#18 - Obstetrics & Neonatal Care
Discusses bleeding in and management for pregnant patients. Presents assessment factors for pregnant patients, including the signs of labor and the stages of labor and delivery. Describes physical examination procedures for pregnant patients. Presents how to care for the mother and baby and factors for assisting pregnant trauma patients.Emergency medical More »
Emergency medical responders who respond to fire scenes to provide medical care must be prepared to assist injured pregnant women whose health, and the health of their unborn child, is at risk. If you are an emergency medical responder in training, reading #18 - Obstetrics & Neonatal Care will help prepare you to medically assist these types of victims.
Key Assessment Factors
The text features key assessment factors that help medical responders implement the right type of care for injured pregnant women who are at risk for giving birth at the fire scene. These factors include: detecting signs of labor in pregnant trauma patients, determining the stage of labor, and assessing the stage of delivery.
To help an emergency medical responder in training make these assessments, the book describes physical examination procedures that can be used to determine the needs of mother and child, whether the child is already born or is just making its way into the world.
Care for Mother and Child
#18 - Obstetrics & Neonatal Care also covers how to provide medical care for expectant mothers based on their injuries. The subject of assisting pregnant trauma patients is thoroughly articulated, providing medical responders with the skills they need to help pregnant patients give birth safely, and transport them to the hospital in a stable state of health.
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If you are an emergency medical responding in training, reading #18 - Obstetrics & Neonatal Care will give you the information you need to care for pregnant trauma patients. While firefighters are extinguishing the blaze and assisting with the evacuation effort, you can ensure that pregnant evacuees are properly care for.
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