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 Preface1. Pelvic and fetal cranial anatomy and mechanism of labour Louay S. Louis and Richard Warren2. First stage of labour Sambit Mukhopadhyay and David Fraser3. Analgesia and anaesthesia in labour Jason Scott and Geraldine O'Sullivan4. Intrapartum fetal surveillance Rohan D'Souza and S. Arulkumaran5. Uterine contractions Vivek Nama and S. Arulkumaran6. The management of intrapartum 'fetal distress' Bryony Strachan7. Nutrition and hydration in labour David Fraser and Sambit Mukhopadhyay8. Prolonged second stage of labour including difficult decision making on operative vaginal delivery or Caesarean section Hajeera Butt and Dierdre Murphy9. Operative vaginal delivery – indications, techniques and complications Stergios K. Doumouchtsis and S. Arulkumaran10. Caesarean deliveries – indications, techniques and complications Lisa Story and Sara Paterson-Brown11. Breech and twin delivery Steve Walkinshaw12. Cord prolapse and shoulder dystocia Joanna Crofts,Timothy Draycott and Mark Denbow13. Antepartum haemorrhage Neelam Potdar, Osric Navti and Justin C. Konje14. Management of third stage of labour Pinakini Amin and Audrey Ann Long15. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) Nutan Mishra and Edwin Chandraharan16. Acute illness and maternal collapse in the postpartum period Guy N. B. Jackson and Steve Yentis17. Episiotomy and obstetric perineal trauma Ranee Thakar and Abdul Sultan18. Induction of labour (includes IUFD) Devi Subramanian and Leonie Penna19. Preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes Austin Ugwumadu20. Preterm labour and delivery Sarah L. Bell and Jane E. Norman21. Labour in women with medical disorders (sickle cell disease, diabetes, epilepsy, severe pre-eclampsia, HIV/AIDS) Mandish Dhanjal and Catherine Nelson-Piercy22. Management of women with previous Caesarean section scar Rajesh Varma and Gordon C. S. Smith23. Rupture of the uterus Nutan Mishra and Edwin Chandraharan24. Management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia James J. Walker25. Neonatal resuscitation and the management of immediate neonatal problems Paul Mannix26. The immediate puerperium (perineal & pelvic haematoma, psychiatric illness, etc.) Mahishee Mehta and Leonie Penna27. Triage and prioritisation in a busy labour ward Tracey Johnston and Nina Johns28. Risk management related to intrapartum care Melissa Whitworth and Helen Scholefield29. Team working, skills and drills Dimitrios M. Siasskos and Tim J. Draycott30. Cerebral palsy arising from events in labour Julian Woolfson31. Objective-structured assessment of technical skills [OSATS] in obstetrics Melissa Whitten and Maggie BlottIndex.
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Titolo: Best Practice in Labour and Delivery
Autori: Warren - Arulkumaran
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 18x24 cm
Peso: 1 kg