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The only book of its kind, Manual of High Risk Pregnancy & Delivery provides a complete resource for care of this special patient and her complex needs. It helps you provide positive outcomes with coverage of today's newest technology, physiologic considerations, psychologic implications, health disorders, and other complications in pregnancy. Written by noted educator and practitioner Elizabeth Stepp Gilbert, RNC, MS, FNP-BC, CNS, this book also describes how to screen for risk factors, provide preventive management, and intervene appropriately when problems arise. It's a concise, hands-on reference for both inpatient and outpatient settings! A consistent format makes this book a practical, hands-on reference in the clinical setting, presenting problems with the following headings: incidence, etiology, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical management. Comprehensive coverage includes physiologic considerations, fetal assessment, perinatal screening, ethical and legal issues, health disorders during pregnancy, complications, and labor and delivery issues. Up-to-date content includes integrative therapy, domestic violence, multiple gestation, genetics, nutrition, culture, risk management, and all the latest screening tools. A section on ethical and legal considerations covers ethical decision making, legal issues, and risk management.Updated evidence-based content includes the latest AHWONN standards of practice. Patient safety and risk management strategies include updated approaches to improving outcomes, reducing complications, and increasing patient safety during high risk pregnancy and delivery. New Venous Thromboembolic Disease chapter provides current information on this increasingly common condition. Information on the latest assessment and monitoring devices keeps you current with today's technology. Standardized terminology and definitions from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) lead to accurate and precise communication.

Table of Contents

Physiologic Considerations, Assessments, and Integrative Therapies
Physiologic and Nutritional Adaptations to Pregnancyp. 1
General Nursing Assessment of the High Risk Expectant Familyp. 25
Assessment of Fetal Well-Beingp. 43
Perinatal Screening, Diagnoses, and Fetal Therapiesp. 88
Integrative Therapies in Pregnancy and Childbirthp. 107
Psychologic Implications of a High Risk Pregnancy
Psychologic Adaptationsp. 128
Perinatal Death and Bereavement Carep. 149
Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Considerations in Perinatal Nursing
Ethical Decision Makingp. 170
Legal Issues and Risk Managementp. 181
Health Disorders Complicating Pregnancy
Diabetesp. 200
Cardiac Diseasep. 243
Renal Diseasep. 258
Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseasesp. 271
Venous Thromboembolic Diseasep. 282
Pulmonary Disease and Respiratory Distressp. 289
Complications in Pregnancy
Spontaneous Abortionp. 311
Ectopic Pregnancyp. 331
Gestational Trophoblastic Diseasep. 351
Placental Abnormalitiesp. 364
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulationp. 395
Hemolytic Incompatibilityp. 402
Hypertensive Disordersp. 416
Preterm Labor and Multiple Gestationp. 460
Premature Rupture of Membranesp. 488
Traumap. 500
Teratogens and Social Issues Complicating Pregnancy
Sexually and Nonsexually Transmitted Genitourinary Infectionsp. 519
Substance Abusep. 558
Alterations in the Mechanism of Labor
Labor Stimulationp. 582
Dysfunctional Laborp. 610
Prolonged Pregnancyp. 660
Indexp. 671
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