The Midwife's Pocket Formulary - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

The Midwife's Pocket Formulary - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition


In current midwifey practice, one of the competencies covered by midwives is medicines management. Midwives and students are required to have an understanding of the range of medicines used within their sphere of practice.The Midwife’s Pocket Formulary provides both practising midwives and students with key information on the administration and management of medications in midwifery practice.

    • Essential information, at a glance
      • Convenient, pocket-sized format
        • Clear, worked examples of drug calculations
          • Information on drug calculations now includes neonatal calculation and alternative calculation methods used by some HEIs

          • ‘Antidepressants’ expanded to include current treatment therapies for existing mental health conditions, with safety information and guidance on current medications

          • ‘Intravenous fluids’ comprehensively updated and extended

          • ‘Emergency drugs’ completely revised to complement the NICE and RCOG guidance, with medications for each emergency grouped and cross-referenced to aid the reader

          • Supported by up-to-date clinical guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Green top guidance

          • Online pronunciation guide for drug terms and names.

          Abbreviations and Glossary of terms


          1. Antacids 1

          2. Anaesthesia 

          3. Analgesics 

          4. Antibiotics 

          5. Anticoagulants 

          6. Anticonvulsants 

          7. Antidepressants and other mental health conditions 

          8. Antiemetics 

          9. Antihypertensives 

          10. Antiseptics 

          11. Contraceptives 

          12. Antihistamines 

          13. Hypoglycaemics 

          14. Intravenous fluids 

          15. Immunoglobulins 

          16. Oxytocics 

          17. Prostaglandins 

          18. Myometrial relaxants 

          19. Rectal preparations 

          20. Vaccines 

          21. Vitamins and iron preparations 

          22. Anxiolytics and hypnotics 

          23. Antifungals 

          24. Miscellaneous 

          25. Emergency drugs 

          Drug Calculations


          Liz Davey and Debbee Houghton