Fetal Monitoring in Practice
Fetal Monitoring in Practice,
Edition 4
Edited by Donald Gibb, MD MRCP FRCOG MEWI and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD DSc FRCS FRCOG

Publication Date: 05 May 2017

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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! Retaining the features that characterised the success of previous editions – an accessible writing style, basic CTG interpretation, use of correct terminology, common pitfalls associated with equipment usage, underlying pathophysiology, clinical trial data and relevant clinical scenarios – new features include an expanded author team to provide an international perspective, the latest guidelines from NICE and FIGO, new and expanded information on clinical assessment and medical litigation, and a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice.

Key Features

    • 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'


New Features

    • 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
About the author
Edited 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
Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Clinical assessment and recording

3 Auscultation of the fetal heart rate

4 Electronic fetal monitoring – terminology and interpretation

5 Pathophysiology of fetal heart rate (FHR)

6 NICE and FIGO guidelines for interpretation of FHR patterns

7 Antepartum fetal surveillance

8 The admission test by cardiotocography or by auscultation

9 Assessment of uterine contractions

10 Oxytocin and fetal heart rate changes

11 Meconium, infection, anaemia, bleeding

12 Cardiotocographic interpretation: additional clinical scenarios

13 Cardiotocographic interpretation: more difficult problems

14 Fetal scalp blood sampling pH and lactate

15 Fetal ECG waveform analysis

16 Medico legal issues with CTG and current strategies to reduce litigation

17 Competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice

Book Reviews

Amazon Review comments of previous edition

This book is so interesting. I originally purchased it to write an assignment but as I referred to it I would find another interesting bit and get lost in it for another 30 minutes. It will now be my new bible on the delivery suite!

If you are a midwifery student this book is completely worth getting. It is easy to read and explains CTGs in an understandable way. It helps a lot in practice on the acute wards!

This is a ‘must have’ for all midwives and doctors working in the labour ward environment. It is also an important learning tool for both midwifery and medical students.

This is an excellent book which really helped me with my interpretation of CTGs.

I would highly recommend this book. As a midwifery student I find this book - while detailed - very easy to follow.

Book details
ISBN: 9780702043482
Page Count: 260
Illustrations: Approx. 400 illustrations
Retail Price: £31.99