Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence
1 Jan 2010
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Errol R. Norwitz
The evidence relating to the advances in obstetric practice andresearch over the past several decades have resulted in significantimprovements in maternal and perinatal outcome. The obstetric careprovider has the responsibility to be aware of these improvementsand implement evidence-based practice when the situation requires.Clinical decisions should, as much as possible, be evidence based.This requires expertise in retrieving, interpreting, and applyingthe results of scientific studies and in communicating effectivelythe risks and benefits of different courses of action to patients.
The highly-regarded authors have used easy-to-follow managementalgorithms presented in a highly visual format to assist rapiddecision making; with sections covering: * Preventative Health * Maternal Disorders * Infectious Complications * Antenatal Complications * Intrapartum / Postpartum Complications
Featuring best obstetric management guidance, based on gradedpublished evidence and recommendations, this book will enablepracticing and trainee obstetrician-gynecologists and nursemidwives to ensure that the primary goals of the delivery of ahealthy mother and a healthy baby are met.