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Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices 6th Edition

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    This new edition continues to use the 2008 National Institute of Child Health and Development definitions for terms to describe fetal heart characteristics and rate and uterine activity findings. It contains the core principles of the AWHONN FHM Program and includes emphasis on a physiologic framework for decision making. an evidence-based approach to the care of laboring women and commitment to supporting the full range of FHR assessment technology including auscultation. Inclusive pronouns are used throughout the book: they, them, and theirs and gender-neutral terms: people, persons, individual(s), and parents; in addition to she, her, hers, and woman, women, and mother.

    Topics include:
    o Physiologic basis for fetal and uterine monitoring
    o Interpretation of fetal heart and uterine patterns
    o Physiologic interventions for fetal tracing characteristics and patterns including a discussion of oxygen as an intrauterine resuscitation intervention
    o Assessment of fetal oxygenation and acid-base status
    o Antenatal testing methods
    o Clinical communication and documentation

    Audience: Perinatal clinicians who use fetal heart monitoring techniques in antepartum and intrapartum practice, and course participates in the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Program. This book is an excellent resource for perinatal clinicians preparing for the NCC examination for EFM.