Murray and Huelsmann present a clinically oriented, practical guidebook that will maximize maternal and fetal outcomes. The text features 12 sections covering important issues such as the labor curve and protraction disorders, rupture of the membranes, and uterine activity patterns. While similar to the author's Essentials of Fetal Monitoring, this book places significant emphasis on how to approach these labor and delivery issues with care and efficiency. It also features more references and convenient review questions at the end of each section. An excellent reference and resource on all labor and delivery issues, this book serves as an easy-to-read manual for RNs who practice in, or are new to, labor and delivery settings.