'...an excellent tool to begin the process of understanding the basics as well as the more advanced aspects of fetal heart rate monitoring. Beginners will find this work extremely useful to master the endless patterns of fetal heart rate tracings. This book also deserves a special place on the front shelf of the seasoned practitioner as a useful reference text' - Kenneth J. Moise, Jr., M.D. Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Bayor College of Medicine, Houston Texas. 'In 1988 Michelle Murrary's text, ""Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring"", was published by the Nurses' Association of the America College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (NAACOG). NAACOGG is now known as the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). ""Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring"" has been referred to as ""The Bible"". It was updated in 1989, and has sold over 10,000 copies.' - Patricia Grant Higgins, PhD, RN Professor of Parent-Child Nursing, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, College of Nursing, Albuquerque, New Mexico, AWHONN District VIII, Research Chair. The third edition provides practitioners with the needed references and resources they need to provide quality care to women and their fetuses. It is a cutting edge resource for a practice-based discipline, with details and references that are specific and clear. In addition, the protocols and procedures found in the appendix are applicable to clinical practices that include fetal monitors.
Chapter 1 Fetal and Maternal Monitoring Equipment; Chapter 2 The Baseline, Accelerations, and Decelerations; Chapter 3 Regulation of the Fetal Heart Rate; Chapter 4 Extrinsic Factors that Affect Oxygen Delivery and FHR; Chapter 5 Acid-Base Balance; Chapter 6 Prediction and Prevention of Intrapartal Fetal Asphyxia.