Compendium for the Antenatal Care of High-Risk Pregnancies

Paperback | August 30, 2015

byHarini Narayan

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High-risk pregnancies are increasing and form a significant proportion of the pregnant patient population. Compendium for the Antenatal Care of High-Risk Pregnancies takes a unique approach to over 140 conditions, combining 'Fact Files', 'Care Pathways', and 'Information for Patients' in onevolume. The book is designed to provide a practical and accessible individualised framework of information for doctors in busy clinical environments, and to integrate the specialist care offered to women with high-risk pregnancies.For each condition, the book covers vital points on risk reduction, clinical governance, discussion with patients, and required documentation. This is important in a litigious environment with high patient expectations, and demonstrates how clinical governance and risk management are interwoven indaily clinical practice.The model care pathways are designed as clear, practical templates, ensuring the best care for the patient, while ensuring that visits, staff time, and resources are not wasted. The information for patients section is a valuable resource for busy staff, especially as it is increasingly importantthat patients are informed participants in their care.Following current RCOG and NICE guidance, the book is heavily referenced and evidence-based, resulting in a reliable resource for obstetricians of all grades. Due to its integrated approach, the book is beneficial to midwives, and any specialists from other disciplines involved in the care ofpatients with high-risk pregnancies.

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High-risk pregnancies are increasing and form a significant proportion of the pregnant patient population. Compendium for the Antenatal Care of High-Risk Pregnancies takes a unique approach to over 140 conditions, combining 'Fact Files', 'Care Pathways', and 'Information for Patients' in onevolume. The book is designed to provide a pra...

Dr. Harini Narayan has worked in the NHS for more than three decades, 21 years of which have been as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Lead Obstetrician. As Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in the University Hospitals of Leicester (1994-97),she also headed an EC funded multi-centric research in fetal neurology. She...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.22 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199673640

ISBN - 13:9780199673643

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Table of Contents

1. Maternal Haematological and Vascular Conditions2. Maternal Infections3. Maternal Respiratory Conditions4. Maternal Cardiac Disease5. Maternal Hypertension in Pregnancy6. Maternal Renal Disease7. Maternal Adrenal Disease8. Maternal Hepato-biliary Conditions9. Maternal Endocrine Disorders10. Maternal Neurological Conditions11. Maternal Uterine, Cervical and Vulvo-vaginal Conditions12. Maternal Dermatological Conditions13. Maternal Auto-Immune Disorders14. Maternal Connective Tissue Disorders15. Maternal Bowel Disease16. Maternal Musculo-ligamental Conditions17. Maternal Skeletal Disorders18. Maternal Obesity19. Maternal Malignancy20. Pregnancy in the Mother Post-organ Transplant21. Maternal Enzymatic Abnormalities22. Previous Pregnancy Problems23. Fertility Related Issues24. Other Maternal Conditions25. Multiple Pregnancies26. Fetal Growth Issues27. Fetal Abnormalities28. Other Fetal conditions29. Placental ConditionsAppendix: Information for Patients