Maternity Nursing Flashcards

The Maternity Nursing Flashcards were designed to help both nurses and nursing students learn and retain information about maternal nursing from preconception to newborn/postpartum care. The flashcards are both a clear, complete study tool and a helpful reference for practicing RNs, PNs, and other medical professionals. These flashcards cover five sections including:

  • Preconception
  • Pregnancy
  • Labor & Delivery (L&D)
  • Newborn Assessment/Care
  • Postpartum Assessment/Care

What’s included?

  • One hundred thirty-four (134) durable 3” x 5” flashcards. Each section has a cover card, and an index is also provided.
  • A glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Six illustrations to help you visualize and understand key concepts.
  • Important terms or facts called out in bolded, red text.
  • Cool Chicken Helpful, silly hints highlighted with a Cool Chicken icon.
  • magnifying glass Key nursing considerations indicated with a magnifying glass.
  • References to our other flashcards (including Pharmacology), so you can quickly and easily look up associated information.

Preconception

  • Contraception (behavioral, barrier, hormonal methods)
  • Infertility

Pregnancy

  • Signs of pregnancy and physiological changes during pregnancy.
  • Prenatal care visits and labs/diagnostic testing during pregnancy
  • Maternal teaching, including: nutrition, warning signs, unpleasant side effects.
  • Fetal assessment methods, including: ultrasound, CVS, amniocentesis, non-stress test, biophysical profile, CST).
  • Pregnancy complications, including: miscarriage, molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, infections, hyperemesis, gestational diabetes, cervical insufficiency, placenta previa, abruptio placenta, gestational hypertension, amniotic fluid abnormalities.

Labor and Delivery (L&D)

  • Physiologic changes during pregnancy.
  • True vs. false labor.
  • Factors affecting labor.
  • Stages of labor.
  • Pain management during labor.
  • FHR monitoring, abnormal findings, interventions.
  • Labor induction and augmentation.
  • Labor and Delivery complications, including: premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, labor dystocia, prolapsed umbilical cord, cesarean section, uterine rupture, amniotic fluid embolism, precipitous labor.

Postpartum Assessment/Care

  • Fundal and lochia assessment.
  • Perineum care and breast care.
  • Postpartum immunizations.
  • Maternal role attainment, parental-infant bonding, sibling adaptation.
  • Cardiovascular changes after birth.
  • Postpartum complications, including: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, postpartum hemorrhage, endometritis, mastitis, mental health concerns

Newborn Assessment/Care

  • Apgar scoring and New Ballard Scale
  • Vital signs and thermoregulation
  • Measurements, physical assessment of newborn, newborn reflexes.
  • Heel stick, lab testing, medications administered after birth
  • Newborn complications, including: neonatal substance withdrawal, hypoglycemia, macrosomic infants, sepsis neonatorum, necrotizing enterocolitis, hyperbilirubinemia, preterm infants, postmature infants, meconium aspiration syndrome.
  • Discharge teaching, including: infant nutrition, breastfeeding, breastmilk storage, formula feeding, circumcision, bathing, cord care, crib and sleep safety, car seat safety.
For more detail, check out the searchable, interactive index of Maternity Topics.

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

  • NCLEX and comprehensive predictor exams (e.g. ATI, HESI)
  • Nursing class exams that cover maternity or maternal newborn nursing material

Who will level up their learning using these flashcards?

  • Nursing students
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Cool Chicken icon

The Legend of Cool Chicken

Have you heard the legend of Cool Chicken? It is our most memorable (and talked about) memory aide. As it turns out, nursing material is a lot more fun to learn when you make up silly stories to "explain" the concepts.

This wacky hint has its origin in our Pharmacology videos!

Colchicine is a medication used to treat an acute gout attack.

HINT: Colchicine kind of looks like 'cool chicken'.

Guy to his friend with a chicken: "Hey man, cool chicken. OUCH! Your chicken just pecked and cut my gouty toe!"

The Level Up RN community loved this hint, and it was the reason we started adding more hints to our flashcards.

The Cool Chicken highlights a silly memory device that makes it easier to learn the material you need to know!


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