Concise practical guidance to managing an Obstetric High Dependency unit
The team and clinical environment is the starting point for the Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care. The book discusses the structure and requirements of a unit, both clinically and in terms of equipment, protocols and management aims. The main sections cover the investigation, diagnosis and management of clinical disease resulting from pregnancy and incidental to it.
Table of Contents
List of Boxes.
Chapter 1: Morbidity and Mortality in the Parturient.
Chapter 2: The Maternity High Dependency Unit.
Chapter 3: Emergency Care.
3.1 Emergency Management of the Obstetric Patient – General Principles.
3.2 Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation.
Chapter 4: Clinical Problems.
4.2 The Collapsed Patient.
4.4 The Breathless Patient.
4.5 The Wheezy Mother.
4.6 Low Oxygen Saturation and Oxygen Therapy.
4.7 Understanding Arterial Blood Gases.
4.8 The Abnormal Chest X-Ray.
4.9 Chest Pain.
4.10 Abnormal Heart Rate, Rhythm or ECG Findings.
4.11 High Blood Pressure.
4.12 Low Blood Pressure.
4.13 Bleeding and Transfusion.
4.14 Rashes and Itching.
4.15 Temperature and Infection.
4.16 Abdominal Pain and Jaundice.
4.17 Management of pain on the maternity HDU.
4.18 Immobility and Thromboembolic Disease.
4.19 Abnormal Urine Output and Renal Function.
4.20 Fluid Therapy.
4.21 Abnormal Blood Results.
4.23 Local Anaesthetic Toxicity.
David Vaughan, MBBS FRCA, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
Neville Robinson, MB Ch B FRCA Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
Nuala Lucas, MBBS FRCA Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, MD, PhD, DCH, FRCS,FRCOG, FAMS, St. George's Hospital, London, UK