Although cardiac arrest in pregnancy is rare, all members of the healthcare team who care for pregnant women should be aware of the maternal adaptations of pregnancy. Also, more women with preexisting medical conditions are attempting pregnancy. Perinatal nurses, especially those practicing in level III (high-risk) perinatal centers should be trained in dysrhythmia recognition and ACLS protocols. Rapid intervention sometimes can save two lives.
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Articles| February 01 1995
L Mitchell; Cardiac arrest during pregnancy: maternal-fetal physiology and advanced cardiac life support for the obstetric patient. Crit Care Nurse 1 February 1995; 15 (1): 56–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19184.108.40.206
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