Expecting Trouble: Early Warnings and Rapid Responses in Maternal Medical Care

Author: Plante, Lauren A. (Drexel University College of Me


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  • ISBN: 9781498747684
  • Author: Plante, Lauren A. (Drexel University College of Me
  • Publ Date: 2018-01-01
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  • Pages: 176
  • Imprint: CRC PRESS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 567336

Table of Contents :

Introduction. Rapid response teams. Maternal early warning systems in Obstetrics. Shock. Severe hypertension. Arrhythmia. Chest pain. Hypoxemia. Dyspnea. Oliguria. Seizures. Acute mental status change. Fever. Obstetric hemorrhage I: A trimester-based approach to antepartum hemorrhage. Obstetric haemorrhage II: Postpartum hemorrhage. Acute abdomen. Trauma. Maternal resuscitation. Perimortem Cesarean delivery.


This practical resource has easily accessed emergency management plans to deal with critical conditions in obstetric care, in which maternal health or life is threatened. Decision algorithms and summary boxes are featured throughout for ease of reading.

Author Biography:

Lauren A. Plante, MD, MPH, is a professor of both obstetrics & gynecology and anesthesiology, and a subspecialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. She is additionally credentialed in critical care medicine and has published on the intersection of maternal-fetal medicine and critical care.


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