Labour Ward Manual

Edited by

  • David Liu, MPhil, MB, BS, DM, MBA(OU), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Clinical Tutor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Liu's Labour Ward Manual has for many years been the standard work for all personnel working on the labour ward. It gives instruction on the best application of technical procedures employed in the labour ward whilst promoting the ethos that the labouring mother and the unborn child must be the prime focus of attention.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10252-3

Table of Contents

1 Attitudes and conduct
2 Legal considerations
3 Maternal and perinatal mortality
4 The birthing environment
5 Admission to labour ward
6 Admission emergencies
7 Normal labour and delivery
8 Intrapartum nutrition and electrolytes
9 Analgesia and anaesthesia
10 Intrapartum fetal surveillance
11 Episiotomy and tears
12 The Newborn
13 Preterm labour and preterm rupture of membranes
14 Abnormal labour
15 Induction and augmentation of labour
16 Assisted delivery and shoulder dystocia
17 Caesarean section
18 Emergencies in the immediate puerperium
19 Malpresentation and malposition
20 Breech
21 Twins and multiple deliveries
22 Medical complications
23 Fetal and maternal misadventure
24 Drills in labour ward management