Labour Ward Manual - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750610964, 9781483141244

Labour Ward Manual

2nd Edition

Authors: D T Y Liu D V I Fairweather
eBook ISBN: 9781483141244
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th August 1991
Page Count: 142
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Labour Ward Manual, Second Edition provides guidelines for the application of obstetric knowledge to the labor ward environment.

The practice of obstetrics is still an art and as such encompasses alternative approaches to achieve the same welcome end, the safety and wellbeing of both mother and child throughout labor and after delivery. The steps suggested for patient management and presentation concentrate on safety and simplicity. Throughout this book, it is stressed that the laboring woman and the fetus are the most important persons in the labor ward.

This book clearly documents the emphasis on the atmosphere of ready redress by litigation; approach to women with individual needs; special care in the sensitive issue of induction; fetal monitoring; fluid replacement together with a clear protocol for management of fetal and maternal mishaps; and problems and hazards of women in the labor ward of hepatitis B or human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) infection.

This edition provides a clear concise guidance for all those involved in child birth.

Table of Contents



1 Attitudes and Conduct

2 Maternal and Perinatal Mortality

3 Delivery Room

4 Admission to the Labor Ward

5 Admission Emergencies

6 Normal Labor and Delivery

7 Intrapartum Nutrition and Electrolytes

8 Analgesia and Anaesthesia

9 Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance

10 Episiotomy and Tears

11 The Newborn

12 Preterm Labor and Preterm Membrane Rupture

13 Abnormal Labor

14 Induction and Augmentation of Labor

15 Assisted Delivery

16 Caesarean Section

17 Emergencies in the Immediate Puerperium

18 Malpresentation and Malpositions

19 Breech

20 Twins and Multiple Deliveries

21 Medical Complications and Labor

22 Fetal and Maternal Misadventure

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D T Y Liu

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