Fully revised and now in full-colour, the new edition of Pre-Obstetric Emergency Training (POET) will help practitioners identify and manage a range of time-critical obstetric emergencies, specifically in the pre-obstetric department setting.
Providing structured examination and assessment techniques as an aid to determine what treatment should be provided before transport, this practical manual equips the practitioner with the knowledge necessary to save the mother and fetus in life threatening circumstances before admission to the hospital. New to the second edition are chapters covering non-technical skills and communication, as well as complicated labour and delivery.
Designed to accompany the associated Advanced Life Support Group training course, Pre-Obstetric Emergency Training serves as an authoritative guide for a range of pre-hospital practitioners dealing with specialist situations.
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Chapter 1 Obstetric services
Chapter 2 Law and ethical issues
Chapter 3 When things go wrong
Chapter 4 Getting it right – non-technical skills and communications
Chapter 5 Anatomical and physical changes in pregnancy
Chapter 6 Structured approach to the obstetric patient
Chapter 7 Collapse, cardiac arrest and shock in pregnancy
Chapter 8 Early pregnancy emergencies (up to 20 weeks)
Chapter 9 Late pregnancy emergencies (after 20 weeks)
Chapter 10 Trauma, surgical and medical emergencies
Chapter 11 Normal labour and delivery
Chapter 12 Complicated labour and delivery
Chapter 13 Emergencies after delivery
Chapter 14 Care of the baby at birth
Chapter 15 Assessment and Management of the post-gynaecological surgery patient