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

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702063893
eBook ISBN:
9780702032943
Print ISBN:
9780443100048

About the authors

Donald Gibb

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company, London, UK

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - St George's University of London, UK Foundation Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus