Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach / Edition 6

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Overview

Instantly access the latest information on evaluating fetal status in a practical, portable format perfect for use in the clinical environment! Using an evidence-based approach, Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring and Assessment provides detailed guidance on standardized interpretation and management, incorporating patient safety concepts throughout. As the first multidisciplinary text on fetal monitoring, this resource is geared towards the busy clinician.

• Portable and practical information for evaluating intrapartum and antepartum fetal status
• Single source of information for care designed specifically for use in the clinical environment
• Consistent, two-color outline format includes the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for each situation or condition

• Detailed review of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) standardized terminology
• A new approach to fetal assessment based on the oxygen pathway and fetal response to hypoxemia
• Current information on excessive uterine activity and fetal acidemia, with suggestions for oxytocin management
• Standardized interpretation and management of fetal heart rate response using an evidence-based algorithm
• Patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustration
• Practical information on documentation in electronic fetal monitoring, including legal issues
• Information on neonatal encephalopathy and intrapartum events
• Deposition excerpts from actual malpractice cases related to EFM
• Adjunct fetal assessment using analysis of the fetal ST segment

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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: 9780323056700
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Series: Nursing Pocket Guides
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 4.44 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.45 (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. Physiological Basis for Monitoring

3. Instrumentation for Fetal Heart Rate and Uterine Activity Monitoring

4. Evaluation of Uterine Activity

5. Pattern Recognition and Interpretation

6. Management of the Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracing

7. Influence of Gestational Age on Fetal Heart Rate

8. Fetal Assessment in Non-Obstetrical Settings

9. Antepartum Fetal Assessment

10. Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Documentation

Appendix A: Amnioinfusion

Appendix B: Selected Pattern Interpretation of 1cm/min Paper Speed

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