Book Description: The gold-standard resource for community hospital and medical center professionals, this unique clinical problem solver offers one-stop access to the latest AAP and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendations, policies, and best practices. It addresses a broad spectrum of issues from the obstetric and pediatric standpoints. It defines state-of-the-art perinatal medicine in terms of facilities, equipment, and personnel. And it provides exclusive insights in areas ranging from program organization to patient outreach education, inpatient services to inter-hospital collaboration, and intrapartum and postpartum maternal care to neonatal complications and infection control. Important new material in the extensively updated 6th edition includes evidence-based recommendations for safe, effective diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology; evidence-based data on optimizing regional perinatal care systems; expanded how-tos for effective quality improvement initiatives; procedures and policies for improving patient care and safety via enhanced communication with patients and families; and expanded coverage and expert evaluations of specific issues.