Fetal Monitoring in Practice

By

  • Donald Gibb, MD, MRCP, FRCOG, MEWI, Independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company, London, UK
  • Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, MBBS MD PhD FRCS(Ed) FRCOG FACOG HonFCOG(SA), Professor and Academic Head, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's University Medical School, London, UK

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2007
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3294-3


Table of Contents

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