Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach / Edition 7

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Evaluate intrapartum and antepartum fetal status with this portable, practical guide! Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring, 7th Edition provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach model that's ideal for use in the clinical environment. It offers a single definitive source on fetal heart rate monitoring, with the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for every tracing. Written by an expert team including nurse-midwife and attorney Lisa Miller, perinatologist David Miller, and RN Susan Martin Tucker, this reference may be used in any location where electronic monitoring is employed for fetal surveillance, such as the labor and delivery suite, the antepartum inpatient unit or ambulatory care setting, and emergency departments and intensive care units caring for pregnant women.

Pocket-sized, colorful design offers portability and easy access to information.

Patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustrations and legal commentary include guidelines for providing safe and competent care.

Prioritization of fetal monitoring elements helps you make clinical decisions in areas such as fetal heart rate assessment, evaluation, interpretation, and action planning, all supported by evidence-based practice and literature.

Descriptions of the relationship between various fetal heart rate patterns and fetal acidemia alert you to important considerations in the care of specific conditions.

Coverage of innovative practices supports patient safety and improved quality outcomes in high-reliability perinatal units addressing:

• Use of a common language for fetal heart rate patterns with a common construct for interpretation
• Emergency preparedness (multidisciplinary mock emergencies, simulations, debriefing after critical events, and exemplary practice)
• Human factor issues (step-by-step process to improve communication, situational awareness, no-fault/just culture, teamwork, and collegiality)

Consensus guidelines from the 2008 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) workshop report show how to interpret and manage intrapartum FHR patternsprovide standardized terminology, updates on nomenclature for uterine activity and also include interpretive categories.
NEW content on fetal dysrhythmias outlines the incidence, identification, and management of this important condition.
NEW monitor strips throughout the book enhance usability.
NEW Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation appendix provides an important reference tool for all clinicians.
NEW Obstetric Models and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring in Europe chapter addresses global issues, including variations in terminology, practice, and interpretation.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Another great book by Mosby's. A must by for those wanting to get to grips with fetal monitoring.

This book gives a history of fetal monitoring and how it came into clinical practice. It even states how the use of fetal monitoring was adopted for low risk women and after several clinical trails, it was proven that continuos fetal monitoring was not associated with a decrease in low Apgar scores or perinatal mortality, but yet the use of continuos monitoring hasn't decreased.

The book is in depth, covering different equipment such as pinards and fetoscopes and their use. With examples of different traces to demonstrate different scenarios.

A really good pocket guide to fetal monitoring. It's small enough to take on placement so if you experience a 'dodgy' trace you can look it up while its still fresh on your mind. Also a must for qualified midwives."

Midwifery Online, June 2013

From The Critics
Reviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This is an in-depth but quick resource guide to fetal monitoring for physicians, staff nurses, nursing students and/or medical students providing care for obstetric patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a "practical, portable and evidence-based resource on fetal monitoring." This book is concise and succinct in its review of important information about fetal monitoring. Although there are many reference books or textbooks in this area, this is THE pocket guide to fetal monitoring.
Audience: This pocket guide is meant for physicians, staff nurses, nursing students, and/or medical students providing care for obstetrical patients on fetal monitoring. The authors include a nurse, a nurse attorney, and a physician working in the area of perinatal care.
Features: The book is divided into sections addressing the history of fetal monitoring, its physiologic basis, uterine activity, terminology, interpretation, and management based on the updated NICHD. Information is clearly reviewed and organized to easily locate information for the busy practitioner or the searching student. Tables, flowcharts, and fetal monitoring strips are pertinent and helpful in understanding the content. Use of bulleted lists for some information makes it easier to use for busy practitioners.
Assessment: This portable review of fetal monitoring is perfect for perinatal physicians, staff nurses, nursing and medical students. It is excellent as a quick resource guide in the clinical setting and as a basis for understanding fetal monitoring. Its multidisciplinary approach contributes to its use in the clinical arena.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323083522
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Series: Nursing Pocket Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 85,083
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nursing and Health Care Consultant, Quality Management and Perinatal Systems, Windsor, CA, USA

President, Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services

Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Medical Director, CHLA-USC Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

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Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Fetal Monitoring

2. Physiologic Basis for Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

3. Methods and Instrumentation

4. Uterine Activity Evaluation and Management

5. Pattern Recognition and Interpretation

6. Intrapartum Management of the Fetal Heart Rate Tracing

7. Influence of Gestational Age on Fetal Heart Rate

8. Fetal Assessment in Non-Obstetric Settings

9. Antepartum Fetal Assessment

10. Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Documentation

11. Obstetric Models and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring in Europe NEW!

Appendix A: Amnioinfusion

Appendix B: Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation NEW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    A very good resource to have.

    A very good resource to have.

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