15 terms

Chapter 1 The past, present and future

A physician specializing din the care of women during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period
The control that a person has over their healthcare and the healthcare of their family members is called
The physician who recommended instilling 2% silver nitrate into the eyes of newborns to prevent blindness caused by Gonorrhea
Karl Crede
The first physician who discovered a relationship between the incidence of puerperal fever and and student doctors who came from cadaver labs
Ignaz Semmelweis
The chemist who confirmed that puerperal fever was caused by a bacteria from improper handwashing
Louis Pasteur
The surgeon who introduced antiseptic surgery
Joseph Lister
The current amount of time alloted by insurance for a patient who has an uncomplicated vaginal birth
48 hours
A written instrument of communication among staff members that focuses on individualized patient care
Nursing care plan
A series of steps describing the systematic problem-solving approach to identify, prevent, or treat actual or potential health problems
Nursing process
The acronym used as the framework for the nursing process
Collaborative guidelines that define multidiscplinary care in terms of outcomes with a timeline
Clinical pathways
Purposeful, goal-directed thinking based on scientific evidence rather than assumption or memorization
Critical thinking
The report that identifies objectives designed to use the vast knowledge and techonology of health care that was developed in the twentieth century to improve the health and quality of life of Americans in the tewnty-first century
Healthy People 2020
Maximum amount of time that a patient who has an uncomplicated cesarean section birth may stay in the hospital by the standards of cost-containment
96 hours/4 days
A provider that is allowed to provide comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care as well as to attend uncomplicated births
Certified Nurse Midvies