Emergency Department Management of Obstetric Complications

  • Joelle Borhart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kayla Dewey, Kathryn Voss, Carolyn Phillips
    Pages 1-14
  3. Cory Wittrock, Erica Peethumnongsin
    Pages 15-30
  4. Lindsey DeGeorge, Lauren Wiesner
    Pages 31-40
  5. Whitney Sherman, Edward Descallar, Joelle Borhart
    Pages 41-51
  6. Maria Dynin, David R. Lane
    Pages 53-62
  7. Eric Wei, Lili Sheibani, Brian Sharp
    Pages 63-73
  8. Brian Sharp, Kristen Sharp, Eric Wei
    Pages 75-89
  9. Elaine Bromberek, Janet Smereck
    Pages 91-104
  10. Lisel Curtis, Nick Tsipis
    Pages 105-116
  11. Jessica Palmer, Marianne Wallis, Joelle Borhart
    Pages 117-127
  12. Marcos Mavromaras, Christina Bird, Julie Gorchynski, Linda Hatch
    Pages 129-142
  13. Mallory Shasteen, Elizabeth Pontius
    Pages 143-158
  14. Diana Ladkany, Kerri Layman
    Pages 159-168
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 169-174

About this book


Obstetrical emergencies can be among the most stressful events an emergency physician will face in their entire career. The purpose of this book is to provide an evidence-based, practical approach to the wide spectrum of obstetric complications an emergency physician must be prepared to manage throughout all trimesters pregnancy as well as postpartum, including complications of assisted reproductive technology, bleeding, precipitous delivery and preterm labor. Clinical pearls and pitfalls are highlighted throughout. The approach to the pregnant patient with trauma, non-pregnancy-related abdominal pain, or in cardiac arrest is discussed.  Updates in the classification and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are presented.  Recent controversies surrounding the use of anti-emetics for first trimester nausea and vomiting and the use of a beta-hCG discriminatory zone for the evaluation of pregnancy of unknown location are also addressed.  Obstetrical support services vary widely between different facilities, and Emergency Department Management of Obstetric Complications is written for emergency clinicians in all practice settings. This book provides useful information for daily practice as well as preparation for rarely encountered and potentially life-threatening events.


obstetrics emergency medicine pregnancy complications emergency department postpartum disorders of pregnancy early pregnancy complications assisted reproduction technology complications bleeding in pregnancy preterm birth

Editors and affiliations

  • Joelle Borhart
    • 1
  1. 1.MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital CenterGeorgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54409-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54410-6
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology