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
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Number of pages: 272
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Amazon Review comments of previous edition
This book is so interesting. I originally purchased it to write an assignment but as I referred to it I would find another interesting bit and get lost in it for another 30 minutes. It will now be my new bible on the delivery suite!
If you are a midwifery student this book is completely worth getting. It is easy to read and explains CTGs in an understandable way. It helps a lot in practice on the acute wards!
This is a 'must have' for all midwives and doctors working in the labour ward environment. It is also an important learning tool for both midwifery and medical students.
This is an excellent book which really helped me with my interpretation of CTGs.
I would highly recommend this book. As a midwifery student I find this book - while detailed - very easy to follow.