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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
Table of Contents
A Brief History of Fetal Monitoring
Physiologic Basis for Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Methods and Instrumentation
Uterine Activity Evaluation and Management
Pattern Recognition and Interpretation
Intrapartum Management of the Fetal Heart Rate Tracing
Influence of Gestational Age on Fetal Heart Rate
Fetal Assessment in Non-Obstetric Settings
Antepartum Fetal Assessment
Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Documentation
Obstetric Models and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring in Europe NEW!
Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation NEW!
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