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The sick mother

Saira Hussain and Sarah Harries

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0015

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

The sick mother

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• It is important to recognize the sick mother by vigilant monitoring of basic parameters • Early detection of clinical deterioration is helped by the use of an early warning score • Good critical care depends on basic monitoring and appropriately trained staff employing locally generated protocols and is possible in a low resource setting • Peripartum caesarean section may save the maternal life • Successful management of maternal trauma depends upon prompt assessment and treatment.

Chapter.  3441 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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