Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring

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Learning Resources International, 1997 - Medical - 538 pages
This all new second edition of the best-selling "bible of fetal monitoring" answers all your questions. In this totally, revised edition, Dr. Murray discusses the controversies of electronic fetal monitoring & cerebral palsy, auscultation, standards of practice, maternal & fetal physiology, fetal acid-base balance, biochemical & biophysical fetal tests, intrauterine resuscitation, including oxygen use, fetal disrhythmias, antenatal testing & more! The book is an encyclopedia of fetal monitoring concepts with over 2,000 references, 174 fetal monitor tracings, 30 tables, 15 illustrations, & 10 photographs. The extensive equipment chapter was reviewed by 5 corporate sponsors. The documentation section has been expanded & includes an extensive discussion of computerized applications in obstetrics. All possible interventions for intrauterine resuscitation are explained, including amnioinfusion. Every possible fetal heart rate pattern, including twins & preterm patterns, fetal respiratory sinus arrhythmia, sinusoidal patterns & fetal seizures are presented. The appendix includes a glossary of terms, a list of high-risk factors, procedures related to use of a fetal monitor, & a survey of all the state boards of nursing regarding obstetric nursing practice. Twelve experts critiqued or contributed to this work. The book was reviewed by a nationally-acclaimed perinatologist prior to publication. No other fetal monitoring text can match it! Chapter 1: Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring: Purpose, Predictions & Practice Implications; Chapter 2: Regulations of the Fetal Heart Rate: Maternal & Fetal Physiology; Chapter 3: Fetal & Maternal Monitoring Equipment; Chapter 4: Fetal Acid-Base Balance; Chapter 5: The Baseline, Periodic, & Nonperiodic Changes; Chapter 6: Biochemical Fetal Monitoring: Tests & Interventions; Chapter 7: Variations of the Fetal Heart Rate (including disrhythmias); Chapter 8: Antenatal Tests; Chapter 9: Biophysical Tests; Appendix.

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Purpose Predictions and Practice Implications
Regulation of the Fetal Heart Rate
Fetal and Maternal Monitoring Equipment

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About the author (1997)

Michele Murray is a specialist in Christian origins and an assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada.

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