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Risk Management Techniques in Perinatal and Neonatal Practice

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ISBN13: 9780879936402
ISBN: 0879936401
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Futura Publishing Inc
Format: Hardback
Price: £161.00

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The medical liability crisis continues to grow at an alarming rate and has particularly impacted perinatal and neonatal practice. This book focuses on issues which have a high vulnerability to claims of medical negligence. Its objective is the recognition of high-risk situations and the appropriate means to diagnose, treat, and document the response to such situations. Emphasis on record keeping, communication, and anticipatory behaviour is stressed. Chapters are accompanied by commentaries aimed at presenting alternative strategies. Authors have been chosen for their expertise in the subject and their abilities to communicate their points of view. This unique text focuses on an aspect of medical and nursing practice which has become a major area of importance in the medico-legal arena. The editors have made a special effort to aid both the medical and legal sectors in understanding the important issues involved in medical negligence cases. This book will help remedy this situation by examining the ""red flags"" in several high risk situations to enable the development of a prospective approach to risk management.;The contributors are internationally recognised experts from the field of obstetrics, neonatology, nursing and hospital administration, as well as the legal profession. The editors believe that this book will serve to bring about changes in the behaviour of health care professionals which will ultimately improve the quality of care that they give to their patients. This text should be on the bookshelf of any individual involved in the medical care of the pregnant woman and her newborn.

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Section I: Introduction 1. Professionalism and the Avoidance of MalpracticeR.L. Schreiner Section II: Prenatal Obstetrical Issues 2. Genetics and Prenatal Diagnostic TechniquesM.E. Evans, R.F. Hume, M.P. Jones 3. Multiple Pregnancy LossesJ.H. Harger 4. Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic PregnancyP.E. Young 5. Hypertensive Disorders in PregnancyB.M. Sibai 6. Gestational Diabetes MellitusR.P. Lorenz 7. Preterm Labor: Diagnosis and TreatmentM. Katz, P.J. Gill 8. Antepartum Fetal AssessmentC.V. Smith 9. Postdates Pregnancy: Diagnosis and ManagementA.C. Ranzini, R. Knuppel 10. Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal InfectionM. P. Dombrowski, M.F. McNamara Section III: Intrapartum Obstetrical Issues 11. Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Role of PhysicianB.S. Schifrin 12. Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Role of the NurseM.L. Murray 13. Abruptio PlacentaeK.R. Niswander 14. Nursing Identification of Abruptio PlacentaeC.E. Cochell, C.W. Fisher 15. Oxytocin and Litigation in ObstetricsG.H. Nolan, L.R. Hajjar 16. Operative Vaginal DeliveryP.C. Dennen 17. Episiotomy: Repair, Complications, and Follow-UpR.T. Burkman 18. Shoulder DystociaR.B. Hilty Section IV: Pathologic and Laboratory Evaluation 19. The Use of the Placenta in the Understanding of Perinatal InjuryK. Benirschke 20. Umbilical Cord Blood Gas Analysis in the Assessment of Intrapartum Fetal and Neonatal StatusS.M. Berry 21. The Perinatal Autopsy and Risk Management: The Value of a ""Standardized"" ApproachT. Macpherson Section V: Neonatal Issues 22. Neonatal ResuscitationS.M. Donn 23. Neonatal Infection: A Medico-Legal PerspectiveR.G. Faix 24. Neonatal HypoglycemiaM. Cornblath 25. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy and Traumatic Intracranial InjuriesM.V. Johnston, S.M. Donn 26. Periventricular LeukomalaciaS.M. Donn, M.V. Johnston 27. Neuroimaging in High-Risk Perinatal and Neonatal MedicineJ.A. Brunberg 28. The Postdates/Postmature InfantR.E. Schumacher 29. Intravascular CathetersE.L. Workman, S.M. Donn Section VI: Maternal and Neonatal Transport 30. Maternal TransportC.E. Nugent, B.A. Colwell 31. Neonatal TransportM.R. Gates, S. Geller, S.M. Donn 32. Emergency Vehicles and Crews: Maintenance and Safety IssuesP.L. Forster, D. Landis 33. The COBRA Regulations: Obstetrical ImplicationsS.H. Zitterman Section VII: Communication 34. Inappropriate Word Choice in the Labor and Delivery and Newborn Medical RecordJ.H. Chilton, T.R. Shimmel 35. Risk Management in Medical ConsultationJ.V. Hartline, C.G. Smith 36. Delivering Bad NewsV. Delaney-Black Section VIII: Documentation and Risk Management 37. Obstetrical Forms: Nursing Documentation;C.W. Fisher, M.P. Burke, R. Cicala 38. Prospective Risk ManagementM.C. Dawson, R.W. Cikanek