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Monitoring a Critically Ill Pregnant Patient

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Assessing and monitoring a critically ill patient who is pregnant can be extra challenging due to the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, as well as the priorities of care extending not only to the mother but to the care of the unborn fetus as well.

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Assessing and monitoring a critically ill patient who is pregnant can be extra challenging due to the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, as well as the priorities of care extending not only to the mother but to the care of the unborn fetus as well. Failure to recognise, manage and treat abnormalities in the patient’s airway, breathing and circulation are the most common causes for cardiorespiratory arrest. These deficiencies are also present in the care of pregnant patients and are a leading factor in maternal death.

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Lydia Nabwami
Lydia Nabwami is registered nurse who has worked in various healthcare settings including cardiac ward, cardiac critical care unit (ITU), general ITU, A&E department, nursing homes and community nursing. She uses her experience as a RN to write well-researched content that helps to attract and motivate audiences. Lydia is also a freelance writer for hire with specialisation in health writing and has helped numerous companies with their content needs. Her work has appeared on sites such as Caring Village, Reachout, Lisa Nelson RD and more. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to motivational speeches, keeping active or playing with her two daughters. Contact Lydia or visit her website at Lnwritingservices.co.uk for more information on her services.
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racheal nicholas
30 Dec 2021
Great
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Nicola Fiore
12 Jan 2022
Easy to follow and clear and concise. Great for someone new to maternal medicine
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Rebecca Carey
27 Nov 2021
Good information.
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Cheryl Cheryl
19 Nov 2021
Very clear and concise. A useful overview for staff and an excellent adjunct to BLS and ALS training.
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Carmen Rentoul
04 Nov 2021
Great resource very informative and relates to diagnostic evaluation and subsequently appropriate intervention ensuring better outcomes and good health for all.
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Julia Naylor
19 Apr 2020
Good, quick refresher of ABCDE assessment specifically for a pregnant patient.
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Brittany Morton
10 Nov 2021
This information reviews ABCDE assessment but specifically in relation to pregnant women. The assessment identifies additional areas of concern for women who are pregnant.
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Melinda Moyle
11 Nov 2021
Good read, easy to understand
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Sarah Burgess
06 Nov 2021
This article was informative, succinct and easy to follow.
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Oleg Dronov
22 Nov 2020
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