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Introduction: What You Need to Know
Objectives ............................................................................................................................... x
1. What is perinatal care? ................................................................................................. xi
2. What are the goals of perinatal care? .......................................................................... xi
3. Why are community hospitals so important in perinatal care? ................................ xi
4. What attitudes lead to effective perinatal care? ......................................................... xi
5. How should you interpret the content of the Perinatal Continuing Education
Program books?............................................................................................................ xii
6. How are the Perinatal Continuing Education Program books organized? ............. xiii
A. Written material ..................................................................................................... xiii
B. Skill units ............................................................................................................... xiii
C. Participants ............................................................................................................ xiv
D. Time frame ............................................................................................................. xiv
E. Glossary ................................................................................................................. xiv
F. Recommended routines ....................................................................................... xiv
G. Continuing education credit ................................................................................. xiv
H. Conversion charts................................................................................................... xv
Tables
Table 1. Fluid Conversion.............................................................................................. xv
Table 2. Temperature Conversion ................................................................................. xvi
Table 3. Weight Conversion......................................................................................... xvii
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