Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. Saving mothers' lives: lessons from the Confidential Enquiries; 3. Structured approach to emergencies in the obstetric patient; Part II. Recognition: 4. Recognising the seriously sick patient; 5. Shock; 6. Sepsis; 7. Intravenous access and fluid replacement; Part III. Resuscitation: 8. Airway management and ventilation; 9. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the nonpregnant and pregnant woman; 10. Amniotic fluid embolism; 11. Pulmonary thromboembolism; 12. Resuscitation of the baby at birth; Part IV. Trauma: 13. Introduction to trauma; 14. Domestic abuse; 15. Thoracic emergencies; 16. Abdominal trauma in pregnancy; 17. The unconscious patient; 18. Spine and spinal cord injuries; 19. Musculoskeletal trauma; 20. Burns; Part V. Other Medical and Surgical Emergencies in Pregnancy: 21. Abdominal emergencies in pregnancy; 22. Cardiac, diabetic and neurological emergencies in pregnancy; 23. Perinatal psychiatric illness; Part VI. Obstetric Emergencies: 24. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia; 25. Major obstetric haemorrhage; 26. Caesarean section; 27. Placenta accreta and retained placenta; 28. Uterine inversion; 29. Ruptured uterus; 30. Ventouse and forceps delivery; 31. Shoulder dystocia; 32. Umbilical cord prolapse; 33. Face presentation; 34. Breech delivery and external cephalic version; 35. Twin pregnancy; 36. Complex perineal and anal sphincter trauma; 37. Symphysiotomy and destructive procedures; 38. Anaesthetic complications in obstetrics; Part VII. Triage and Transfer: 39. Triage; 40. Transfer; Part VIII. Human Issues: 41. Human factors; 42. Consent matters; Index.
Sara Paterson-Brown is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Imperial Healthcare Trust, London. Charlotte Howell is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, specialising in paediatric anaesthesia.