Utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process, the student is expected to:
Physiologic Effects of the Birth Process
1. Analyze the maternal responses to labor including:
2. Analyze the fetal response to labor
3. Analyze the affect the powers / uterine contractions, has on the process
of labor including:
4. Analyze the affect the passageway, or birth canal, has on the process of
5. Analyze the affect the passenger, the fetus, has on labor in relation to:
6. Analyze the affect the psyche has on the process of labor.
7. Analyze ways the psychological response of the mother to labor can
affect the normal labor process including:
8. Analyze the theories as to the cause of onset of labor.
9. Analyze the premonitory signs and symptoms of labor including:
10. Compare the signs and symptoms of true labor with false labor.
11. Analyze the mechanisms (cardinal movements) of labor as fetus is moved
through the pelvis.
12. Differentiate the stages and phases of labor and the characteristics of each.
Nursing Care during Labor and Delivery:
13. Analyze the guidelines for when to go to the hospital.
14. Analyze the responsibilities of the nursing during admission to labor including:
15. Analyze the responsibilities of the nurse in assessing fetal well-being.
16. Analyze measures in providing comfort for the laboring woman and related
17. Analyze the nursing care for the third stage of labor and the signs and
symptoms of placental separation.
Pain Management in Labor
18. Analyze the adverse effects of pain on the woman and fetus.
19. Analyze the sources of pain in labor and delivery including:
20. Analyze factors that affect the mother’s response to pain.
21. Analyze non-pharmacological methods of pain relief.
22. Compare the various breathing techniques for each phase and stage
23. Analyze common analgesics used in labor and delivery including
advantages and disadvantages and nursing care.
24. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of
anesthesia used during labor and delivery.