Obstetrics for Anaesthetists

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 6, 2008 - Medical
Anaesthetists on labour wards form an important part of the multi-disciplinary team. In addition to providing analgesia and anaesthesia, they are also involved in the acute management of conditions related to pregnancy, and coordinate and plan the care of patients with coexisting medical diseases. This requires an understanding of specialized obstetric procedures and the terminology and conditions unique to obstetrics. Obstetrics for Anaesthetists is a practical manual designed to provide anaesthetists with a clear knowledge of obstetrics and the implications this will have on their anaesthetic practice. Each chapter includes algorithms for the management of obstetric emergencies and text boxes highlighting the anaesthetic implications of a condition. Edited by an obstetric anaesthetist and an obstetrician, and with contributions from many leading practitioners, Obstetrics for Anaesthetists is an invaluable practical guide to all aspects of obstetrics relevant to anaesthetic practice.
 

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Contents

Maternal physiology and obstetrics
1
Antenatal care
11
Induction of labour
22
Normal labour
31
Abnormal labour
40
Fetal monitoring
52
Preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
70
Operative obstetrics
88
Infection
130
Life support in obstetrics
136
Drugs in obstetrics
140
Confidential enquiries into fetal neonatal and maternal death
149
Appendix One Adult Advanced Life Support Algorithm
153
Appendix Two The Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage Algorithm
154
Appendix Three Emergency Management of Eclamptic Fit Algorithm
155
Index
156

Obstetric haemorrhage
107
Thromboembolic disorders of pregnancy
120

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About the author (2008)

Alexander Heazell is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre of the University of Manchester.

John Clift is a Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist at the City Hospital, Birmingham.

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