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Fetal Monitoring In Practice / Edition 3
     

Fetal Monitoring In Practice / Edition 3

by Donald Gibb, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
 

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ISBN-10: 0443100047

ISBN-13: 9780443100048

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

Overview

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.

• Accessible, straightforward style
• Real case histories and fetal heart-rate patterns
• Recording of maternal heart rate
• Fetal ECG waveform analysis
• Basic pathophysiology

• Fully updated text throughout
• Expanded section on medicolegal issues helps avoid litigation
• Updated chapter on admission cardiotocography
• Latest NICE guidelines

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443100048
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction     1
Clinical assessment and recording     7
Electronic fetal monitoring: terminology     19
Control of the fetal heart and NICE guidelines     27
Cardiotocographic interpretation: the basics     45
Antepartum fetal surveillance     73
The admission test by cardiotocography or by auscultation     103
Cardiotocographic interpretation: clinical scenarios     123
Contraction assessment     139
Oxytocin and fetal heart rate changes     149
Cardiotocographic interpretation: more difficult problems     159
The role of scalp pH     189
Alternative methods of intrapartum fetal surveillance     205
Computer technology and the cardiotocograph     221
Medico-legal issues     225
Conclusion     231
Stop Press: Further information about classification of fetal heart rate features     232
References     233
Index     243

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