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Based on the protocols in use at the highly acclaimed King's College Hospital in London, Clinical Protocols in Labour presents a consensus of the best and most appropriate techniques for standard delivery and uncommon clinical scenarios. Each chapter is written as a stand-alone unit making the information easy to find. Coverage ranges from a general approach to care, normal labour, and care of the baby to specific issues such as eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, uterine rupture, and postpartum bleeding. In addition, the book includes protocols for emergency closure of the labour ward, communication among members of the labour team, and more. A compact, authoritative volume, Clinical Protocols in Labour provides practical templates for the perinatal management of women and their babies during labour and delivery.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Approach to Care Domino/GPO and Home Deliveries Normal Labour The Unbooked Woman Presenting to the Labour Ward Pain Relief in Labour Use of the Birth Pool for Labour and Delivery Care of the Baby Hypoglycaemia in the Newborn Breastfeeding on Labour Ward and Skin-to-Skin Contact The Prevention of Thromboembolism Induction, Stimulation and Augmentation of Labour Caesarean Section Vaginal Instrumental Deliveries Cardiotocograph Interpretation and Fetal Blood Sampling Preterm Labour Prevention and Treatment of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection Eclampsia and Pre-Eclampsia Management of Maternal Diabetes in Labour Infection Control Precautions with Particular Reference to Women with Blood-Borne Pathogens (Hepatitis B or HIV) Management of Shoulder Dystocia Breech Delivery Twin Delivery Prolapse of the Umbilical Cord Uterine Rupture Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage Guidelines for the Management of Massive Obstetric Haemorrhage Rescue Cerclage Female Genital Mutilation Overwhelming Sepsis Failed Intubation Drill Refusal to Receive Blood Products or Undergo Medical Intervention Sickle Cell Disease Peripartum Collapse Elective Delivery of the Fetus Affected by Severe Red Cell Sensitization (e.g. Rhesus Diseases) Appendix I: The King's College Hospital Protocol for Closure of the Labour Ward and Maternity Beds Appendix II: The King's College Hospital Guidelines for Communication between Midwives, Junior Doctors and Consultants in Relation to Care of a Woman in Labour Appendix III: Guidelines for Termination of Pregnancy Following Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormality or Intrauterine Death in the Second Trimester Index
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