Obstetric Life Support Manual: Etiology, prevention, and treatment of maternal medical emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pregnant and postpartum patients 1st Edition
by Andrea Shields
This text is a comprehensive review in normal and abnormal pregnancy physiology, the most common etiologies of maternal medical emergencies, recognition of maternal deterioration and pending cardiopulmonary arrest, modifications to cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pregnant and postpartum patients, special procedures that can assist in diagnosing and treating maternal medical emergencies tailored to the setting (e.g., point-of-care ultrasound, resuscitative cesarean delivery, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation), treatment of trauma/stroke in pregnancy, and postpartum maternal medical emergencies. There are streamlined algorithms and cognitive aids designed to improve a team’s ability to successfully implement techniques unique to treating maternal medical emergencies and cardiac arrest.
*Offers a practical guide to treating complex and challenging maternal medical emergencies
*Equips the entire team responding to a maternal cardiac arrest with the current evidence-based approaches and techniques
*Presents a thorough review, detailed algorithms, and a consolidated discussion of the practical aspects of implementation