Foley MR, Strong TH, Garite TJ, eds. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education; 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-182013-4
For those of us not working in a high-risk perinatal unit, the announcement that a pregnant woman is being admitted to the intensive care unit for any reason creates a high level of anxiety. Obstetric Intensive Care Manual provides essential information to assess, diagnose, and treat pregnant patients emergently admitted to the intensive care unit. The first chapter provides practical understanding of the basic hemodynamic changes that occur during pregnancy and how other conditions may affect or be affected, such as shock, preeclampsia, or valve disease. Consecutive chapters address conditions such as obesity, cardiac disease, respiratory disease, and even psychiatric emergencies. Multiple charts and tables provide support for the content.