring uterine tachysystole is addressed appropriately

Gain the knowledge you need to evaluate all situations. Purchase your downloadable copy today!

You can earn 2.4 contact hours -
purchase the CNE Companion for Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 4th Edition. Please note: This is a seperate purchase from the actual downloadable product.

Nursing Care and Management of the 2nd Stage of Labor,2nd Ed $34.95

Nursing Care and Management of the Second Stage of Labor, 2nd Edition

This updated second edition guideline provides important research-based recommendations for alternative methods of nursing management of the second stage of labor, including the rationale for and importance of upright positioning and delayed and non-directed pushing to facilitate the birth process. Guideline elements also include evidence-based clinical practice recommendations for:
  • Prenatal and intrapartum preparation of the woman and her partner
  • Physical, emotional, instructional, and advocacy nursing support during the second stage of labor
  • An expanded section that comprehensively addresses evaluation of the maternal and fetal physiologic processes of the second stage of labor
Publication of this evidence-based guideline was supported through an educational grant from Hill-Rom.

One set of 2.3 contact hours is included in purchase price.

Neonatal Skin Care EBG 3rd Edition $34.95

Neonatal Skin Care Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline, Third Edition

Much of what used to be accepted practice in the care of neonatal skin we now know to be outdated. This guideline is targeted to obstetric and neonatal nurses caring for newborns in any patient setting. This edition is updated to include current research regarding term, late preterm, and preterm newborn skin care. New information about atopic dermatitis, management of diaper dermatitis, and general bathing considerations for late preterm infants has been added to this new edition.

The 3rd edition features an updated Quick Care Guide and timely, research based recommendations that include:

  • Assessment of the neonate's skin condition and promotion of normal skin development
  • Guidelines for normal newborn bathing, circumcision and cord care
  • Guidelines for promoting and protecting optimal skin function and minimizing future skin sensitization
  • Identification of neonates at risk for alterations in skin integrity, including exposure to environmental and therapeutic agents.

Purchase your copy today!

You can earn 2.8 contact hours - purchase the CNE Companion for the Neonatal Skin Care Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidline, Third Edition. Please note: This is a separate purchase from the actual book.

Publication of this resource was supported through an educational grant by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.

Assessment & Care of the Late Preterm Infant Guideline, 2010 $34.95

Assessment and Care of the Late Preterm Infant Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline is the only comprehensive evidence-based resource developed to guide nursing care of the late preterm infant. Nurses and other health care providers can use this guideline to structure bedside care, provide staff education and to educate parents about their late preterm infants.

Developed through the rigors of AWHONN's research-based practice project on late preterm birth, this guideline provides perinatal and neonatal registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses with current clinical practice recommendations for care of the late preterm infant based on the best available evidence. The goal of this guideline is to ensure that nurses know the risks of late preterm birth and the unique needs of the late preterm neonate so that they can provide timely evidence-based assessments and interventions.

The Guideline provides evidence-based approaches to accomplish the following:
  • Identify the late preterm neonate at risk for complications during the continuum from birth through hospital discharge.
  • Recognize the physiologic limitations and challenges of a late preterm infant that place him or her at increased risk.
  • Perform a risk assessment of perinatal events that may adversely impact the late preterm infant.
  • Validate the late preterm infant's gestational age.
  • Assess respiratory status and intervene to minimize the risk of respiratory distress.
  • Implement interventions to promote thermoregulation.
  • Assess and intervene to help prevent and manage hypoglycemia.
  • Assess the risk for sepsis and implement appropriate interventions.
  • Implement interventions to assess for hyperbilirubinemia.
  • Address feeding challenges, and promote successful breastfeeding.
  • Incorporate elements of the Guideline into nursing interventions, discharge planning and parent education.
Suggested interventions are accompanied by rationale statements and supportive literature. A Quick Care Guide that highlights key assessments, interventions, and parent teaching strategies and is designed for bedside reference is included. A patient education handout has also been developed.

Whether you work in antepartum, L&D, well-baby nursery, NICU, or ambulatory OB or newborn care, this evidence-based guideline is a must-have to maximize the health and well-being of this vulnerable group of newborns.

Publication of this resource was supported through an educational grant from

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