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

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


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323056700
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 06/18/2008
Series: Nursing Pocket Guides Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.44(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.45(d)

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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