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Managing Complications in childbirth and pregnancy : a Guide for Midwives and Doctors.

Author: World Health Organization.
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2003.
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This manual is written for midwives and doctors at the district hospital who are responsible for the care of women with complications of pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum period including immediate problems of the newborn. The emphasis of the manual is on rapid assessment and decision making. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: World Health Organization.
ISBN: 9789241545877 9241545879 9240680918 9789240680913
OCLC Number: 181845530
Description: 1 online resource (392 p.)
Contents: Table of Contents --
Preface to the second printing --
Preface --
Introduction --
How to use the manual --
Abbreviations --
List of diagnoses --
SECTION 1: CLINICAL PRINCIPLES --
Rapid initial assessment --
Talking with women and their families --
Emotional and psychological support --
Emergencies --
General care principles --
Clinical use of blood, blood products and replacement fluids --
Antibiotic therapy --
Anaesthesia and analgesia --
Operative care principles --
Normal labour and childbirth --
Newborn care principles --
Provider and community linkages --
SECTION 2: SYMPTOMS --
Shock --
Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy --
Vaginal bleeding in later pregnancy and labour --
Vaginal bleeding after childbirth --
Elevated blood pressure, headache, blurred vision, convulsions or loss of consciousness --
Unsatisfactory progress of labour --
Malpositions and malpresentations --
Shoulder dystocia --
Labour with an overdistended uterus --
Labour with a scarred uterus --
Fetal distress in labour --
Prolapsed cord --
Fever during pregnancy and labour --
Fever after childbirth --
Abdominal pain in early pregnancy --
Abdominal pain in later pregnancy and after childbirth --
Difficulty in breathing --
Loss of fetal movements --
Prelabour rupture of membranes --
Immediate newborn conditions or problems --
SECTION 3: PROCEDURES --
Paracervical block --
Pudendal block --
Local anaesthesia for caesarean section --
Spinal (subarachnoid) anaesthesia --
Ketamine --
External version --
Induction and augmentation of labour --
Vacuum extraction --
Forceps delivery --
Breech delivery --
Caesarean section --
Symphysiotomy --
Craniotomy and craniocentesis --
Dilatation and curettage --
Manual vacuum aspiration --
Culdocentesis and colpotomy --
Episiotomy --
Manual removal of placenta --
Repair of cervical tears --
Repair of vaginal and perineal tears --
Correcting uterine inversion --
Repair of ruptured uterus --
Uterine and utero-ovarian artery ligation --
Postpartum hysterectomy --
Salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy --
SECTION 4: APPENDIX --
Essential drugs for managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W.

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This manual is written for midwives and doctors at the district hospital who are responsible for the care of women with complications of pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum period including immediate problems of the newborn. The emphasis of the manual is on rapid assessment and decision making. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests and most are possible in a variety of clinical settings (e.g. district hospital or health centre). Section 1 outlines the clinical principles of managing complications in pregnancy.

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