the trick to study of both subjects is to know normal assessment findings so that when you see something abnormal you will be able to recognize it. children are often unable to articulate clearly any symptoms they are having so observation and assessment of their behavior is important. you also need to review the normal behavior of a child that should be present at the various stages of development from birth through adulthood. again, abnormal findings in assessments of newborns, toddlers and school age children will be likely to be the basis for good test questions. for ob, in particular, know what normal labor and delivery is. a lot of things go wrong during pregnancy and labor. these are things you are likely to get tested on.
- this is a slide slow presentation on normal and abnormal labor from the new york medical college. some very nice photographs and drawings to illustrate points.
- list of links of lectures, forms and tutorials on a variety of ob subjects from new york medical college
and includes links to the complete online textbook, laboratory tests commonly ordered in ob/gyn, medications commonly used in ob/gyn, ultrasound and x-ray used in ob/gyn, a large number of useful clinical forms you can download and print, and access to procedure videos that include a vaginal delivery, episiotomy, circumcision, pelvic exam, pap smear and much more.
- "vaginal birth" an interactive slide show. also includes a picture and short explanation about c-section.
- good pictures of cervical effacements and dilatation during labor
- the main page. links to pages of lots of helpful ob information surround the globe at the top of the page. within these links is assessment data for the various stages of labor.
- listing of emedicines topics on obstetrics and gynecology
- there are videos you can watch at this site that include comfort techniques during labor, an epidural procedure and a c-section (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link).
- this site has a very comprehensive guide to the assessment of a mother and newborn. there are some blank pages within the document for some unknown reason. this form
is a list of questions to guide the nursing student when they make the home visit after the birth. from the university of indiana school of nursing.
- this is a prenatal care planning case study activity from the university of michigan school health system. it is a 7 page guide that takes you through a case scenario of a diabetic primigravida patient. it shows you, in steps, how to develop a nursing care plan using nanda languages. this is a learning activity for the nursing working for this facility. in the scenario they are directed to chose nursing diagnoses, noc outcomes and nic interventions. unfortunately, no answers are provided.
- common pediatric medications and monitoring from the children's hospital of iowa handbook of neonatology.
- pediatric assessment sheet (kind of old)- the last page, however, has an assessment of the patient by age appropriate behavior for a child
- this is a pediatric care planning case study activity from the university of michigan school health system. it is a 9 page guide that takes you through a case scenario of a 10-month old admitted following a laparotomy nissen procedure and gastrostomy tube placement. it shows you, in steps, how to develop a nursing care plan using nanda languages. this is a learning activity for the nursing working for this facility. in the scenario they are directed to choose nursing diagnoses, noc outcomes and nic interventions. unfortunately, no answers are provided.
- a list of links into subjects covered in pediatrics at the emedicine website