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Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices 4th Edition

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Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices 4th Edition
This edition includes revised electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) definitions and the revised classification of EFM patterns updated in 2008 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). An indispensable resource for every perinatal setting and perinatal nurse's library. Information is presented using a physiologic approach to fetal heart monitoring to assist nurses and other health care providers in developing a systematic and consistent approach to fetal heart monitoring.

Topics include:
  • Physiologic basis for fetal heart monitoring
  • Fetal assessment using auscultation and electronic monitoring technology
  • Interpretation of fetal heart rate patterns
  • Physiologic interventions for fetal heart rate patterns
  • Assessment of fetal oxygenation and acid-base status
  • Antenatal testing and monitoring issues
  • Documentation, communication, collaboration and risk management

This text invaluable as a stand-alone resource, also accompanies the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring courses and a CD-ROM of the book is included for quick referencing of the text.

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