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Fetal Monitoring in Practice E-Book

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ISBN: 9780702032943

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Fetal Monitoring in Practice E-Book , 3rd Edition

Fetal Monitoring in Practice E-Book

By Donald Gibb, MD MRCP FRCOG MEWI and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD DSc FRCS FRCOG

Copyright 2008
$67.95, Online Product, Reference

Availability:Out of print. 03/20/17.



Simple, direct and practical, this popular book has been comprehensively updated to cover recent guidelines and procedures. It offers a practical and accessible approach to fetal monitoring, to ensure both safe delivery and recognising the emotional needs of the mother and family. Essential concepts are presented in an accessible manner, well illustrated with real case histories and heart-rate patterns.


“The whole book reflects a sensible and accessible approach to the subject. The diagrams are clear and concise and help support the main text…This is overall, a book to keep near to hand where babies are being born.”
The Practising Midwife, January 2009

Key Features

  • Accessible, straightforward style
  • Real case histories and fetal heart-rate patterns
  • Recording of maternal heart rate
  • Fetal ECG waveform analysis
  • Basic pathophysiology

New to this Edition

• Fully updated text throughout
• Expanded section on medicolegal issues helps avoid litigation
• Updated chapter on admission cardiotocography
• Latest NICE guidelines

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Clinical assessment and recording

3 Electronic fetal monitoring: terminology

4 Control of the fetal heart and NICE guidelines

5 Cardiotocographic interpretation: the basics

6 Antepartum fetal surveillance

7 The admission test by cardiotocography or by auscultation

8 Cardiotocographic interpretation: clinical scenario

9 Contraction assessment

10 Oxytocin and fetal heart rate changes

11 Cardiotocographic interpretation: more difficult problems

12 The role of the scalp

13 Alterntaive methods of intrapartum fetal surveillance

14 Computer technology and the cardiotocograph

15 Medico-legal issues

16 Conclusion

Author Information

By Donald Gibb, MD MRCP FRCOG MEWI, Independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company, London, UK and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD DSc FRCS FRCOG , Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, UK; Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

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