Going into Peds and OB

  1. I am starting my Peds and OB rotation in the fall, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice or maybe even references that I could use to get a jump on studying. The peds course at my school has a reputation for being pretty difficult, so I would like to be on top of things:spin:
    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out!
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  3. by   Sabira
    OB was extremely difficult at my school. If I knew what I know now, I would have bought the OB book and read the whole thing over the summer. We had to know that book inside and out in 5 weeks. Yes, you'll forgot a lot, but the big picture will be there to help you when school begins. Hope this helps.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX has excellent review sections on these two topics. Many students are now using this during their training as an excellent resource.
  5. by   iggyEDRN
    Thanks! I think I am going to grab an NCLEX review book at the very least. I am still waiting for the new OB books to come in. They just changed them for the summer term.
  6. by   PurpleFlower
    I would talk to someone that just passed the course and see if they have a reading list... the get ahead on your reading for that class! That will help you the most! This way you are reading what they have already put there for you to learn!
  7. by   Daytonite
    here are some really good ob links for you:


    http://www.childbirths.com/euniversity/mainpage.htm - main page of ob website for students. links are around the globe with the site logo, euniversity.

    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://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.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/t.../htm/index.htm - "vaginal birth" an interactive slide show. also includes a picture and short explanation about c-section.

    http://www.who.int/reproductive-heal..._c/normal2.gif and
    http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/wha/labor.gif - good pictures of cervical effacements and dilatation during labor

    pediatric links:

    http://home.coqui.net/titolugo/handbook.htm - online pediatric surgical handbook for resident doctors and medical students. links into common surgical problems in children with brief explanations of the treatment.

    http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/me...ook/index.html - the university of iowa children's hospital of iowa handbook of neonatology

    http://www.mchlibrary.info/aztopics.htm - maternal and child health library at georgetown university links to medical and health information by alphabetical listing