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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nancy E. Moss, PhD, RN, MSN (University of Cincinnati School of Nursing)
Description: This is the revised and updated edition of the 1996 third edition pocket guide in which the care of the fetal/maternal patient during the antepartum and intrapartum periods is presented. Included is the theory and application of concepts of antepartum and intrapartum fetal monitoring and assessment.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the most practical and portable up-to-date book on fetal monitoring and assessment. These are worthy objectives met by the author.
Audience: The book is written for professional nurses, nurse midwives, physicians, medical students, physician residents, technicians, and medical-legal and risk management professionals who have a theoretical background in obstetrics. This author is a well known and credible recognized authority in subject matter.
Features: The author presents, in a logical, progressive format, basic and advanced concepts and methods of fetal monitoring and assessment. Updated procedures and protocols, nationally accepted definitions, and the physiological as well as pathological process for fetal heart rate patterns are included. The references are current and pertinent. Important points and relevant information can be found in illustrations and varied tables, checklists, and bulleted information throughout the chapters.
Assessment: This is an updated and revised pocket guide of fetal monitoring and assessment for the fetal/maternal patient. Unique features ares numerous illustrations, examples, and current clinically relevant information to facilitate use by obstetrical caregivers and novice learners.