Fetal Monitoring in Practice,
Edition 5
Edited by Donald Gibb, MD MRCP FRCOG and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Publication Date: 17 May 2023

The latest edition of this popular book is essential reading for all midwives and doctors working in the labour ward.

It has been fully updated but retains the essential features that have contributed to its popularity – an accessible writing style, easy-to-understand explanation of CTGs, and case studies and illustrations to make the content as accessible and practical as possible.

Fetal monitoring is a challenging area that requires skill and experience to practise well. This volume explores the subject matter in a detailed but straightforward manner, thus becoming an invaluable resource for health practitioners as well as midwifery and medical students.

Key Features

  • Fully updated by internationally renowned editors
  • Illustrations and case histories make content applicable to practice
  • Clear and friendly writing demystifies a potentially challenging subject area
  • Explains the correct use of terminology to help ensure safe and accurate communication
  • Covers the basics of interpretation, common pitfalls associated with equipment usage, and clinical trial data in context
  • Explains the underlying pathophysiology associated with abnormal changes seen on the CTG
  • 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
About the author
Edited by Donald Gibb, MD MRCP FRCOG, Independent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Birth Company (part of The Portland Hospital), Harley Street, London, UK and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Professor Emeritus, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, London, UK
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 


New Chapter: Machine Learning 


New Chapter: Fetal Monitoring in the Future 

Book details
ISBN: 9780323931458
Page Count: 0
Retail Price : £36.99
Practising midwives, student midwives 
K Karen Henry
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