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! Retaining the features that characterised the success of previous editions - an accessible writing style, basic CTG interpretation, use of correct terminology, common pitfalls associated with equipment usage, underlying pathophysiology, clinical trial data and relevant clinical scenarios - new features include an expanded author team to provide an international perspective, the latest guidelines from NICE and FIGO, new and expanded information on clinical assessment and medical litigation, and a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice.
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'
Incorporates the latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expanded author team provides an international perspective
Includes new and expanded information on clinical assessment, complications including infection, anaemia and bleeding and medical litigation,
Contains a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice
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