Emergencies Around Childbirth: A Handbook for Midwives, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Emergencies Around Childbirth

A Handbook for Midwives, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

Edited by Maureen Boyle


270 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781785231353
pub: 2016-07-28
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Designed to enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in urgent or emergency situations that can occur in a hospital, at a birth centre or at home, this fully updated third edition provides an accessible resource for all practising midwives.

With contributions from highly experienced midwives, this practical handbook incorporates an all-new chapter on serious infections and continues to provide key, up-to-date information on high-risk medical and obstetric situations. It also covers relevant information on litigation and the conclusions arising from the reports from the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths.

Emergencies Around Childbirth is essential reading for practising and trainee midwives, and those who teach them.

Table of Contents

1. Professional Issues around Emergency Care Kate Nash

2. Maternal and neonatal Resuscitation Jenny Brewster

3. Antepartum Haemorrhage Luisa Acosta

4. Thromboembolism in Pregnancy Judy Bothamley

5. Pre-eclampsia and Associated Conditions Maureen Boyle

6. Malpresentations and Malpositions Ona Stewart

7. Umbilical Cord Prolapse Alison Meinel

8. Shoulder Dystocia Judith Robbins

9. Uterine Complications Marie Hall

10. Intrapartum and Primary Postpartum Haemorrhage Helen Crafter

11. Amniotic Fluid Embolism Maureen Boyle

12. Serious Infection Judy Bothamley and Maureen Boyle

13. Other Causes of Potential Maternal Collapse Andrea Aras-Payne

14. Psychological Considerations around Emergency Care Elizabeth Hallewell

About the Editor

Maureen Boyle is Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of West London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology