Recommended OB/GYN/NEWBORN Nursing READING LIST! - page 6
Saw this on the NEONATAL/NICU Area and I believe it's a GREAT idea. WHO knows better the best reading materials, books, sites to use to enhance our knowledge of Inpatient OB/GYN nursing than ... Read More
Sep 27, '05I am a new RN and an old LPN for twenty years in the OB/Nsy department. What do I really need to learn as an RN.
Oct 3, '05I'm so excited, i have just found this new connection to nursing! i am an ol l&d nurse of 20 yrs, still learning as much as i can always!
my manager has just given me the task of redoing our for l&d, any resources?suggestions?for formats,etc.?
Oct 3, '05AWHONN is a great resource for perinatal nursing standards of practice. They even have a book entitled similiarly. Also, be aware of ACOG standards when writing new policies/.
As you know, also, there are some good Nursing Care Plan books out there specific to L/D nursing. You can also "borrow" policies/care plans from other hospitals in your area or from nurses you know nationwide......
I would start with AWHONN first, and go from there. Welcome to our forum and good luck to you.
Oct 3, '05I am thinking of making a switch to a mom/baby unit. It's been awhile, so what's is the main focus of a mom-baby unit. Teaching?.
Oct 3, '05Here is a book by an author I loved during nursing school:
hope this helps.
Oct 3, '05for AWHONN:
they have a listing of published books they offer, also you can search Barnes and Noble or Amazon under "AWHONN books" and find some as well!
Oct 3, '05Here are two books I have seen in the units I have worked:
(Awhonn's Single Room Maternity Care for the 21st Century: The Phillips and Fenwick Model)
(Awhonn's Competency Validation for Perinatal Care Providers )
Kathleen Rice Simpson (Editor), Patricia A. Creehan, Obstetric Association of Women's Health
Oct 3, '05and yet another:
(Maternal Nursing Care Plans )
Karla L. Luxner, Donna J. Phinney
I wish you the best; hope these point you in the direction you wish to go.
Oct 4, '05This is slightly off topic, but do you read all of these and keep a library of the best? Is having this library useful?
Oct 4, '05I have a library cause I love books. I do find it useful at times, as well. I tend to retain a lot of what I read, regarding OB/GYN nursing, cause I am so interested in it!
Oct 10, '05Hey all!!!! I am a newer nurse and I just accepted a position this am for a womens only doctors office. Can anyone recommend any good books since I will be exposed to everything from prenantal to menopause and everything else along the way. I saw a lot of books regarding babies and NICU stuff, but that isn't what I am looking for. Thanks for any suggestions!!
Dec 13, '05what if i have a c-section? (rodale, 2004) by rita rubin is written for lay readers, but it contains excellent information about why and how c-sections are done and advice about how to speed recovery from one. it's available through the international childbirth education association web site as well as amazon and bookstores.
Dec 13, '05This is not a list of books, but a very good suggestion I saw this week about getting information (such as suggested reading lists) from an expert. (Whoever that expert might be). It's from a weekly tip from www.garynorth.com
Jim Huffman, RN
If you could get personal advice from the #1 expert in
your field -- or any field that you are interested in
entering -- would you pay 74 cents?
Most people wouldn't.
One of the amazing facts of life is this: experts
rarely get asked questions. Warren Buffett does, but not
most other real experts.
In every field, there are experts who are ignored by
the public. They rarely receive a letter from a newcomer
who asks a few simple questions. Only their peers ask them
questions -- people who may be after incredibly valuable
insider secrets. They may clam up.
But some guy (you) who is just getting started poses
no threat to an expert. You would be amazed at how much
information an expert will share with newcomers.
Sit down and start looking for experts in your field.
You may already know who some of them are. You want the
top 0.8%: 20% of 20% of 20%. Trade journals will usually
provide articles on these experts. Make a list. Get their
Create a standard form letter that doesn't look like
one. It should introduce yourself as someone just getting
started. Ask for these bits of information:
The titles of two or three introductory books
The two best newsletters or websites to consult
The #1 principle of success he has learned
Tell him that this information is for your personal
use only -- not for public access.
Tell him he can just jot down the answers if his
secretary is busy. Make it easy for him to jot
Leave enough space in your letter for replies, in case
he scribbles his answers.
Include a stamped, self-addressed #10 envelope with
your letter. (37 cents)
Mail your letter. (37 cents)
Write to the top ten people. ($7.40) You will get eight
What would this information be worth to you? How much
time would it save you? It this worth more than $7.40?