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Authored by a nurse-midwife, a perinatologist, and a nurse, Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 8th Edition is an evidence-based resource on fetal heart rate monitoring for all clinicians — whether you are a nurse, a physician or a midwife, a student or an instructor, this guide has information crucial to your practice.  Designed specifically for the clinical environment, it provides a single source for interpretation and management of electronic fetal monitoring – in labor and delivery, the intensive care unit, inpatient antepartum units, or the obstetric or midwifery office.

  • Pocket-sized, two-color design offers portability and easy access to information.
  • Descriptions of the relationship between fetal heart rate and fetal acidemia alert you to important considerations in the care of the laboring patient.
  • Patient safety and risk management strategies with case study illustrations and legal commentary include guidelines for providing safe and competent care.
  • Coverage of innovative practices supports a culture of patient safety and improved quality outcomes in high-reliability perinatal units addressing:
    • Use of a common language for fetal heart rate patterns with a common construct for interpretation
    • Emergency preparedness (multidisciplinary mock emergencies, simulations, debriefing after critical events, and exemplary practice)
    • Human factor issues (step-by-step process to improve communication, situational awareness, no-fault/just culture, teamwork, and collegiality)
  • Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation appendix provides an important reference tool for all clinicians.
  • Expert author team with international presence.
  • NEW! Two simple principles of interpretation that are evidence- and consensus-based.
  • NEW! Content on Category II tracing management prepares you to assist in delivery decisions.
  • NEW! Neonatal encephalopathy content keeps you in the know.
  • UPDATED! Revised chapters feature the most up-to-date information.

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