"...has been one of the major resources in fetal monitoring since its inception....This book will help move us out of the 20th century and into the 21st."--Doody's Book Review Service
Designed for labor and delivery nurses, nurse midwives, nurses cross-training in L&D, and Ob/Gyn nurses and physicians, this workbook is a step-by-step guide to using the equipment and identifying FHR pattern components and the significance of those components. Everything you need to know to enable you to identify the common signs of fetal well-being and the indicators of fetal compromise are included in this guide.
Please see our separate entry for the third edition of the companion volume, Essentials of Fetal Monitoring, Third Edition.
To learn more about Dr. Murray's seminars and certification classes, as well as how to purchase copies of her Fetal Monitoring in Clinical Practice Multimedia Interactive CD-Rom package, please visit her website at www.fetalmonitoring.com
This eagerly anticipated second edition of Murray's 1988 book has been worth the wait. The edition is twice the size of the first, with a wealth of new material. The first edition was known as ""the bible on fetal monitoring"" and this edition only enhances the author's reputation as a leading expert in the field. The purpose of this book is to provide in-depth information to professionals and students who deal with fetal monitoring. The book provides state-of-the-art information for nurses, nurse-midwives, physicians, medical students, residents, technicians, insurance company employees, paralegals, and lawyers -- anyone who is involved with fetal monitoring or interpretation of fetal monitoring. The author has established herself as a credible authority through extensive writing and lecturing for the past 13 years in the U.S. and internationally. This paperback book is well illustrated with black-and-white drawings and monitor tracings. Each chapter has an extensive reference list of up-to-date readings. Appendixes contain specific directions for procedures relative to maternal-fetal monitoring. Chapters include information on AIDS, acid-base balance, biochemical regulation of the fetal heart rate, archiving and retrieving fetal heart rate strips, computer applications in obstetrics, fetal pulse oximetry, and antepartum fetal monitoring. Although the table of contents clearly explains contents of the appendixes, chapters are given only a cursory listing that does not begin to highlight the vast array of information they contain. A must-buy book, this second edition is a state-of-the-art text valuable to all professionals involved with maternal-fetal monitoring.