Risk Management Techniques in Perinatal and Neonatal Practice / Edition 1

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This unique text focuses on an aspect of medical and nursing practice which has become a major area of importance in the medico-legal arena. The editors have made a special effort to aid both the medical and le gal sectors in understanding the important issues involved in medical negligence cases. This book will help remedy this situation by examini ng the "red flags" in several high risk situations to enable the devel opment of a prospective approach to risk management. The contributors are internationally recognized experts from the field of obstetrics, n eonatology, nursing and hospital administration, as well as the legal profession. The editors believe that this book will serve to bring abo ut changes in the behavior of health care professionals which will ult imately improve the quality of care that they give to their patients. This text should be on the bookshelf of any individual involved in the medical care of the pregnant woman and her newborn.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879936402
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/15/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 724
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Table of Contents





1. Professionalism and the Avoidance of Malpractice (Richard L. Schreiner).


2. Genetics and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Mark I. Evans, Roderick F. Hume and Mark P. Johnson).

3. Multiple Pregnancy Losses (James H. Harger).

4. Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy (Philip E. Young).

5. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy (Baha M. Sibai).

6. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Robert P. Lorenz).

7. Preterm Labor: Diagnosis and Treatment (Michael Katz and Pamela J. Gill).

8. Antepartum Fetal Assessment (Carl V. Smith).

9. Postdates Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management (Angela C. Ranzini and Robert Knuppel).

10. Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection (Mitchell P. Dombrowski and Michael F. McNamara).


11. Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Role of Physician (Barry S. Schifrin).

12. Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Role of the Nurse (Michael L. Murray).

13. Abruptio Placentae (Kenneth R. Niswander).

14. Nursing Identification of Abruptio Placentae (Catherine E. Cochell and Charles W. Fisher).

15. Oxytocin and Litigation in Obstetrics (George H. Nolan and Leila R. Hajjar).

16. Operative Vaginal Delivery (Philip C. Dennen).

17. Episiotomy: Repair, Complications, and Follow-Up (Ronald T. Burkman).

18. Shoulder Dystocia (Robert B. Hilty).


19. The Use of the Placenta in the Understanding of Perinatal Injury (Kurt Benirschke).

20. Umbilical Cord Blood Gas Analysis in the Assessment of Intrapartum Fetal and Neonatal Status (Stanley M. Berry).

21. The Perinatal Autopsy and Risk Management: The Value of a "Standardized" Approach (Trevor Macpherson).


22. Neonatal Resuscitation (Steven M. Donn).

23. Neonatal Infection: A Medico-Legal Perspective (Roger G. Faix).

24. Neonatal Hypoglycemia (Marvin Cornblath).

25. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy and Traumatic Intracranial Injuries (Michael V. Johnston and Steven M. Donn).

26. Periventricular Leukomalacia (Steven M. Donn and Michael V. Johnston).

27. Neuroimaging in High-Risk Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine (James A. Brunberg).

28. The Postdates/Postmature Infant (Robert E. Schumacher).

29. Intravascular Catheters (Elizabeth L. Workman and Steven M. Donn).


30. Maternal Transport (Clark E. Nugent and Barbara A. Colwell).

31. Neonatal Transport (Molly R. Gates, Sandra Geller and Steven M. Donn).

32. Emergency Vehicles and Crews: Maintenance and Safety Issues (Peter L. Forster and Denise Landis).

33. The COBRA Regulations: Obstetrical Implications (Susan H. Zitterman).


34. Inappropriate Word Choice in the Labor and Delivery and Newborn Medical Record (Jeffrey H. Chilton and Thomas R. Shimmel).

35. Risk Management in Medical Consultation (John V. Hartline and C. Giles Smith).

36. Delivering Bad News (Virginia Delaney-Black).


37. Obstetrical Forms: Nursing Documentation (Charles W. Fisher, Michael P. Burke and Rosemary Cicala).

38. Prospective Risk Management (Margaret Copp Dawson and Rita W. Cikanek).


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