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! New features include an expanded international author team, the latest guidelines from NICE and FIGO, updated 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