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The Handbook of Obstetric Emergencies is the official training manual for the Intensive Course in Obstetric Emergencies (ICOE) conducted by the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia. It started out as training handouts and has evolved into a full-fledged handbook.

The 294-pages handbook is divided into 26 chapters, covering the spectrum of obstetric and labour ward emergencies. Of special mention are topics on non-technical skills such as team management, quality and safety, communication and transfer, and conduct of drills.

Flipping through the pages of this delightful handbook one will find the content effectively presented in a user-friendly style, with clever use of colorful diagrams, figures, checklists, management algorithms and key point highlights. Medical illustrations are original and professionally done, along with top-notch photographs of training materials. There are also interactive features that link the readers to online resources and videos. Information contained within are derived from evidence-based guidelines of internationally recognized organizations, tailored to regional practices.

The handbook is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals providing maternity care. It serves as an easy-to-read and structured handbook on obstetric emergencies, making important concepts easily understandable and memorable. It is also a great course manual for those involved in training of personnel in obstetric emergencies.

Only the English Handbook is available for purchase in both printed and electronic versions. The Chinese Handbook is exclusively used in China.