Please help me!

  1. Hi all,

    As some of you know, I have just started my OB rotation in my ADN program. I have a patient that I'm having to write a paper on and I can't seem to find information about her particular problem that she is having. She had her baby the other day and now the doctor suspects that she has a separation of the symphysis pubis (a rare complication in childbirth). Does anyone know of a place I can get journal articles from online? I live in the middle of nowhere, my college and county libraries are USELESS, and I need 5 reputable sources for this project. This problem isn't even mentioned in my Maternity nursing textbook - I'm afraid that this problem is so rare that there hasn't been much written on it!

    Any information (and support )is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   janleb
    if you need medical journals, go to the library and have them search their databases, and give you a list. Also you can do the same at hospital library and media centers. Get started now because some articles are going to have to be ordered and may take a few. This way you will be sure to get the information you need.
  4. by   GPatty
    Hey! Guess what I found!

    Go to http://www.childbirth.org/articles/pubis.html

    Try that one and see what you think!!!

    Good Luck on your paper! I'm sure you'll do fine!

    Julie
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    Good job Julie!
  6. by   ADN 2002
    Thanks for the link, Julie. These abstracts look good, but I'm not able to use them b/c they're more than 5 years old. That's been my problem with many of the things I have found.

    My instructor told me when I chose this topic that I should come and talk to her about changing it if it looked like I would not find any information about this problem. But, I don't want to look like I'm giving up! Plus, there's nothing else wrong with my patient, and we have to work with a problem that the patient is having or something about the patient that we can teach our classmates about.

    *BIG sigh* Not sure what I'm going to do...
  7. by   Cindy_A
    Are you able to access your school's library online? We are able to access our school's library and get full text articles, etc. Check with your school's library, and see if that is an option. If you try and try, and still can't find anything, I would go ahead and switch topics. Good Luck!
  8. by   Cindy_A
    Sorry! I just saw where you'd said your college library was useless. I guess even if you could acccess it online, it still wouldn't help!
  9. by   CEN35
    Go too www.search.NIH.gov

    If you know the name of it, it will make it sooooo much easier. This website is unbeleiveable IMO! I have found tons of rare stuff here!!!!



    me
  10. by   Scarlette
    What about asking the OB docs if they have any books on this? Can you use them for a source if you sit down and talk to one that is knowledgeable with this problem???
  11. by   ADN 2002
    You guys aren't going to believe this.

    I went on Friday in search of books with even a mention of the symphysis pubis problem in them. No luck. Saturday, I went out again, this time to a Majors store (they sell scientific/medical books) and after an hour and a half of looking through many nursing OB books and several med school OB textbooks, I found only a small paragraph (only a couple of sentences) in one book about the problem and basically it said it would cause pain and difficulty walking (duh - somebody breaks your pelvis, wouldn't you have trouble with pain and moving around??)

    I talked with my instructor yesterday and she was like ok, let's change your subject. (No problem)

    So, now I'm writing about episiotomies and complications associated with them.

    Kristin

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