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Best practice in labour and delivery /
edited by Richard Warren, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
description
xii, 362 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
ISBN
9780521720687 (pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
isbn
9780521720687 (pbk.)
catalogue key
6982905
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'... compact, well-organised and easy to read. Figures and tables are plentiful and of high quality. In each chapter evidence to support the authors' recommended management is presented and accompanied by relevant references. Overall, I highly recommend this book. It will be a valuable text for anyone providing intrapartum care, whether new to the subject or an advanced practitioner.' The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist online
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Summaries
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This textbook is an encompassing reference covering all the essential information relating to childbirth, offering a clear practical guidance on all aspects of labour and delivery. Written by leading experts, each chapter offers a modern authoritative review of best practice.
Main Description
An understanding of when and how to intervene is the key to good obstetric care. This textbook is an encompassing reference covering all the essential information relating to childbirth; it offers clear practical guidance on all aspects of labour and delivery. Written by well-known leading experts, each chapter offers a modern authoritative review of best practice. The evidence base decribed will help to optimize outcome through appropriate clinical management and justifiable intervention. Whilst this is an ideal textbook for those training and taking examinations in labour ward practice, it offers all those caring for the woman in labour a modern, evidence-based approach which will help them understand, recognize and deliver the best possible clinical care. The importance of team working, prioritizing, and the organization of maternity care receive appropriate emphasis with clear guidance and practical advice.
Table of Contents
Preface
Pelvic and fetal cranial anatomy and mechanism of labour
First stage of labour
Analgesia and anaesthesia in labour
Intrapartum fetal surveillance
Uterine contractions
The management of intrapartum 'fetal distress'
Nutrition and hydration in labour
Prolonged second stage of labour including difficult decision making on operative vaginal delivery or Caesarean section
Operative vaginal delivery - indications, techniques and complications
Caesarean deliveries - indications, techniques and complications
Breech and twin delivery
Cord prolapse and shoulder dystocia
Antepartum haemorrhage
Management of third stage of labour
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)
Acute illness and maternal collapse in the postpartum period
Episiotomy and obstetric perineal trauma
Induction of labour (includes IUFD)
Preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes
Preterm labour and delivery
Labour in women with medical disorders (sickle cell disease, diabetes, epilepsy, severe pre-eclampsia, HIV/AIDS)
Management of women with previous Caesarean section scar
Rupture of the uterus
Management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia
Neonatal resuscitation and the management of immediate neonatal problems
The immediate puerperium (perineal & pelvic haematoma, psychiatric illness, etc.)
Triage and prioritisation in a busy labour ward
Risk management related to intrapartum care
Team working, skills and drills
Cerebral palsy arising from events in labour
Objective-structured assessment of technical skills [OSATS] in obstetrics
Index
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