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Fetal Monitoring in Practice  Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Fetal Monitoring in Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

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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

1 Introduction

2 Clinical assessment and recording

3 Electronic fetal monitoring: terminology

4 Control of the fetal heart and NICE guidelines

5 Cardiotocographic interpretation: the basics

6 Antepartum fetal surveillance

7 The admission test by cardiotocography or by auscultation

8 Cardiotocographic interpretation: clinical scenario

9 Contraction assessment

10 Oxytocin and fetal heart rate changes

11 Cardiotocographic interpretation: more difficult problems

12 The role of the scalp

13 Alterntaive methods of intrapartum fetal surveillance

14 Computer technology and the cardiotocograph

15 Medico-legal issues

16 Conclusion

Donald Gibb, MD MRCP FRCOG MEWI, Independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company, London, UK and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD DSc FRCS FRCOG, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, UK; Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

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