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Critical care in childbearing for midwives

Critical care in childbearing for midwives

Billington, Mary and Stevenson, Mandy (2007) Critical care in childbearing for midwives. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-1-4051-1638-1

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Abstract

Many women who have higher–risk pregnancies, complications or medical conditions require specialist obstetric or multidisciplinary care. Increasingly women, whose condition deteriorates and becomes critical during childbirth, are being cared for by midwives in obstetric high dependency units within the labour ward, rather than being cared for by nurses in ITU.
Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives explores all aspects of management, support and care of childbearing women who become critically ill due to pre–existing conditions or who develop critical illness as a result of complications of childbearing. It examines predisposing factors which result in the need for critical care, addresses specialist monitoring technology and skills, and explores autonomous practice and team approaches to providing care for critically ill women in childbearing.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Mary Billington and Mandy Stevenson are joint editors. They are also joint authors of the introduction; chapter 6: Hypertensive disorders and the critically ill woman; chapter 11: Anaesthesia and resuscitation of the critically ill woman. Mary Billington and Tina Heptinstall (Greenwich) are joint authors of chapter 4: Mental disorders and the critically ill woman. Mandy Stevenson and Nick Rowe are joint authors of chapter 10: Specialist monitoring technology and skills for the critically ill woman. Additional contributions from three other Greenwich authors. Priscilla Dike - chapter 5: Haematological disorders and the critically ill woman; Terry Ferns - chapter 8: Shock and the critically ill woman; chapter 13: Transfer and admission to the intensive treatment unit of the critically ill woman; Patricia Jackson - chapter 12: Pain management and the critically ill woman.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pregnancy complications, midwives, critical care medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Family Care & Mental Health Department
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2530

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