Ob Help!!!!

  1. I AM CURRENTLY DOING MY OB ROTATION...........I FEEL LIKE I AM DROWNING, I UNDERSTAND THE SUBJECTS, BUT AM HAVING PROBLEMS PASSING THE TESTS....ANY SUGGESTIONS OR ADVICE???
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  3. by   Daytonite
    you have to know what goes on during normal pregnancy, labor and delivery. that in and of itself is a lot. it mostly requires study. without that knowledge it's almost impossible to understand all the complications that can occur. c-sections are surgical and other than being surgery on the reproductive organs, carry all the side effects that can occur to any surgical patient, so keep that in mind. also, because these patients tend to get epidural anesthesia almost exclusively, you need to know that side effects and complications of this procedure and anesthesia.

    here are some ob weblinks:

    http://www.brooksidepress.org/produc...obgyn/home.htm - this is an extensive site of ob information. click on menu items for expanded information.

    http://complab.nymc.edu/obgyn/obgyn.htm - list of links of lectures, forms and tutorials on a variety of ob subjects from new york medical college. you can see a slide show presentation of normal and abnormal labor that includes some very nice photographs and drawings to illustrated points here on this site: http://complab.nymc.edu/obgyn/labor%...20abnormal.pdf

    http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/obste...gynecology.htm - listing of emedicines topics on obstetrics and gynecology

    http://www.childbirths.com/euniversity/mainpage.htm - main page of ob website for students. links are around the globe with the site logo, euniversity. you will find lots of assessment information for the various stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery on this site as well as assessment for the baby.

    http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_london_maternal_1 - online student companion website for maternal-newborn & child nursing by marcia l. london, patricia a. ladewig, jane w. ball, and ruth l. bindler. on the top menu bar of this home page is a drop down arrow where you pick a chapter of interest. once into these chapters you will find an audio glossary of obstetrical terms (you can access it here http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_london_...62927-,00.html ), a summary of information in each chapter of the book, nclex review questions pertinent to the information from each chapter, case study and care map activities (i did not check to see if you get any feedback as to whether or not your answers to these exercises are correct) and nursing tools that include: abbreviations used in maternity and pediatric nursing, a food guide pyramid, rdas for females during pregnancy, recommended dietary allowances, family assessment, guidelines for working with deaf clients, growth charts (10 pediatric growth charts from birth to age 20), west normogram, maternal-newborn lab values including cord blood, pediatric lab values, clinical estimation of gestational age, actions and effects of selected drugs, maternity critical pathways (for diabetes, epidural anesthesia, hemorrhage in the 3rd trimester, puerperal infection, newborn of a substance abusing mother and newborn with respiratory distress), and a whole slue of pediatric care plans (they only include goals, interventions, rationales, and expected outcomes--no nursing diagnoses). almost all are in pdf files so you need an acrobat reader to download and see these files. each chapter also provides internet links to more online information.
  4. by   MoriahRN
    Discovery Health just finished up a documentary series called Birth Day. It is excellent. Rent it and spend a saturday vieweing all the different shows. One is hypertension, one is abnormal fetal heart tones, ect. Watch the nurses, the monitors, teh meds they hang ect. I am a L & D RN and thought it would have been perfect for when I was in school.
  5. by   JoniL&DRN
    Link below to an excellent book. It is outline format with 10 nclex type questions at beginning and end of each chapter plus access to lots more online at the prenhall website. ( http://www.prenhall.com/hogan/ ). In fact you might be able to just get an code on their website and do the questions for each chapter. I have bought this series of books for EVERYTHING from fundamentals to pharm and they are great. It seems like our instructors lectures follow the book almost exactly and I'm sure most SON's are the same as there is basic info that they all are teaching. For me one of the best ways to be successful is to do LOTS of nclex style questions. Even if you get them wrong reading the rationale will help solidify things for you!

    I hope this helps you!


    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...31789739&itm=6


    I see DAYTONITE posted the same thing ;o)
    Last edit by JoniL&DRN on May 1, '07

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