Maternal Child Heath Who is learning this semester?

  1. We are beginning this next week over the next semester and looks daunting- lots of reading!!

    It looks like we read the entire book in 8 weeks along with other stuff- Ughh! Over 1800 pages!

    Who else is studying this now and anyone know of good resources?

    This is the book we are using:
    Maternal Child Nursing Care, 3rd Edition
    Authors: Donna L. Wong, Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, & David Wilson
    ISBN: 0323028659
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  3. by   Daytonite
    i've listed the links i have for obstetrics. also check the "health assessment resources, techniques, and forms" thread on the nursing student assistance forum ( for links to ob assessment tools that vickyrn has posted. - list of links of lectures, forms and tutorials on a variety of ob subjects from new york medical college. you will find a link to a slide show of presentation on normal and abnormal labor. some very nice photos and drawings to illustrate points to go with the lecture material on this site. 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. and - good pictures of cervical effacements and dilatation during labor - the main page. links are arranged around the globe - listing of emedicines topics on obstetrics and gynecology - interpretation of the electronic fetal heart rate during labor - 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,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. - 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).
  4. by   marilynmom
    We use Wongs as well. We do the 8 week blocks as well for OB and then the next 8 weeks is peds. I'm also taking Pharm and Med/surg 2.
  5. by   yadis572002
    On tuesday will be my first day of class and that is the book we will use. I already have had to read 7 chapters...yes, It's going to be crazy hard semester. A friend of mine who already took that course told me that the following books really help:
    Maternal-Newborn Nursing. Reviews and rationales. By Mary Ann Hogan
    Straight A's in Maternal- Neonatal Nursing . Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
    Good luck to all of us starting a new semester!!!
  6. by   U12beme
    Hey... Im doing OB now.. And OMG... it would be so much easier... If my flipping teachers were on the same page... AHH... But anyways... You have any links for the Genetics of OB...
  7. by   BoonersmomRN
    I start next week. The book we use is Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care 6th ed by Ladewig/London/Davidson

    At our school OB is known as the "easiest" of the classes. We only have 6 clinicals as opposed to 12 and the 6 clinicals are done and over with the first 3 weeks.
  8. by   PennyNickelDime_RN
    I will be starting Maternal Child Health along with Nursing Care of Infants and Children on Tuesday. We are using Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children by Hockenberry/Wilson and Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing by Murray and McKinney.

    In addition to those two classes I also have Med/Surg II. Tons of reading this semester along with two clinicals.
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    :spin: Me, too, and we're using Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care 6th ed by Ladewig/London/Davidson also. Unbelievable amount of reading using this book, our Potter/Perry, and our Med/Surg books!! Ohmigosh!!
  10. by   kukukajoo
    Wong's resources online and the disk with the book suck. They also don't include a glossary in the book so I sit there with Mosby's dictionary in one hand!

    I do highly recommend the study guide you can get that goes with the book, I have done the exercises and now using it to study for our first test tomorrow.

    I am having a hard time remembering the prenatal stages and what is formed when but hopefully enough will stick so I get an A.

    Our instructor told us we can remember a couple things like this:

    Chadwicks = color (darkening)
    Goodells = gooey (softening)

    Anyone else got some good ways to remember things?

    Daytonite- once again you have gone above and beyond for us learners! Thank you for the links! If I come across any more in my travels I will post.

    Ohoh- here is one, if I can find it again- it's an anatomy site but had good graphics of the pelvic bones that I copied and pasted to Word and printed to practive labeling.
  11. by   kukukajoo
    Here is a link for info on genetics and all that stuff. Looks like some great articles and links on the page too.
  12. by   Beverage
    Our text is Maternal-Child Nursing 2nd Edition by, McKinney, James, Murray & Ashwill. We're 2 weeks into the course with 10 assigned chapt's and a test on all the material Tuesday.
    Last edit by Beverage on Jan 21, '07
  13. by   kukukajoo
    There definately seems to be much more reading this term than last term. But overall, I don't think the material is that hard and it isn't so all over the place like Fundamentals.

    Our instructor (Certified Nurse Midwife) shared with us that when she went to Nsg school she never learned this until she was in the Masters Program.

    A classmate, who I agree with, pointed out we had 16 hours of prenatal lecture but only 4 on Acid, base, fluid and electrolytes which we will use every single day! Go figure that one out!
  14. by   sacrdhazel
    hey count me in... I am totally off my rocker because I am now returning to nursing school after a 2 year sabbatical to have twin daughters.

    We are using Maternal-Child Nursing Care by London. 2000 pages long. They also cram Gerontology and the beginning of Psych in to this semester. Should be fun. lol I start tomorrow. Will report back when I get my 56 page syllabus.