Providing perioperative care for pregnant women
Robert Nunney Student operating department practitioner, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
This article explores approaches to the perioperative care of pregnant women. Considerations such as the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy are addressed, as well as adaptations to perioperative care made necessary by these changes. The potential limitations, constraints and difficulties faced when planning and implementing care are discussed. Social, psychological and environmental issues are also addressed.
Nursing Standard. 22, 47,40-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.47.40.c6632
Published in print: 30 July 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review