Telephone Triage for the Obstetric Patient: A Nursing Guide

Telephone Triage for the Obstetric Patient: A Nursing Guide

by Deborah E. Swenson RN, C, ARNP


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TELEPHONE TRIAGE FOR THE OBSTETRIC PATIENT provides consistent guidelines for assessing obstetric concerns and providing fast, accurate answers to Frequently Asked Questions. A consistent format lists possible causes, symptoms, evaluation, and management tips for common conditions. The book assumes no prior medical training, so even office staff with limited obstetric knowledge can use this manual to competently assess concerns. Outstanding features include a Symptoms and Evaluate section to provide a ready list of questions specifically for users with limited obstetric backgrounds; a laboratory review section featuring easy-to-use references for common laboratory tests; and a consistent format that puts the cause, symptoms, evaluation, and management guidelines for every condition at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721692241
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 05/16/2001
Edition description: SPIRAL
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.47(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Abdominal Pain · Asthma · Backache · Bleeding: First Trimester · Bleeding: Second and Third Trimesters · Carpal Tunnel Syndrome · Constipation · Contractions, palpation of Cystitis/Pyelonephritis · Dental Care · Diabetes, gestational · Diabetes · Diarrhea · Ectopic Pregnancy Evaluation · Exercise · Fetal Activity Evaluation · Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) · Headaches · Heartburn · Hemorrhoids · Hyperemesis · Infections · Bacterial Vaginosis (BV); Candidiasis, yeast; Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Group B Streptococcus; Hepatitis B (HBV); Hepatitis C (HCV); Influenza, viral; Lice (Pediculosis pubis); Measles (Rubeola); Mumps; Parvovirus (B19); Rubella (German measles); Scabies; Toxoplasmosis; Varicella Zoster (chickenpox) · Labor Evaluation · Nausea and Vomiting · Postpartum · Bleeding; Breast Engorgement with Breastfeeding; Contraception; Depression; Endometritis; Episiotomy Pain; Mastitis; Wound Infections · Pregnancy Confirmation · Pregnancy Hypertension Disorders · Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH) · Preterm Labor Evaluation · Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM) · Rashes · Round Ligament Pain · Sexually Transmitted Diseases · Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT); Gonorrhea (GC); Hepatitis B (HBV); Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV); Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); Syphilis; Trichomoniasis · Telephone Triage Encounter Form · Trauma, abdominal · Upper Respiratory Infections · Varicosities · Venous Thromboembolism (DVT) · LABORATORY SECTION · Anemia in Pregnancy · Bacterial Culture of Urine · Bishop's Score · Blood Type, Rh, and Antibodies · Complete Blood Count (CBC) · Differences among Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E · Fetal Biophysical Profile (BPP) · Genital Tract Infections · Hepatitis B · Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) · HIV Antibody Testing · Liver Function during Pregnancy · Maternal Serum Alpha Fetoprotein (MSAFP) · Organisms Commonly Present in Female Urethra and Vagina · Organisms Commonly Present in Urine · Pap Smear Classifications · Pregnancy Testing · Prenatal Serology · Renal Function · Rh Factor and Rh0(D) Immune Globulin (Human) · Development of Erythroblastosis Fetalis · Screening for Gestational Diabetes · Thyroid Function in Pregnancy · Urinalysis Workup · References · Index2001. 165 pp., illustrated

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