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Manual of High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery

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!

Paperback, 736 Pages

Published: May 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07253-3


  • Unit I: Physiologic Considerations, Assessments, and Integrative Therapies

    1. Physiologic and Nutritional Adaptations to Pregnancy

    2. General Nursing Assessment of the High Risk Expectant Family

    3. Assessment of Fetal Well-Being

    4. Perinatal Screening, Diagnoses, and Fetal Therapies

    5. Integrative Therapies in Pregnancy and Childbirth

    Unit II: Psychologic Implications of a High Risk Pregnancy

    6. Psychologic Adaptations

    7. Perinatal Death and Bereavement Care

    Unit III: Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Considerations in Perinatal Nursing

    8. Ethical Decision Making

    9. Legal Issues and Risk Management

    Unit IV: Health Disorders Complicating Pregnancy

    10. Diabetes

    11. Cardiac Disease

    12. Renal Disease

    13. Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

    14. Venous Thromboembolic Disease

    15. Pulmonary Disease and Respiratory Distress

    Unit V: Complications in Pregnancy

    16. Spontaneous Abortion

    17. Ectopic Pregnancy

    18. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

    19. Lacental Abnormalities

    20. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    21. Hemolytic Incompatibility

    22. Hypertensive Disorders

    23. Preterm Labor and Multiple Gestation

    24. Premature Rupture of Membranes

    25. Trauma

    Unit VI: Teratogens and Social Issues Complicating Pregnancy

    26. Sexually and Nonsexually Transmitted Genitourinary Infections

    27. Substance Abuse

    Unit VII: Alterations in the Mechanism of Labor

    28. Labor Stimulation

    29. Dysfunctional Labor

    30. Prolonged Pregnancy


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