This handbook provides a practical and accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in obstetrics and gynaecology, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise. Designed around the symptoms and signs with which the patient presents to the hospital, this handbook explains how to arrive at a differential diagnosis and how to prevent, manage, and treat an emergency. The obstetric emergencies section covers topics from early pregnancy through to post-delivery complications, whilst the gynaecological emergencies section addresses those issues that could potentially pose a threat to a women’s fertility or even her life. The second edition addresses new topics on issues that have become more prevalent in recent years, such as substance misuse in pregnancy and violence against women and children. A new topic on ‘preoperative assessment’ outlines how to get consent, the risks, benefits, and what the patient should expect. Fully revised and updated, covering new guidance, this title provides foundation year doctors, specialty trainees, and consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology with an invaluable source of information for every emergency situation.
Table of Contents
- Part 1 Obstetrics
Chapter 1 Pregnancy changes and early pregnancy complications Chapter 2 Medical emergencies in pregnancy Chapter 3 Obstetric complications Chapter 4 Concerns for the fetus and surveillance Chapter 5 Intrapartum procedures and complications Chapter 6 Post-delivery procedures and complications Chapter 7 Sepsis in pregnancy Chapter 8 Complications associated with complex psychosocial needs Chapter 9 Miscellaneous topics in obstetrics
- Part 2 Gynaecology
Chapter 10 Abnormal menses and bleeding Chapter 11 Chronic and acute abdominal pain Chapter 12 Intraoperative emergencies Chapter 13 Postoperative complications Chapter 14 Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome Chapter 15 Contraception and termination of pregnancy Chapter 16 Vaginal discharge Chapter 17 Vulval problems Chapter 18 Miscellaneous topics in gynaecology Chapter 19 Diagnostic laparoscopy and emergencies following laparoscopic surgery Chapter 20 General issues in obstetrics and gynaecology