This book aims to address all degrees of perineal trauma as well as interventions to reduce the risk of their occurrence and management of future pregnancies?. Perineal trauma affects a significant number of women worldwide every year. The inadequate assessment and management of perineal trauma can cause significant complications to women at a very critical time of their life. These can consequently lead to serious long-term problems.
- This book will address all degrees of perineal trauma as well as interventions to reduce the risk of their occurrence and management of future pregnancies
- The knowledge presented in this book will be beneficial to a multidisciplinary audience including doctors, midwives, nurses and physiotherapists
- Chapters will have readily available evidence presented for service users and their families
Perineal Trauma: A Historical and International perspectives.- Anatomy and physiology of the perineum.- Perineal mapping.- Risk factors for perineal trauma.- Intrapartum interventions and risk of perineal trauma trauma.- Perineal assessment, repair and postnatal management.- The role of imaging in assessing perineal trauma.- Consequences for the women (anal incontinence, pain, sexual dysfunction).- Information for the patient.- Perineal trauma and pelvic floor muscle training.- Management of perineal trauma complications: The role of the MDT.- Perineal Trauma as a Quality indicator on a Delivery Unit/How to reduce perineal trauma on an Organizational level?.