In light of new recommendations for intrapartum care, this fully updated second edition offers a review of best practice in all aspects of labour and delivery. This authoritative guide incorporates revised recommendations from the latest MBRRACE-UK Report, NICE guidelines, Cochrane Reviews and RCOG Green-top Guidelines to provide advice that is in line with the latest research and practice. New chapters cover the aspects of non-technical skills, ranging from leadership and team work to situational awareness and decision making. This edition also emphasises the problem of adherent placenta and discusses how it should be managed. With its modern, evidence-based approach, Best Practice in Labour and Delivery is the ideal textbook for those training in labour ward practice and studying for postgraduate examinations. Offering clear and practical guidance, this comprehensive book will help all obstetricians, obstetric anaesthetists, midwives and nurse practitioners to understand and deliver the best clinical care to patients.
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran is Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's University of London, Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nicosia, and Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health, Imperial College London.
List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Pelvic and fetal cranial anatomy and stages and mechanism of labour K. Muhunthan; 2. The first stage of labour Daisy Nirmal and David Fraser; 3. Analgesia and anaesthesia in labour Mark Porter; 4. Intrapartum fetal monitoring Savvas Argyridis and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran; 5. Uterine contractions Christofides Agathoklis and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran; 6. The management of intrapartum 'fetal distress' Laura Coleman and Bryony Strachan; 7. Nutrition and hydration in labour David Fraser and Jonathon Francis; 8. Prolonged second stage of labour including difficult decision-making on operative vaginal delivery and caesarean section Deirdre J. Murphy; 9. Instrumental vaginal deliveries: indications, techniques and complications Gabriel Kalakoutis, Stergios Doumouchtsis and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran; 10. Caesarean deliveries: indications, techniques and complications Gerard H. A. Visser; 11. Breech and twin delivery Stephen Walkinshaw; 12. Cord prolapse and shoulder dystocia Joanna Crofts; 13. Antepartum haemorrhage Neelam Potdar, Osric Navti and Justin C. Konje; 14. Management of the third stage of labour Hajeb Kamali and Pina Amin; 15. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) Anushuya Devi Kasi and Edwin Chandraharan; 16. Management of morbidly adherent placenta Rosemary Townsend and Edwin Chandraharan; 17. Acute illness and maternal collapse in the postpartum period Jessica Hoyle, Guy Jackson and Steve Yentis; 18. Episiotomy and obstetric perineal trauma Ranee Thakar and Abdul H. Sultan; 19. Induction of labour Vikram Talaulikar and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran; 20. Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (pPROM) Austin Ugwumadu; 21. The management of preterm labour Jan Joergensen and Ronald Lamont; 22. Labour in women with medical disorders Mandish Dhanjal and Catherine Nelson-Piercy; 23. Management of women with previous caesarean section Tsz Lin Lo and Tak Yeung Leung; 24. Rupture of the uterus Ana Pinas Carrillo and Edwin Chandraharan; 25. Management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia James J. Walker; 26. Neonatal resuscitation and the management of immediate neonatal problems Paul Mannix; 27. The immediate puerperium Shankari Arulkumaran; 28. Triage and prioritization in a busy labour ward Nina Johns; 29. Risk management in intrapartum care Leroy Edozien; 30. Teamworking, skills and drills on the labour ward Katie Cornthwaite and Dimitrios M. Siassakos; 31. Cerebral palsy arising from events in labour Mariana Rei and Diogo Ayres-de-Campos; 32. Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) in obstetrics Melissa Whitten; 33. Non-technical skills to improve obstetric practice Kim Hinshaw; Index.
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