Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols


400+ Pages
12 CE Credits

We could not keep the first edition on our shelves. As I look at the updates in this second edition, I know the same will happen. As with all of our HomeStudy Units, you earn CE credits as you read through this essential OB text. I would have one in every OB unit, and utilize our self-study to document competency to work in Triage!

With specific clinical protocols for more than 30 clinical situations, this fully updated second edition includes two completely new chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools, along with updated guidelines for hypertension, sepsis, and postpartum complications. Each protocol comprises presenting symptomatology, patient history and data collection, physical exam findings, laboratory and imaging studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management protocol/follow up. Plentiful figures and images, reference tables and standardized forms for reference and usage, algorithms, and clinical pathways illustrate chapter content. Esteemed contributors include midwives, nurse practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, and maternal fetal medicine faculty who evaluate nearly 30,000 OB visits per year.

New to the Second Edition:
New chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools
Key updates on ectopic pregnancy, nausea and hyperemesis in pregnancy, severe preeclampsia, sexually transmitted and other infections, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders in pregnancy
Expanded information on periviable obstetric management
Information on Zika and Ebola
Clinical callouts in each chapter highlighting key points
Enhanced narrative protocols

Key Features:
Provides interprofessional triage protocol guidance for ED and OB triage settings
Delivers protocols and guidelines for over 30 emergent care situations
Includes plentiful diagnostic and imaging guidelines with accompanying figures
Formatted consistently for quick access.

Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Donna LaFontaine, MD, FACOG