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.
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
20 Twins and Multiple Deliveries
21 Medical Complications and Labor
22 Fetal and Maternal Misadventure
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
- 14th August 1991
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