Title Labor and Delivery Nursing, 2/e
Subtitle A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice
Author Michelle L. Murray, Gayle M. Huelsmann
ISBN 9780826184757
List price USD 95.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 356
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by .
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Review of the book:

Praise for the First Edition:

“Where was this book when I was a new nurse just learning the ropes of labor and delivery? This is a true gem of a book—a must for any new grad going into labor and delivery. I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor.”

-Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE, Former Director, The Family Birth Center, Culpeper Regional Hospital, Lignum, VA

“The best one-stop reference book for the experienced and novice Labor and Delivery RN....Finally an excellent Labor and Delivery book by RN’s -- for RN’s.”

-Garla DeWall, RNC, Presbyterian Hospital in the Family Birthing Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico


The clinically oriented guide to nursing care during childbirth is distinguished by its strong focus on evidence-based practice as well as its engaging style and user-friendly format. It reviews the nursing process from admission to delivery focusing on proper surveillance and care, comprehensive data acquisition, interpretation, and teamwork.

The second edition continues to help labor and delivery nurses make wise decisions in the delivery room, optimizing both maternal and fetal outcomes. It clearly explains the stages and phases of labor, delivery, and pain assessment and management—all supported by proven research. This text provides authoritative guidance on intervention options, creating patient-centered care plans, and improving communication with other members of the obstetrics team.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Proper analysis of the partograph to facilitate appropriate patient interventions
  • Updated information about clinical pelvimetry
  • New information on psyche, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural dimensions of care
  • Setting priorities in triage and care related to postpartum hemorrhage
  • Identification of “myths” related to childbirth
  • Individualized patient care related to fetal distress and nonreassuring fetal status
  • Oxytocin infusion and its relationship to permanent Erb’s palsy and autism
  • Updated information on technology, including connectivity between smart IV pumps and the EMR
  • How to distinguish functional from mechanical dystocia and intervene to enhance fetal and maternal safety

Key Features:

  • Applies to nursing care of childbearing clients world-wide
  • Focuses on evidence-based practices
  • Written in engaging, easy-to-understand style for new nurses, seasoned practitioners, and nurses seeking certification
  • Enhances effective decision-making to optimize patient care and outcomes
  • Replete with informative references, relevant graphics, and review questions
  • Incorporates research to clearly explain concepts and best practices
  • Provides orientation fundamentals, checklists, and log charts




Chapter 1. Advocacy, Communication, Chain of Command, and Evidence-Based Practice

Chapter 2. Assessment to Create an Individualized Plan of Care and Informed Consent

Chapter 3. Labor and Birth

Chapter 4. Pain, Pain Reduction, and Evidence-Based Practice

Chapter 5. Positions for Labor and Birth

Chapter 6. The Passageway, Passenger, Placenta, and the Umbilical Cord

Chapter 7. Passenger–Passageway Problems

Chapter 8. Presentation, Position, and Station

Chapter 9. Powers: Force and Physiology

Chapter 10. Psyche During Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum

Appendix A: Abbreviations

Appendix B: Abbreviations to Avoid in Documentation

Appendix C: Hospital Labor and Delivery Orientation Fundamentals

Appendix D: Orientation Checklist

Appendix E: Orientation Log Chart



Target Audience:

This book is useful for labor and delivery nurses (new nurses and seasoned practitioners).

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