Title Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols, 2/e
Author Diane J. Angelini, Donna LaFontaine
ISBN 9780826133922
List price USD 75.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 412
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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First Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title!

First Edition Second Place AJN Book-of-the-Year Award Winner in Maternal and Child Health!

With more women than ever seeking obstetric triage and emergency services in obstetric triage units, obstetric providers need to be aware of triage assessment and evaluation protocols. This prize-winning pocket guide, containing management guidelines for obstetric triage/emergency settings, delivers critical information on obstetrics, midwifery, emergency, and family care for both students and seasoned clinicians. As with the first edition, all of the newly revised chapters take a strong collaborative and interprofessional approach to clinical conditions in the obstetric triage setting.

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
  • Offers algorithms, protocols, diagnostic imaging, and best evidence for each condition



Foreword, by Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, and Donald R. Coustan, MD
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Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. Overview of Obstetric Triage (Diane J. Angelini & Elisabeth D. Howard)

Chapter 2. Legal Considerations in Obstetric Triage: EMTALA and HIPAA (Jan M. Kriebs)

Chapter 3. Triage Acuity Tools (Suzanne McMurtry Baird & Nan H. Troiano)


Part II. Management of Obstetric Conditions in Early Pregnancy (Less Than Viability)

Chapter 4. Ectopic Pregnancy (Roxanne Vrees)

Chapter 5. Vaginal Bleeding in Early Pregnancy (Beth Cronin)

Chapter 6. Recognition and Treatment of Postabortion Complications (Janet Singer)

Chapter 7. Abdominal Pain and Masses in Pregnancy (Moune Jabre Raughley)

Chapter 8. Periviable Obstetric Management (Lindsay Maggio)

Chapter 9. Early Complications of Multiple Gestations (Karen Archabald)

Chapter 10. Nausea, Vomiting, and Hyperemesis of Pregnancy (Amy L. Snyder)

Chapter 11. Medical Conditions in Early Pregnancy (Asha J. Heard & Agatha S. Critchfield)


Part III. Management of Obstetric Conditions (Greater Than Viability)

Chapter 12. Fetal Evaluation and Clinical Applications (Edie McConaughey)

Chapter 13. Limited or No Prenatal Care at Term (Linda Steinhardt)

Chapter 14. Preterm Labor (Linda A. Hunter)

Chapter 15. Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (Alexander Friedman)

Chapter 16. Trauma in Pregnancy (Roxanne Vrees)

Chapter 17. Preeclampsia With Severe Features, Eclampsia, and Hypertensive Issues (Agatha S. Critchfield &
Asha J. Heard)

Chapter 18. Labor Evaluation (Elisabeth D. Howard)

Chapter 19. Severe Medical Complications in Pregnancy (Lucia Larson & Karen Rosene-Montella)

Chapter 20. Vaginal Bleeding in Pregnancy (Robyn A. Gray) 


Part IV. Management of Common Obstetric Conditions Throughout Pregnancy

Chapter 21. Common General Surgical Emergencies in Pregnancy (Chelsy Caren & David Edmonson)

Chapter 22. Management of Biohazardous Exposure in Pregnancy (Dotti C. James, Mary Ann Maher, &
Amanda S. Trudell Cambridge)

Chapter 23. Sepsis in Pregnancy (Catherine M. Albright)

Chapter 24. Infections in Pregnant Women (Rosemary J. Froehlich & Brenna L. Hughes)

Chapter 25. Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault in Pregnancy (Donna LaFontaine)

Chapter 26. Substance Use and Other Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy (Catherine R. Friedman)

Chapter 27. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Donna LaFontaine)


Part V. Management of Postpartum Complications Commonly Seen in Obstetric Triage

Chapter 28. Postpartum Preeclampsia Complications (Mollie A. McDonnold)

Chapter 29. Postpartum Breast Complications (Chelsy Caren & David Edmonson)

Chapter 30. Secondary Postpartum Hemorrhage and Endometritis (Rachel Shepherd & Martha Pizzarello)

Chapter 31. Psychiatric Complications in the Postpartum Period (Susie M. Adams)

Chapter 32. Critical Postpartum Medical Complications (Courtney Clark Bilodeau & Srilakshmi Mitta)


About the Editors:

Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, NEA-BC, FACNM, FAAN, is professor emerita of obstetrics and gynecology (clinical) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a clinical professor at the College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She is the former director of midwifery (1990–2014) at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She was the founding director of the nurse-midwifery graduate education programs at both the University of Southern California and the University of Rhode Island. She is board certified as a nurse executive, advanced, by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Her publications include 18 peer-reviewed and 15 non-peer-reviewed articles, three book chapters, and three books. She is the co-founder, senior editor, and perinatal editor of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing since 1986 and is past associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch: Women’s Health and a peer reviewer for the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives, and a member of the International Academy of Nurse Editors. She has written extensively on obstetric triage and is a consultant in obstetric triage and midwifery practice.

Donna LaFontaine, MD, FACOG, is the former director of the division of emergency obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and is associate professor (clinical) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her publishing credits include three journal articles, three book chapters, and one book. She has been trained as a sexual assault forensic examiner and served as director of the sexual assault program at Women & Infants Hospital for a decade. She has received more than 20 teaching awards over the course of her 30-year career as a physician. She is currently working as an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Providence Ambulatory Health Center. She travels to Haiti every 6 months, where she participates in a mobile medical team.

About the Associate Editors:

Beth Cronin, MD, FACOG, directs the pelvic pain and women’s dysplasia programs at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. She also works in the division of emergency obstetrics and gynecology, teaching residents and students. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has received several awards for her work, including the CREOG Excellence in Teaching Award and numerous other teaching awards from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she is an assistant professor (clinical) of obstetrics and gynecology.

Elisabeth D. Howard, PhD, CNM, FACNM, is director of midwifery at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology (clinical) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was the founding director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing midwifery faculty practice. She is on the board of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing and is contributing editor for the clinical expert column. Her publishing credits include eight articles and six book chapters. She is the recipient of numerous teaching, clinical, and research awards. In addition, she has lectured both nationally and internationally on interprofessional education, obstetric triage issues, and intrapartum complications. She serves on several hospital committees, including credentials, practice guidelines, and the institutional review board, and is appointed to the Rhode Island Midwifery Advisory Board.

Target Audience:

Obstetricians, gynaecologists, midwives, nurse practitioners, and maternal fetal medicine professionals.


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