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The labour ward handbook

Author: Leroy C Edozien; Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Royal Society of Medicine Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

The Labour Ward Handbook, second edition is a succinct manual that provides clinical practice guidelines for the intra-partum care of women with low and high risk pregnancies.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leroy C Edozien; Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781853158100 1853158100
OCLC Number: 610492887
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xvii, 278 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Glossary Bleep/crash calls PART I: Approach to care Communication Documentation Admission to, and discharge home from, the delivery suite Learning from clinical incidents Transfer of care between professionals Reviewing what happened Further reading for Part I PART II: Normal and low-risk labour Vaginal examination Intravenous cannulation Management of normal labour Prelabour rupture of membranes at term (37-42 weeks) Management of the first stage of labour Fetal monitoring Fetal scalp blood sampling Augmentation of labour Cord-blood sampling Epidural analgesia in labour Management of the second stage of labour Criteria for paediatric attendance at delivery Management of the third stage of labour Immediate postpartum care Care of the newborn Meconium-stained amniotic fluid Neonatal resuscitation Babies born before arrival at hospital Episiotomy The woman with a history of childhood sexual abuse Use of birthing pool Further reading for Part II PART III: Abnormal and high-risk labour Powers, passenger, passage Caesarean section Recovery of obstetric patients High-dependency care Failed intubation drill Instrumental delivery Trial of vaginal delivery after a previous caesarean section Induction of labour Antenatal corticosteroid therapy Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes Preterm uterine contractions Deliveries at the lower margin of viability Multiple pregnancy Abnormal lie in labour Occipitoposterior position Malpresentation Breech presentation External cephalic version The woman with genital mutilation The obese woman in labour Perineal tear Medical conditions Heart disease in labour Peripartum cardiomyopathy Pre-eclampsia Eclampsia Diabetes mellitus Asthma (acute exacerbation in labour) Epilepsy Systemic lupus erythematosus Other connective tissue disorders Haemorrhage and haematological disorders The rhesus-negative woman Thromboembolism prophylaxis Acute venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism Major haemoglobinopathy Inherited coagulation disorders: haemophilia and von Willebrand's disease Immune thrombocytopenic purpura Thrombophilia Gestational thrombocytopenia Antepartum haemorrhage Major placenta praevia Retained placenta Postpartum haemorrhage Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy Delivery of the woman at known risk of haemorrhage Management of the woman who declines blood transfusion Infection Prophylactic antibiotics Intrapartum pyrexia Hepatitis B and C Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for group B streptococci Genital herpes Human immunodeficiency virus Other obstetric emergencies Cervical tear and paravaginal haematoma Rupture of the uterus Shoulder dystocia Cord prolapse Anaphylaxis Inverted uterus Amniotic fluid embolism Sudden maternal collapse Latex allergy Stillbirths and congenital abnormalities Checklist for fetal loss at 13-23 weeks Intrauterine fetal demise Mid-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality Protocol for medical termination of mid-trimester pregnancy Further reading for Part III Appendices Appendix A: Guidance for obtaining consent to treatment Appendix B: Standards for administering blood transfusion Index
Responsibility: Leroy C. Edozien.


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