CTG Made Easy

with Pageburst online access

By

  • Susan Gauge, SRN, SCM, ONC, ADM, Clinical Education Facilitator, Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

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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Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5214-9


Table of 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