Fetal Monitoring in Practice

Fetal Monitoring in Practice

4th Edition - March 6, 2017

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  • Editors: Donald Gibb, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702046810
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702043482

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Prepared by editors of international renown, the latest edition of Fetal Monitoring in Practice has been fully updated throughout and now presents the latest information in colour! New features include an expanded international author team, the latest guidelines from NICE and FIGO, updated information on clinical assessment and medical litigation, and a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice.

Key Features

    • Clear and friendly writing style makes a potentially challenging subject straightforward and accessible
    • Explains the correct use of terminology to help ensure safe and accurate communication
    • Emphasizes the importance of using monitoring techniques within the context of detailed clinical assessment
    • Explains the basics of interpretation including the influence of drugs used for pain relief
    • Explains common pitfalls associated with equipment usage and provides practical advice on how to avoid them
    • Explains the underlying pathophysiology associated with abnormal changes seen on the CTG
    • Explains and contextualizes relevant clinical trial data
    • Clinical scenarios demonstrate common presentations such as breech birth, twin pregnancies, brow presentation, hypertension, and eclampsia
    • Real CTG traces demonstrate more complex presentations such as prolonged deceleration, placental abruption, and fetal bleeding
    • Perfect for candidates undertaking the Advanced Training Skills Module of the RCOGs 'Advanced Labour Ward Practice'


Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction

    2 Clinical assessment and recording

    3 Auscultation of the fetal heart rate

    4 Electronic fetal monitoring – terminology and interpretation

    5 Pathophysiology of fetal heart rate (FHR)

    6 NICE and FIGO guidelines for interpretation of FHR patterns

    7 Antepartum fetal surveillance

    8 The admission test by cardiotocography or by auscultation

    9 Assessment of uterine contractions

    10 Oxytocin and fetal heart rate changes

    11 Meconium, infection, anaemia, bleeding

    12 Cardiotocographic interpretation: additional clinical scenarios

    13 Cardiotocographic interpretation: more difficult problems

    14 Fetal scalp blood sampling pH and lactate

    15 Fetal ECG waveform analysis

    16 Medico legal issues with CTG and current strategies to reduce litigation

    17 Competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2017
  • Published: March 6, 2017
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702046810
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702043482

About the Editors

Donald Gibb

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company (part of The Portland Hospital), Harley Street, London, UK

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD, DSc, FRCOG, FRCS, FACOG, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) of St. George’s University, London; Foundation Professor of O&G, University of Nicosia, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London; Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2007-2010); President: International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) 2012-2015; Head, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, St George’s University Hospital, London, UK (1997-2013). National award recipient of Knight Bachelor in the UK and Sri Lanka Ranjana in Sri Lanka for services to Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, London, UK

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