This book aims to address all degrees of perineal trauma as well as interventions to reduce the risk of their occurrence and management of future pregnancies. Perineal trauma affects a significant number of women worldwide every year. The inadequate assessment and management of perineal trauma can cause significant complications to women at a very critical time of their life. These can consequently lead to serious long-term problems.
This book will address all degrees of perineal trauma as well as interventions to reduce the risk of their occurrence and management of future pregnancies
The knowledge presented in this book will be beneficial to a multidisciplinary audience including doctors, midwives, nurses and physiotherapists
Chapters will have readily available evidence presented for service users and their families
Trauma: A Historical and International perspectives.- Anatomy and
physiology of the perineum.- Perineal
mapping.- Risk factors
for perineal trauma.- Intrapartum
interventions and risk of perineal trauma trauma.- Perineal
assessment, repair and postnatal management.- The role of
imaging in assessing perineal trauma.- Consequences
for the women (anal incontinence, pain, sexual dysfunction).- Information for the patient.- Perineal
trauma and pelvic floor muscle training.- Management
of perineal trauma complications: The role of the MDT.- Perineal
Trauma as a Quality indicator on a Delivery Unit/How to reduce perineal trauma
on an Organizational level.