Inside this comprehensive reference, you'll find in-depth coverage of the liability risks common to obstetric and neonatal settings. From the basics of healthcare law and its relation to clinical practice, to detailed discussions aimed at specific liability challenges, this resource prepares you for the professional and legal responsibilities of today's perinatal nursing.
A comprehensive resource for practicing perinatal nurses. Provides commonly-accepted guidelines for practice as well as evidence-based care. Extremely useful as a clinical resource as well as staff educator's guide and textbook. Co-publishing with AWHONN provides additional credibility to this book.
The only book of its kind, Manual of High Risk Pregnancy & Delivery provides a complete resource for care of this special patient and her complex needs. It helps you provide positive outcomes with coverage of today's newest technology, physiologic considerations, psychologic implications, health disorders, and other complications in pregnancy. Written by noted educator and practitioner Elizabeth Stepp Gilbert, RNC, MS, FNP-BC, CNS, this book also describes how to screen for risk factors, provide preventive management, and intervene appropriately when problems arise. It's a concise, hands-on reference for both inpatient and outpatient settings! A consistent format makes this book a practical, hands-on reference in the clinical setting, presenting problems with the following headings: incidence, etiology, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical management. Comprehensive coverage includes physiologic considerations, fetal assessment, perinatal screening, ethical and legal issues, health disorders during pregnancy, complications, and labor and delivery issues. Up-to-date content includes integrative therapy, domestic violence, multiple gestation, genetics, nutrition, culture, risk management, and all the latest screening tools. A section on ethical and legal considerations covers ethical decision making, legal issues, and risk management. Updated evidence-based content includes the latest AHWONN standards of practice. Patient safety and risk management strategies include updated approaches to improving outcomes, reducing complications, and increasing patient safety during high risk pregnancy and delivery. New Venous Thromboembolic Disease chapter provides current information on this increasingly common condition. Information on the latest assessment and monitoring devices keeps you current with today's technology. Standardized terminology and definitions from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) lead to accurate and precise communication.
Critical Care Obstetrics provides expert clinical guidance throughout on how you can maximize the chances of your patient and her baby surviving trauma. In this stimulating text, internationally recognized experts guide you through the most challenging situations you as an obstetrician are likely to face, enabling you to skillfully: Recognize conditions early-on which might prove life threatening Implement immediate life-saving treatments in emergency situations Maximize the survival prospects of both the mother and her fetus The fifth edition of this popular book will help you keep your composure in high risk clinical situations, making it an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional responsible for the care and management of pregnant women and their unborn children.
A new edition of the proven guide to providing emergency care for mothers-to-be in acute medical distress Now in its sixth edition, Critical Care Obstetrics offers an authoritative guide to what might go seriously wrong with a pregnancy and delivery and explains how to manage grave complications. Written by an international panel of experts, this updated and revised edition contains the most recent advances in the field as well as recommendations for treating common complications such as bleeding, thrombosis, trauma, acute infection, airway problems and drug reactions in a pregnant patient. This important guide offers the information needed to enable the early-on recognition of life-threatening conditions and the use of immediate life-saving treatments in emergency situations. The techniques and procedures outlined help to maximise the survival prospects of both the mother and fetus. The authors offer an accessible text for any healthcare professional responsible for the care and management of pregnant women and their unborn children. Critical Care Obstetrics is a vital resource that: Contains a clear guide for early recognition of conditions which may prove life threatening Offers new information on Analgesia and sedation; Imaging and interventional radiology in pregnancy; Oxygen therapy; and Pulmonary hypertension Presents protocols for implementing life-saving treatments in emergency situations Written by international experts in emergency obstetric medicine Designed for use by obstetricians and obstetrician and gynecology trainees, Critical Care Obstetrics is the updated guide to the management of serious conditions in pregnancy and delivery.
Over the past generation, the practice of legal nurse consulting has grown to include areas such as life care planning, risk management, and administrative law, as well as taking on a more diversified role in both criminal and civil law and courtroom proceedings. First published in 1997, Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices provided pro
The revised Fourth Edition of this essential text contains 19 modules that guide the reader from assessment of the pregnant woman and her fetus, through labor and delivery, to postpartum evaluation and care. Each module is carefully developed to enhance self-paced learning and skills attainment, perfect for competence validation and orientation. This edition has new modules on cultural competence and OB Emergencies, including hemorrhage and Caesarian delivery "on demand", and new content on legal accountability, maternal and newborn transport, electronic fetal monitoring, and domestic violence assessment.
Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments. Key Topics: Malpractice/negligence issues Workplace, organization, and business law, Legal concerns in the classroom Disaster and public health emergencies Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process Informed consent and patient rights Risk management and compliance Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution
This new edition helps readers to assess and build their knowledge of the information covered in 'Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing'. It includes 600 multiple choice study questions to aid learning.
Build your skills in the science and art of maternity and pediatric nursing! Maternal-Child Nursing, 6th Edition makes it easy to understand the essentials of women’s health, maternity, and children’s nursing care. It simplifies the steps of the nursing process and relates them to care, helping you develop clinical judgment skills and provide safe, effective care in evidence-based practice. This edition adds case studies preparing you for the new Next Generation NCLEX® examination. Best of all, active learning tools and features make it fun to master nursing concepts, offering plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge to the practice setting. Nursing Care Plans help students apply the nursing process to plan individualized care in the most common maternity and pediatric situations. Clinical Reference sections in pediatrics chapters provide basic information on disorders and their related anatomy and physiology, differences in body systems between children and adults, commonly used drugs, lab values, diagnostic tests, and procedures. Clinical Judgment boxes highlight situations designed to test clinical judgment skills. Health Promotion boxes highlight information needed to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Safety Alerts emphasize what is important to remember when providing safe and optimal quality care. Pathophysiology boxes present an illustrated overview of illnesses and how to manage them. Want to Know boxes provide teaching guidelines, including sample answers for questions that are likely to be asked or topics that need to be taught. Communication Cues offer practical tips for verbal and nonverbal communication with patients and families. Glossary at the end of the book gives students quick access to all key terms and definitions. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination-style case studies expose students to how content will be tested in the exam; case studies are either single-situation or unfolding studies. NEW! Updated Drug Guides summarize the latest information on medications.
Co-published with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), this book is a comprehensive clinical resource for practicing perinatal nurses and an excellent staff educator's guide and textbook. It provides commonly accepted guidelines for practice and evidence-based care and includes algorithms to support decision-making. Numerous photographs complement the text and summary boxes highlight key points. Appendices provide patient care examples and practice guidelines. This edition has been extensively revised and updated. New features include more than 650 end-of-chapter review questions and answers and selected AWHONN protocols.