Health care professionals need to make rapid decisions under pressure to prevent and manage adverse outcomes during childbirth. Using an enquiry-based learning approach, this book offers a straightforward but comprehensive guide to emergency care, with scenarios throughout and expert commentary from a Supervisor of Midwives. It all addresses all major emergency situations as well as legal and clinical governance issues. It is essential reading for all midwives, paramedics and allied health professionals involved in the provision of obstetric care away from the acute setting.
1. Risk and Other Legal Considerations; Amanda Williamson and Kenda Crozier.- 2. Antepartum Haemorrhage; Jayne Randall.- 3. Postpartum Haemorrhage and Uterine Inversion; Anna Harris.- 4. Severe Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia; Nicki Young.- 5. Shoulder Dystocia; Karen Bates.- 6. The Birth of Undiagnosed Twins; Pat Lindsay.- 7. Breech Birth; Deborah Caine.- 8. Neonatal Resuscitation; Tracey Millar.- 9. The Paramedic Perspective; Natasha Taylor.- 10. Educational Issues; Karen Bates and Nicki Young.- 11. Mental Health Emergencies; Emma Sutton.