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CTG Made Easy

with Pageburst online access

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702052149.

CTG Made Easy 4th edition continues the successful format of previous editions, offering a practical guide to all health professionals involved in monitoring the fetal heart rate during labour, and specifically in the interpretation of CTG traces. The workbook approach remains, with many new and updated case histories and CTGs, all using current terminology and a recommended proforma for interpretation.

The book will aid health professionals to acquire competence and confidence in all aspects of fetal heart rate monitoring during labour, improving the care offered to women and babies.

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Published: December 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5214-9

Contents

  • Part 1 Assessing fetal well being in labour

    Introduction

    Intermittent auscultation

    Continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring

    Adjuncts to CEFM for fetal surveillance

    Conclusion

    References

    Part 2 Interpretation of the CTG

    Control of the fetal heart rate

    Interpretation of the CTG

    Features of the cardiotocograph (CTG)

    Basic patterns

    Periodic changes

    Interpretation of the data

    Management of a suspicious CTG

    Management of a pathological CTG

    References

    Part 3 Litigation and the CTG

    Andrew Symon

    Introduction

    Background to CTG litigation

    The CTG in litigation

    Conclusion

    References

    Part 4 Case Studies

    Contents

    Section 1 Normal

    Section 2 Bradycardia

    Section 3 Tachycardia

    Section 4 Reduced variability

    Section 5 Early decelerations

    Section 6 Late decelerations

    Section 7: Variable decelerations

    Section 8: Prolonged decelerations

    Section 9: Complex

    Section 10: Miscellaneous

    Part 5 Good practice guide

    Introduction

    Developing guidelines

    Audit

    Communication

    Training and development

    Supervisors of midwives

    Practical guides

    Risk assessment chart

    Web addresses

    References

    Index

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