Active Management of Labour

Active Management of Labour

Book Title: Active Management of Labour

Author: Catherine Nelson-Piercy

Format: Paperback | 236 pages

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2004

ISBN-13: 9780723432029

This manual encompasses a comprehensive approach to the management of labour. Based on the simple proposition that effective uterine action is the key to normal delivery, Active Management of Labour covers all aspects of delivery for nulliparous women with vertex presentation and single foetus.

This is an accessible and practical guide for obstericians and midwives as well as anaesthetists and the auxiliary staff of maternity units.

Encourages an active interest in labour by all professional staff
Emphasises the importance of constant personal attention and good communication in labour
Discusses in detail the need to distinguish between: - first and subsequent births - single cephalic and all other pregnancies - induction and acceleration of labour
Fosters the development of a team
spirit between midwife and obstetrician
Demonstrates how good labour ward organisation can improve care
Proves the importance of audit in ensuring quality of care



Updated chapters on dystocia and caesarean section
New key points summary at the end of each chapter
Updated review of clinical outcomes at the National Maternity Hospital