High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics

High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics
3rd Ed.
2019 © Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Suzanne McMurtry Baird DNP, RN; Nan H. Troiano RN, MSN; Patricia M. Witcher RN, MSN
ISBN-13: 978-1-4963-7998-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-9751-0849-6
Nursing, Critical Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology


Develop top-level guidelines for high-risk and critically ill pregnant women with AWHONN High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics, 4th Edition, an official publication of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

This comprehensive analysis of critical care obstetrics concepts offers a summary of research findings and top-notch clinical expertise. This is the expert guidance you need to navigate complex patient conditions and promote safe, effective perinatal care.

Grow your knowledge base with current clinical guidance on high-risk and critical care obstetrics:

  • • All content fully updated - new chapters on maternal morbidity and mortality, strategies to improve maternal outcomes, critical care development strategies, volume resuscitation, triage, morbidly adherent placenta, and more
  • • Most chapters are written by nurse and physician author teams demonstrating effective collaborative care
  • • Practical guidance on obstetric patient assessment and triage
  • • Proven care management insights on handling clinical conditions such as mechanical ventilation during pregnancy, anesthesia emergencies, pharmacologic treatments, hypertension in pregnancy, cardiac and pulmonary disorders in pregnancy, diabetic ketoacidosis and continuous insulin infusion management in pregnancy, acute kidney injury, and more
  • • Sample clinical care guidelines address Preeclampsia/Eclampsia, Massive Transfusion, Morbidly Adherent Placenta, and more
  • • An up-to-date summary of research on maternal morbidity and mortality factors - leading causes, life-threatening childbirth conditions, racial disparities, and preventability
  • • Thorough pathophysiology information that details interventions needed for a wide range of obstetric disorders
  • • Ideal review text and clinical guide for obstetric nurses and maternal-fetal medical students

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.1 Nursing - Perinatal
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is an excellent manual for practitioners who provide care to high-risk and critically ill obstetrical women in labor and delivery. Written in a clear, user-friendly manner, this second edition provides current interventions and management including a resource section with examples of protocols, procedures, and clinical documentation tools. There is a review of the foundations for practice and a section on critical care adjuncts. This is a needed clinical resource."

-- Nancy Moss, PhD, RN, MSN (University of Cincinnati School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition


This text is written for the practicing labor and delivery nurse of the high-risk and critically ill intrapartum patient. It would additionally be valuable to students in obstetrical rotations, and an appropriate resource for any care provider of high-risk obstetrics. The editors and contributors are well credentialed and credible authorities in their individual areas of expertise and contribution to this text.

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