Obstetric patients often pose challenges to anesthesiologists, ...
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Obstetric patients often pose challenges to anesthesiologists, as lab values and parameters vary from a non-pregnant patient.  Shown here are the characteristic anatomic and physiologic changes in pregnant patients that a provider must consider when interpreting patient data or clinical presentations, especially in an operative setting.



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References:

American Association of Nurse Anesthesia. (2017). Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Obstetric Patient. Park Ridge, Illinois. 



Soma-Pillay, P., Nelson-Piercy, C., Tolppanen, H., & Mebazaa, A. (2016). Physiological changes in pregnancy. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 27(2), 89–94. https://doi.org/10.5830/cvja-2016-021 
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