The transformation of health care in the United States necessitates developing creative Strategies to provide quality and cost-effective care for the critically ill obstetric patient population. A discussion of the care of these patients is presented in a multidisciplinary framework, using a case study to illustrate the management process. The significance of contributions and collaboration of advanced practice nurses in perinatology and critical care in the care management of the critically III obstetric patient is described. Such strategies as location of the patient and educational preparation for nurses caring for these complex patients are offered for consideration. Implications are described and recommendations are made for administrative and clinical practice

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