Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring: Third Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Nov 8, 2006 - Medical - 544 pages
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"...has been one of the major resources in fetal monitoring since its inception....This book will help move us out of the 20th century and into the 21st."--Doody's Book Review Service

Designed for labor and delivery nurses, nurse midwives, nurses cross-training in L&D, and Ob/Gyn nurses and physicians, this workbook is a step-by-step guide to using the equipment and identifying FHR pattern components and the significance of those components. Everything you need to know to enable you to identify the common signs of fetal well-being and the indicators of fetal compromise are included in this guide.

Please see our separate entry for the third edition of the companion volume, Essentials of Fetal Monitoring, Third Edition.

To learn more about Dr. Murray's seminars and certification classes, as well as how to purchase copies of her Fetal Monitoring in Clinical Practice Multimedia Interactive CD-Rom package, please visit her website at


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Chapter 1 Fetal and Maternal Monitoring Equipment
Chapter 2 The Baseline Accelerations and Decelerations
Chapter 3 Intrinsic Factors that Affect the Fetal Heart Rate
Chapter 4 Extrinsic Factors that Affect Oxygen Delivery and the FHR
Chapter 5 AcidBase Balance
Chapter 6 Prediction and Prevention of Intrapartal Fetal Asphyxia
Chapter 7 Hemodynamic and Biochemical Fetal Monitoring
Chapter 8 Variations of the Fetal Heart Rate
Chapter 9 Antepartal Fetal Monitoring
Chapter 10 Biophysical Fetal Assessment

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About the author (2006)

Michelle L. Murray, PhD, RNC, is an international educator, author, and expert in obstetric nursing. Dr. Murray's company, Learning Resources International, Inc. produces clinical and educational products and seminars for labor and delivery nursing and midwives. Since 1986, more than 50,000 obstetric care providers, including nurses, physicians, and midwives, have participated in Dr. Murray's classes and seminars. Her work has been published in journals such as "Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care; The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing" (MCN); the "Journal of Perinatololgy; the Journal of Nursing Care Quality"; and, the "Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)." Dr. Murray was also a contributor to the AWHONN publication "Nursing Management of the Second Stage of Labor". Her best-selling books include "Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring" (3rd ed.) and "Essentials of Fetal Monitoring" (3ed ed.).

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