Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring

A Multidisciplinary Approach


  • Lisa Miller, CNM, JD, President, Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services
  • David Miller, Associate Professor
  • Susan Tucker, MSN, RN, PHN, Nursing and Health Care Consultant, Quality Management and Perinatal Systems, Windsor, CA, USA

Evaluate intrapartum and antepartum fetal status with this portable, practical guide! Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring, 7th Edition provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach model that's ideal for use in the clinical environment. It offers a single definitive source on fetal heart rate monitoring, with the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for every tracing. Written by an expert team including nurse-midwife and attorney Lisa Miller, perinatologist David Miller, and RN Susan Martin Tucker, this reference may be used in any location where electronic monitoring is employed for fetal surveillance, such as the labor and delivery suite, the antepartum inpatient unit or ambulatory care setting, and emergency departments and intensive care units caring for pregnant women.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08352-2


 "Another great book by Mosby's. A must by for those wanting to get to grips with fetal monitoring.

This book gives a history of fetal monitoring and how it came into clinical practice. It even states how the use of fetal monitoring was adopted for low risk women and after several clinical trails, it was proven that continuos fetal monitoring was not associated with a decrease in low Apgar scores or perinatal mortality, but yet the use of continuos monitoring hasn't decreased.

The book is in depth, covering different equipment such as pinards and fetoscopes and their use. With examples of different traces to demonstrate different scenarios.

A really good pocket guide to fetal monitoring. It's small enough to take on placement so if you experience a 'dodgy' trace you can look it up while its still fresh on your mind. Also a must for qualified midwives."

Midwifery Online, June 2013

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Fetal Monitoring

2. Physiologic Basis for Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

3. Methods and Instrumentation

4. Uterine Activity Evaluation and Management

5. Pattern Recognition and Interpretation

6. Intrapartum Management of the Fetal Heart Rate Tracing

7. Influence of Gestational Age on Fetal Heart Rate

8. Fetal Assessment in Non-Obstetric Settings

9. Antepartum Fetal Assessment

10. Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Documentation

11. Obstetric Models and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring in Europe  NEW!

Appendix A: Amnioinfusion

Appendix B: Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation  NEW!