Fetal Monitoring in Practice

Fetal Monitoring in Practice.

Donald Gibb Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

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Fetal Monitoring in Practice offers a practical and accessible approach to fetal monitoring, whilst recognising the emotional needs of the mother and family. Essential concepts are presented in an accessible manner, well illustrated with real case histories and heart-rate patterns.

3rd edition. UK 2008

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Fetal Monitoring in Practice offers a practical and accessible approach to fetal monitoring, whilst recognising the emotional needs of the mother and family. Essential concepts are presented in an accessible manner, well illustrated with real case histories and heart-rate patterns.

The new (3rd) edition is in a larger format, to make it easier to read, and with online illustrations annotated to clarify what is shown in CTGs and interactive self-testing questions to improve student knowledge of CTG interpretation.

Simple, direct and practical, this popular book has been comprehensively updated to cover recent guidelines and procedures. It offers a practical and accessible approach to fetal monitoring, to ensure both safe delivery and recognising the emotional needs of the mother and family. Essential concepts are presented in an accessible manner, well illustrated with real case histories and heart-rate patterns.

About the Authors

Donald Gibb is an independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company, London, UK; and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran is Professor and Head, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University Medical School, London, UK

3rd edition UK 2008

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Clinical assessment and recording
  • Electronic fetal monitoring: terminology
  • Control of the fetal heart and NICE guidelines
  • Cardiotocographic interpretation: the basics
  • Antepartum fetal surveillance
  • The admission test by cardiotocography or by auscultation
  • Cardiotocographic interpretation: clinical scenario
  • Contraction assessment
  • Oxytocin and fetal heart rate changes
  • Cardiotocographic interpretation: more difficult problems
  • The role of the scalp
  • Alterntaive methods of intrapartum fetal surveillance
  • Computer technology and the cardiotocograph
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Conclusion
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