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Active Management of Labour

Mosby Ltd. Title
ISBN: 9780723432029

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Active Management of Labour , 4th Edition

By K. O'Driscoll, MD, D. Meagher, MD and Michael Robson, MD

236 pages
Trim Size 6 1/8 X 9 1/5 in
Copyright 2004
$108.00, Paperback, Reference

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This manual encompasses a comprehensive approach to the management of labour. Based on the simple proposition that effective uterine action is the key to normal delivery, Active Management of Labour covers all aspects of delivery for nulliparous women with vertex presentation and single foetus.

This is an accessible and practical guide for obstericians and midwives as well as anaesthetists and the auxiliary staff of maternity units.

Key Features

  • Encourages an active interest in labour by all professional staff
  • Emphasises the importance of constant personal attention and good communication in labour
  • Discusses in detail the need to distinguish between:
    - first and subsequent births
    - single cephalic and all other pregnancies
    - induction and acceleration of labour
  • Fosters the development of a team
  • spirit between midwife and obstetrician
  • Demonstrates how good labour ward organisation can improve care
  • Proves the importance of audit in ensuring quality of care

New to this Edition

  • Updated chapters on dystocia and caesarian section
  • New key points summary at the end of each chapter
  • Updated review of clinical outcomes at the National Maternity Hospital
  • Readership

    Obstetricians, midwives, anaesthetists, childbirth educators, physiotherapists

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    By K. O'Driscoll, MD; D. Meagher, MD; and Michael Robson, MD

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