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The sick mother 

The sick mother
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The sick mother
Author(s):

Saira Hussain

and Sarah Harries

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0015
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date: 17 October 2017

• It is important to recognize the sick mother by vigilant monitoring of basic parameters • Early detection of clinical deterioration is helped by the use of an early warning score • Good critical care depends on basic monitoring and appropriately trained staff employing locally generated protocols and is possible in a low resource setting • Peripartum caesarean section may save the maternal life • Successful management of maternal trauma depends upon prompt assessment and treatment.

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