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Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma
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Obstetric emergencies are unplanned and often unanticipated. Management requires a clear understanding of the life-saving and damage-limiting treatments that can be implemented.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. Saving mothers' lives: lessons from the Confidential Enquiries; 3. Structured approach to emergencies in the obstetric patient; Part II. Recognition: 4. Recognising the seriously sick patient; 5. Shock; 6. Sepsis; 7. Intravenous access and fluid replacement; Part III. Resuscitation: 8. Airway management and ventilation; 9. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the nonpregnant and pregnant woman; 10. Amniotic fluid embolism; 11. Pulmonary thromboembolism; 12. Resuscitation of the baby at birth; Part IV. Trauma: 13. Introduction to trauma; 14. Domestic abuse; 15. Thoracic emergencies; 16. Abdominal trauma in pregnancy; 17. The unconscious patient; 18. Spine and spinal cord injuries; 19. Musculoskeletal trauma; 20. Burns; Part V. Other Medical and Surgical Emergencies in Pregnancy: 21. Abdominal emergencies in pregnancy; 22. Cardiac, diabetic and neurological emergencies in pregnancy; 23. Perinatal psychiatric illness; Part VI. Obstetric Emergencies: 24. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia; 25. Major obstetric haemorrhage; 26. Caesarean section; 27. Placenta accreta and retained placenta; 28. Uterine inversion; 29. Ruptured uterus; 30. Ventouse and forceps delivery; 31. Shoulder dystocia; 32. Umbilical cord prolapse; 33. Face presentation; 34. Breech delivery and external cephalic version; 35. Twin pregnancy; 36. Complex perineal and anal sphincter trauma; 37. Symphysiotomy and destructive procedures; 38. Anaesthetic complications in obstetrics; Part VII. Triage and Transfer: 39. Triage; 40. Transfer; Part VIII. Human Issues: 41. Human factors; 42. Consent matters; Index.

About the Author

Sara Paterson-Brown is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Imperial Healthcare Trust, London. Charlotte Howell is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, specialising in paediatric anaesthesia.

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'This book is a concise, well-written, and organized compendium of diagnostic and clinical tools that can be used to assess and manage obstetric emergencies. Improving provider recognition and management of maternal emergencies is of the utmost importance, as maternal mortality remains high, with approximately 330,000 maternal deaths worldwide in 2015 alone. Despite being intended as a course manual, this book is an excellent standalone text and a good resource for perinatal providers both in the United Kingdom and the United States.' J. Bradley Bavaro, Anesthesia and Analgesia

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