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The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions: Pregnancy and Childbirth / Edition 2

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions: Pregnancy and Childbirth / Edition 2

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The Midwives’ Guide to Key Medical Conditions is designed to help practitioners manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to another member of the healthcare team. The volume is ideal for all midwives, whether qualified or in training.

• Written by well-known authorities in the field to ensure that the information is perfectly tailored to the midwifery student
• Accessible writing style and clear artwork program helps make learning easy
• Recaps on the underlying anatomy and physiology for the relevant body system
• Explains the normal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy
• Summarises the relative risk of the specific disorder in the context of overall maternal mortality
• Explains the pathophysiology of a given condition, with emphasis on its impact on pregnancy
• Explores the relevant management the neonate and the likely impact of the medical disorder on future pregnancies
• Places particular emphasis on the management of critical illness and medical emergencies

• Risk management and the use of pathways of care
• Management of obesity
• Sepsis and infectious diseases
• Additional pre-existing chronic disorders

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780702055706
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The midwife's role

2. Hypertensive disorders

3. Cardiac disorders

4. Thromboembolic disorders

5. Haematological disorders

6. Respiratory problems

7. Renal disorders

8. Epilepsy and other neurological conditions

9. Disorders of the endocrine system

10. Eating disorders

11. Disorders of the gastrointestinal system

12. Sepsis and infections in pregnancy and childbirth

13. Other medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth

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