Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide

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Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide supports and reinforces the acquisition of the practical obstetric skills needed for aiding a successful birth.

Beginning with the most important element of successful labor care, communicating with the patient, the authors guide you through normal delivery routines and examination techniques. They then address the best approaches to the full range of challenges that can arise during labor and ...

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Overview

Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide supports and reinforces the acquisition of the practical obstetric skills needed for aiding a successful birth.

Beginning with the most important element of successful labor care, communicating with the patient, the authors guide you through normal delivery routines and examination techniques. They then address the best approaches to the full range of challenges that can arise during labor and delivery. Throughout, the 15 chapters provide concise practical guidance with:

  • algorithmic decision trees
  • clinical management tips
  • detailed drawings

Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide provides a thorough tour-de-force of the practical obstetric skills needed for best and safest practice based on clinical experience and evidence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470654590
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,493,733
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne R. Cohen, MD, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Emanuel A. Friedman, MD, ScD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Communicating Effectively With Your Patient.

Chapter 2 – Examining Your Patient During Labor.

Chapter 3 – Normal Labor and Delivery.

Chapter 4 – Evaluating the Pelvis.

Chapter 5 – Dysfunctional Labor.

Chapter 6 – Managing the Third Stage of Labor.

Chapter 7 – Dealing With Malpositions.

Chapter 8 – Managing Malpresentations.

Chapter 9 – Preventing Maternal Trauma at Delivery.

Chapter 10 – Inducing Labor.

Chapter 11 – Determining the Need for Cesarean Delivery.

Chapter 12 –Managing Pain During Labor.

Chapter 13 – Oxytocin and Uterine Activity.

Chapter 14 – Shoulder Dystocia.

Chapter 15 – Using Forceps and the Vacuum Extractor.

Chapter 16 – Obstetric Cases.

Chapter 17 – Sample Policies.

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